Street Glide Style
After getting three sportbikes customized by Roaring Toyz, one customer is ready for a different kind of ride.
Mark Sollitto knew exactly what he was getting himself into when he took his 2010 Harley-Davidson Street Glide FLHX to Robert Fisher at Roaring Toyz. Sollitto has been a Roaring Toyz customer for over a decade, and he’s got three custom Yamaha R1s to prove it.
After getting his sportbikes transformed by Roaring Toyz, Sollitto knew it was time to give his Street Glide the same treatment. “I’ve always had Harleys, and I wanted to customize one. They’re a lot more comfortable to ride than sportbikes,” explains Sollitto.
The frame of the Street Glide has been cut and raked to make way for the 26-inch front wheel, which is an RC Components Drifter. The front end also has a single brake disc so more of that chrome wheel shows.
All that flash doesn’t sacrifice performance, though. The six-piston Performance Machine front brake caliper and the Progressive Suspension fork internals ensure quick stopping and smooth riding. Rear air ride adds to the smooth factor.
The performance mods don’t stop there. Roaring Toyz treated the motor to an RC Components air cleaner, a Power Commander, and Vance & Hines headers with custom large O.D. canisters. And, of course, the motor is impossible to miss since it’s flawlessly chromed.
The real eye-catching part of this Street Glide is the bodywork. The electric blue custom paint, laid down by Ryan Hathaway, makes this bike stand out in a sea of lookalike stock rides. For the full effect, take a closer look at the hand-painted pinstripes, skull and the Harley-Davidson script, which graces the tank.
Before getting its custom paint, the bodywork underwent a lot of work. The front fender is designed to wrap over the 26-inch front wheel. The gas tank, side covers and saddle bags were all stretched. The rear fender was stretched, too, and cleaned up with a Frenched-in license plate bracket and flush-mount turn signals and lights.
This Street Glide is loud without even turning over the motor, but it gets an extra boost in the sound department with a custom stereo system. The Clarion Deck feeds music to two 6.5-inch speakers and four six-by-nine inch speakers. Those four big speakers are hiding in the saddle bag lids and the leg warmer fairings.
If you had any doubt that Roaring Twins are the hottest baggers out there, then one look at Sollitto’s Street Glide proves their prowess. Even Sollitto, who has seen three of his other bikes turned into customs at Roaring Toyz, was impressed.
“I told Robert basically what I wanted, and he went above and beyond on the paint,” Sollitto says. “I love it! It rides good and looks good.”
Sounds good, too.
Read more about the bike in American Bagger Magazine (opens as a PDF file)
- 26″ Front Wheel Conversion with single disc conversion
- R.C. Components Drifter 30×3.75 Chrome Front Wheel
- R.C. Components Drifter Matching 13″ Front Brake Rotor
- Performance Machine 6 Piston Chrome Front Brake Caliper
- Billet Raked Triple Trees
- Cut and raked frame lifting and extending neck for wheel clearance and proper suspension travel
- Chrome Billet hidden axle lower fork legs
- Progressive Suspension Fork Internals
- 26″ Wrap front fender
- Stretched Gas Tank
- Stretched side covers
- Stretched Saddle Bags & Rear Fender with Frenched in License Plate Bracket and flush mount tail light & turn signals
- Saddle Bags Lids with 6×9 Speakers
- Air ride rear suspension
- Leg Warmer Fairings with 6×9″ Speakers
- Chopped Low Profile Tour Pack with quick release
- R.C. Components Air Cleaner with Wheel Matching Drifter Pattern
- Power Commander
- Vance & Hines Headers with Custom Large O.D. Canisters
- Custom Stereo System with Clarion Deck, 4000 Watt J.L. Digital Amp, 2 6.5 speakers and 4 6×9″ Speakers
- Chrome 14″ Ape Hanger Custom Handle Bars with Internal Wiring
- Custom Billet/ Rubber Grips
- Performance Machine Custom Mirrors
- Performance Machine Open Primary
- Custom Low Profile Windsheild
- Custom Seat to match Stretched tank