Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Kuryakyn John Shope – ‘‘Vantage’’ Signature Series

John Shope – ‘‘Vantage’’ Signature Series

Kuryakyn and long-time collaborator John Shope of Dirty Bird Concepts fame have introduced a second Signature Series collection for Indian Motorcycle models.

Produced exclusively by Kuryakyn, the ‘Vantage’ Signature Series by John Shope “showcases the distinct vision and style that made Dirty Bird Concepts a household name among the world’s top custom bike builders.

“Following the development of the Sprint Signature Series for midsize Scouts, Kuryakyn designers and Shope shifted focus towards Indian’s heavyweight platforms. The new ‘Vantage’ Signature Series reflects Shope’s trademark precision-sculpted lines and smooth, flowing contours. All components come ready to bolt on and ride, out of the box, with durable cast aluminum or high-impact injection-molded ABS construction. Finish options include chrome or black.

The ‘Vantage’ air cleaner cover is “built to perform with its high-flow design and included washable and reusable Kuryakyn-designed K&N filter element. The modular aluminum cover incorporates a satin black base and contrasting chrome or gloss black outer trim. Openings around the perimeter of the cover provide additional airflow while black stainless steel screen inserts block debris and add aggressive styling; chrome or gloss black for ‘14-’19 Indian models (except Scout).

Said to be following “similar styling cues, the ‘Vantage’ horn cover’s smooth, sculpted two-piece design provides contrast and dimensional depth. Available in gloss black as a direct replacement on all ‘14-’17 Chief, Chieftain, Roadmaster and Springfield models; ‘18-later models require Kuryakyn’s separately available horn cover adapter.
The ‘Vantage’ dash console replaces the shorter factory console and vinyl trim for seamless coverage down the center of the tank. The clean design “enhances the tank’s shape and incorporates ‘knockout’ covers for models with console-mounted ignition buttons, as well as power saddlebag locks and heated grip switches. Cast from A380 aluminum and offered in chrome or satin black for ‘14-’19 Chieftains and Roadmasters (except ‘18 Roadmaster Elite).

The ‘Vantage’ headlight bezel “completely transforms the outer fairing with its sharp, clean lines and formed headlamp visor. The durable and lightweight high-impact satin black ABS construction holds up extremely well to dings and debris without adding noticeable weight to the front end. It will reuse the factory hardware on ‘14-’18 Chieftain, ‘19 Chieftain Classic and ‘15-’19 Roadmaster models; available in chrome or satin black.

‘Dillinger’ Collection
The new Kuryakyn ‘Dillinger’ collection “showcases tough-as-nails industrial styling through a variety of accessories available for Sportster-specific and multi-fit applications. “Signature ‘Dillinger’ design cues incorporate unique pass-through styling with rugged modular construction and contrasting finishes that blend smooth and textured surfaces. Finish options include satin black or satin silver with zinc dichromate plating on all visible socket head cap screws to add distinctive contrasting elements.

‘Dillinger’ footpegs are available with male-mount splined adapters as direct replacements for most H-D models, or without splined adapters for a variety of fitments using Kuryakyn’s model-specific adapters. The all-aluminum construction features a raised top surface for traction and unique pass-through design to produce a lightweight and sturdy foundation for secure footing. Complementing the look is the ‘Dillinger’ shift peg, available as a direct replacement for all H-D models.

Available for a variety of H-D models with 5-3/4” headlamps, the ‘Dillinger’ headlight trim ring is a direct replacement for stock, cast from durable lightweight aluminum. The grilled design can be run horizontally or vertically.
‘Dillinger’ levers are cast from high-quality aluminum with a slotted and ergonomic design that offers comfortable, controlled pullback. Fitment is available for all ‘14-’19 XL Sportsters, with applications for ‘96-’17 H-D models with cable-operated clutch currently in development.

The ‘Dillinger’ handguards add aggressive styling, block wind in cold-weather riding and protect hands from debris. Modular construction from a combination of injection-molded ABS and aluminum offers a lightweight and durable handguard option that uses the mirror-stem bolt and mount on ‘04-’19 XL Sportsters for easy installation.

The fixed-mount ‘Dillinger’ luggage rack for Sportsters will “handle virtually any type of luggage and features a rigid design with slight rise at the tail to help keep loads securely in place.” Made from durable stamped steel; includes mounting plates that install discreetly between the fender struts and rear fender. Additional ‘Dillinger’ products currently in development are slated for early 2019 release.


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