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Doug Ide’s ‘Rising Sun’ Harley® Road King Wins Mod Harley Class at Long Beach IMS

Doug Ide's Road King custom side view at the Long Beach, California IMS

Long and low, 'Rising Sun' wins the Modified Harley Class of the Long Beach IMS

Doug Ide’s “Rising Sun” is shining brightly in Southern California. Ide, owner of Ide Innovations, in Sacramento, California, walked away with the win in the Modified Harley Category of the first stop of the J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show.

For the second year in a row, K&N is sponsoring three classes of the J&P show which is a centerpiece of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show (IMS). The Long Beach, California, staging of the IMS featured some of the most innovative customs we’ve seen.

Doug Ide's Road King custom rear view and check at the Long Beach, California IMS

Rising Star earned Doug Ide a check and a K&N product prize

Interestingly, Ide’s 2009 Harley-Davidson Road King could be considered a bit of a throwback in the custom bike world. There has been a recent trend toward skeletal, minimalist builds. However, Rising Sun is an over-the-top fully-faired bagger. All of that crimson bling clearly caught the eye of the judges.

Let’s start with the Road King’s most noticeable element, all of that Candy Apple Red paint is marbleized into a deep, and truly awe-inspiring coating. That paint flows from the custom headlight nacelle that is reminiscent of an aircraft engine nose, all the way through the sweeping, stylized hard bags shaped like a sheet blowing off a concealed treasure. Those saddlebags feature very cool sliding lids.

Doug Ide's Road King custom rear view at the Long Beach, California IMS

The lids on those stylized bags slide open

Ide gave the frame a serious rake which makes room for a massive 30-inch, one-off custom wheel up front. That front wheel has one of the most unique spoke patterns you will see. The frame carries the same fantastic paint as the bodywork.

The big V-twin breathes through a K&N filter. Interestingly, rather than a highly-chromed exhaust, spent gasses exit through a subtle, industrial-themed header which continues the aircraft motif from the headlight.

K&N is proud to sponsor J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show classes that shine the spotlight on fantastic builds like Ide Innovations’ Rising Sun. Doug Ide walked away from the show with a $750 check and $500 in K&N product credit for future builds.

Check back often as we bring you the big winners of the J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show at each stop of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show.


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