“I studied guys like Donnie Smith, Arlen and Cory Ness, Dave Perewitz, Jim Betlach, Lee Clemens, Don Hotop, Tom Motzko, Grady Pfeiffer, Tank, and many more in those early years,” Brian Klock said. “I’m such a fan of the industry.”
Later, in 2004, the business was moved into it’s current location, a 7,000 square feet facility. The
larger building afforded space for new software, more space for R&D and kustoms, and a dyno Quigley always wanted. The inception of the product line started with fenders. Brian and Dan were severely disenchanted with the quality of available after-market fenders, and after hours of prepping them, many took a one-way flight across the shop. With focus provided by Laura, who joined the team in 2005, the guys shifted from kustom bikes to a high-quality product line with ensured accurate fitment.
“Three weeks later, we were at the starting line at the Bonneville Salt Flats with the winning bagger,” Brian Klock said. “After 2 passes, Laura rode to a National Land Speed Record.”
Reporting a lift from the front end as she increased speed, the team set out to create a product that would make the bike safer for Laura to race. The patented Flare™ Windshield was born, and the company grew exponentially! The added downforce, air management, and sheer style of the part has afforded the Flare™ the title of Product of the Year, twice.
Developing a parts line, there were several factors that Klock Werks would not compromise on. Top of the line manufacturing processes and materials were a must, and the company’s hard-earned dollars would stay in the USA. It all started with kustom builders, and the mission was to create accurate fitment and easy installation so anyone could kustomize their own ride. The company has stayed commited to their intentions, and vowed to always provide the absolute best customer service.
Drag Specialties also accepted the product line in 2006. Laura and her daughters, Erika and Karlee, became the first mother-daughter-daughter racing team to hold land-speed records at the same time by 2008, and Klock Werks’ kustom motorcycles continued to be featured in magazines and videos all over the world. In 2012, Laura and Brian were inducted into the Sturgis Motorcycle Museium and Hall of Fame. In 2014, Klock Werks entered the Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, and Indian markets.
Today, the company has 16 full-time employees and sells parts all around the globe. The Flare™ Windshield continues to lead as the number one selling part, but custom bike shops and garage builders utilize other high quality, high functioning parts, like the adjustable KlipHanger Handlebars, e-coated stamped steel fenders, and most recently, Klock Werks Device Mounts, powered by the iOmounts system.