When you’re as big an outfit as J&P Cycles, it’s pretty nice to have your very own in-house bike builder, and we’ve got that in spades with our own Kody Wisner. And as cool as that is, a lot of our customers have no idea that we’ve been creating new bikes on a regular basis in our shop for years now.
In addition to the stock bikes that are customized at the shop, we’re on pace to roll out five from-the-ground-up builds this year, the latest being an X-Wedge-based FXR and a 1947 Knucklehead replica for the National Motorcycle Museum.
The X-Wedge bike houses a 117-cubic-inch powerplant that will be made even nastier with Kody punching it out to a whopping 132 cubic inches that should be good for about 150 rear-wheel ponies. The beast of a motor will dwell inside a Rolling Thunder FXR-style frame and be fed by an S&S closed-loop fuel-injection system.
The power will be put to the ground via an S&S six-speed tranny and a Rivera Primo belt drive, and will be rolling on a set of Milwaukee Twins billet wheels. Combine that with the 58-millimeter front end and you have one bad to the bone machine, the likes of which you won’t see at your local gas station.
The Knuck will be powered by a 93-inch generator-style Knucklehead with a Baker four-speed tranny handling the gear-shifting duties. A Tech Cycles electric start kit will ensure easy starts and the whole thing is rolling around inside a V-Twin frame. I would go on about the coolness of this bike but, it’s a Knucklehead so what else needs to be said?
Kody’s latest creation for us is a shiny red old school chop sporting a S&S 117, BDL belt drive, Performance Machine brakes and controls, along with a whole laundry list of tasty biker morsels from our catalog.
And since we’re in a “give, give, never take” mood, we’ve teamed up with Easyrider Magazine to give you the opportunity to win this very bike. Click here to enter for a chance to win. Good luck and check back here or on our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on our current build projects.