This isn’t really news, since the bike has been for sale for ages, bit since Russel Mitchell reduced the price for this scoot down to $25K it seems time to talk about it.
Russel created this bike to showcase Exile Chopper”s lineup of parts to make a standard Softail look like a custom build from a pro shop. Featuring Exile’s trademark minimalist approach to building, this scoot features a laundry list of custom features to dramtically change the look of the otherwise plain Jane Softail Standard, like Russell’s super-clean handlebar setup complete with a twist-clutch and hidden controls.
You’d pay a lot more for the bike and the parts separately, not counting the time and effort to bolt them on yourself. Consider this your last chance to own a genuine Exile Cycle dream bike without forking over $30K plus. Don’t this this one pass you by. Get the full specs and more shots of the sled at Exile Cycles.
And now for an innovation in helmet technology that has been needed since helmets were invented: a built-in rear view mirror that does not obstruct forward vision and provides a clear, uninterrupted view the road behind you.
New from Reevu, the MSX1 motorcycle helmet. Fully vented, DOT certified and track tested, this little gem may just turn the helmet industry upside down.
These helmets are available now and quite competitively priced considering their substantial safety upgrades. Check out the stats and pricing at the Reevu site. Also check out the Web Bike World’s video review of the MSX1 and this clip from Discovery Science Discurso.
Performance Machine been dramatically expanding their already substantial offerings over the last few years. We’ve seen them introduce an entire collection of air cleaners, and the Contrast Cut and Scallop series of tin covers, pegs and grips, all of which were right in the wheelhouse of what they’ve been doing for the last forty plus years. So the new Vision Series of headlights, made to the same exacting specifications as the rest of their parts, is an exciting line of accessories for PM to introduce. Check out the stats at Performance Machine and pick up yours from your local PM dealer.
I’m a huge fan of Sportsters, especially ones stripped down to bare essentials ala Speed Merchant and Storz. We’re seeing this trend all around, even Chopper Dave just tweeted his need for an XR Style Sporty fender. Since Café Racers are becoming a burgeoning fad in the Sportster community, Burly’s new Café Tail Sections should be a huge hit.
No more fender, ugly stock turn signals and license plate frames to clutter things up. Just a clean, minimalist look to completely change up the appearance of any 1986-03 Sporty.
Burly is currently offering these sections in a partially covered model with paint-able black gel coat and a fully covered option. Want more? Both options include super-comfortable gel inserts in the seats. Get a jaw dropping custom look without all the cutting and fabricating. Thank you, Burly.
Mustang has spruced up it’s famously comfortable Wide Tripper Solo Seat by offering them with a cool diamond stitch pattern, even the backrest models. Mustang has had a good thing going with its Wide Tripper series and I’m pleasantly surprised they’re expanding the line up. Be sure to check out their new heated seat offering when you check the specs on the one. Available for Touring, Sportster, Dyna and Softail models from Mustang Seats.
2013 seems to be the year of the air cleaner. I can’t think of major manufacturer that hasn’t come up with a new one and minimalism appears to be the fad of the moment. As evidence, Arlen Ness’ Slot Track Inverted Air Cleaner. No stats yet to determine its performance against the reigning champs on the market, but you check the product specs at Arlen’s website.