The M8FXRP has obtained to be one of many coolest venture bikes Sizzling Bike has ever carried out. It began as most different nice concepts do, with a easy query: What in the event you took the very best efficiency chassis Harley-Davidson ever made and gave it high-output fashionable efficiency? And, after all, the straightforward query was the best a part of the venture. Simply ask Danny Wilson. “The concept behind the bike was to make an FXRP that has all the trendy 2018 powertrain elements and electronics,” he says. “The inspiration was that nobody has ever carried out it earlier than.”
This best-of-both-worlds was the brainchild of Wilson and Sizzling Bike’s personal Jeff G. Holt. It additionally served as Wilson’s entry for the 2018 Sizzling Bike Tour. Jeff hunted everywhere for an appropriate retired FXR and located the right sufferer on the Fairfax, Virginia, police division within the type of a retired ’93 cop bike. Harley-Davidson kicked in a Milwaukee-Eight engine and transmission. With that, the venture was a full go.
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That powerplant wasn’t allowed to remain inventory. You don’t companion up with a man named MotorWitch in the event you plan on leaving your engine as-is manufacturing unit recent. No, you’re employed some sorcery on that factor and transmogrify it into one thing evil, like, say, a 151-inch pavement-eating demon. In reality, what Wilson beloved most in regards to the bike is that it handles like an FXR however has the facility of a 151-inch M-Eight and all the trendy electronics.
Becoming all that energy right into a FXR body made to carry an Evo took some doing although. FXR Division’s Chris Eder and Justin Coleman tackled that engineering problem, making the wanted modifications to the body for holding a motor that got here out 25 years after the chassis did. The remainder of the bike got here collectively with none exterior interference by the biker gremlins that always infect a venture. We’ve coated the construct each in print and digitally, together with the techy how-to stuff of how M8FXRP got here to be. You’ll discover all of the tales on it right here.