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Tyler Foster Wins the Mod Harley Class at New York IMS with 2001 Road King Custom

Tyler Foster's Modified Harley Class winner in Mew York IMS side view

Long, plummeting lines give Tyler Foster's custom a one-of-a-kind silhouette

A Harley-Davidson® show-stopper won the Modified Harley class at the New York stop of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show (IMS). Tyler Foster, who specializes in custom exhaust systems with his company Sikpipes, created a bagger that turned heads all weekend long at the Big Apple IMS.

K&N sponsors the prestigious Modified Harley® Class at every stop of the IMS as part of the world’s biggest custom bike competition, the J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show. We could not be more impressed by the bikes that have rolled away with the titles, the trophies, the money, and the K&N product awards in the first two stops of the IMS.

Tyler Foster's Modified Harley Class winner in Mew York IMS intake

The intake velocity stack on the Road King build is steampunk cool

Tyler Foster’s, 2001 Harley Road King was aptly named ‘Brown.’ Brown is tall yet low; complex yet simple. Sound like contradictions? Not in this case.

Up front, Brown rolls on a tall RKD Speed front wheel wearing low-profile rubber. Even with that thin rubber, that front wheel is so tall that it sits about on level with the top of the tank. The wheel is bolted to a raked out Voodoo girder front end. In typical Voodoo style, the forks are a wicked combination of clean lines and artful geometry.

Flowing back from the triple tree, the stretched, custom frame could not sit any lower. Therein rests the answer to the tall yet low riddle. The seat height rests at about mid-engine level which makes for the ultimate in ‘climbing the monkey bars’ riding position. It’s quite the reach to the Brass Balls Cycles grips and pegs.

Tyler Foster's Modified Harley Class winner in Mew York IMS forks and wheel

The Voodoo girder front end and ultra tall wheel on 'Brown' are remarkable

The tank and sweeping bagger rear end feature a blinged out paint job applied by Execution Style. The paint job that looks simple at first glance becomes deeper and more complex on closer inspection.

If you look at any element of this build, you will find amazing detail; however, the total project embodies a symbiosis that gives the overall impression of simplicity. Complex yet simple.

Foster’s decision to frame the engine allows full view of the nicely accented power plant. Of course, the exhaust specialist highlighted the headers on the Road King. The simple, perfectly bent pipes exit with a wide-open mouth below each jug on the V-twin.

K&N congratulates Tyler Foster on his win in the Modified Harley Class of the J&P Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in New York.


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