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High Performance 2009 Pro Street Dyna Wins Mod Harley Class at Minneapolis IMS

Ward Performance custom Dyna at the Minneapolis, Minnesota IMS side view

Rick Ward's custom Dyna has drag bike looks and performance to match

It is not a surprise that the custom 2009 Pro Street Dyna Harley® that won the Modified Harley Class at the Minneapolis stop of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show (IMS) features a massive and powerful V-twin. The force behind the build is Ward Performance. The Minnesota-based company specializes in performance modifications for Harley-Davidson engines.

The Modified Harley Class is one of the competitions sponsored by K&N at each stop of the J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show. It’s fitting that the Mod Harley winner at the Minnesota IMS is a horsepower beast. After all, extracting maximum power from engines is something that K&N has been doing for decades.

Ward Performance custom Dyna at the Minneapolis, Minnesota IMS engine view

Here is what a 161 horsepower Harley engine looks like

The 2009 Pro Street Dyna Harley built by drag engine specialist Rick Ward is a long, dark, and handsome custom that features some of the coolest components in the industry. Let’s work from the ground up on this custom speedster.

The Ward Performance custom rolls on carbon fiber wheels designed and built by BST. The front wheel is controlled by trick inverted forks clamped in a custom triple tree.

Out back, the aluminum swing arm is stretched 6 inches for a drag bike stance. JRI drag shocks keep the 190 width Michelin planted in the rear. The drag bike theme is continued with the rear-set foot controls.

Enough waiting – let’s look at that engine. The Ward Performance 124 CI engine breathes through a forward-sweeping intake featuring a K&N conical high-performance filter. The big twin's cylinder heads have been ported using Ward's highly tested and refined process and other internal performance mods abound. Spent gas duties are handled by a beautiful hand built custom stainless exhaust.

Ward Performance custom Dyna at the Minneapolis, Minnesota IMS wheel and swing arm

A 6-inch stretch on the aluminum swing arm leads to carbon fiber wheel

So what does a V-twin built by a full-on performance company deliver? Ward claims the big jugs pump out an incredible 161 horsepower.

The paint and bodywork is appropriately sinister and subtle. Blacks and reds combine to unify the all-business motif of the street burner. The project is capped with minimal instrumentation and low-rise drag bars.

K&N is happy that a pure performance machine rolled away with the Mod Harley class in Minnesota.


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