Who says the cruiser market is (literally) dying off? Our friend Robert Fisher at Florida’s Roaring Toyz, the nation’s leading outfitter of custom sportbikes, just sent news that he’s opening a new division called Roaring Twinz to concentrate on the V-twin aftermarket.Fisher tells us his business has been in decline against a backdrop of falling sportbike sales and increased competition from offshore parts manufacturers. “There are so many Chinese companies knocking off my parts now,” Fisher says. “I swear, there are more billet Hayabusa triple clamps on shelves now than there are Hayabusas on the street!” Meanwhile, demand for V-twin parts remains relatively strong–especially for baggers, one of the few segments of the motorcycle market still delivering decent sales. Though developing product for American and metric cruisers both, Fisher says Roaring Twinz will concentrate on the latter, working to fill the void for quality custom accessories for Japanese bikes. To showcase this effort Roaring Twinz just completed its first custom build, this tricked-out Kawasaki Vaquero finished just in time to debut at Bike Week. Keep your eyes peeled for it if you’re down in Daytona this week.
Custom sportbike builder turns to baggers
Written by: Aaron Frank on March 9 2011 10:24 AM