Friday, March 28, 2008


Battistinis Harley Davidson Bagger

Take a completely stock Harley and transform it with the complete line-up of aftermarket parts and accessories from Battistnis that bolt straight on and bring both innovation and contemporary styling to your bike in an instant, whatever it may be.

In this instance Rikki Batistini who heads up Battistinis in America took a stock 07’ Harley Bagger and gave it the Battistini styling overhaul. With no expensive chopping, changing and repainting the bike oozes class yet stands miles apart from its stock roots. The products used here have been designed and developed especially with Harley Baggers in mind, to maximise the aesthetics with minimum outlay.

The now legendary and many times imitated Battistini ‘original’ grips and pegs have been married up with a set of floorboards and saddlebag latch covers to just get the ball rolling.

The handlebars utilised for this makeover are a very unique and original design indeed. The Battistinis Retro ‘Floating’ handlebar as they are named incorporate a Patent Pending ‘Underbar’ system that creates them to appear to float above the fairing. This in turn achieves the cleanest, slickest look currently available on the market. These are available from Battistinis ready to bolt straight on as they are supplied dimpled and pre-drilled for internal wiring.

Another Battistini ‘Industry first’ is the front billet machined stock fender brackets. These allow the front stock fender on a Bagger to locate slightly higher than normal, so creating enough clearance to run a 21” wheel without the need for replacing the front fender. This bike could only roll out on one set of wheels and they had to be the elegant Battistinis three spoke design with matching pulley and brake rotors complementing the look throughout. The front wheel is a 21” x 3.5” and the rear being 18 x 5.5”, both riding on Metzeler rubber having a 120mm ring up front and a 160mm in the rear.

The motor, while essentially stock now sports a Vance & Hines Fuelpack, Cobra Exhaust and a Ness big Sucker air cleaner assembly. Any motor can benefit from free breathing exhaust and intake components, and the Fuelpak helps improve performance and smooth out the power curve. This ensures that the bike not only looks great but rides brilliant too!

The complete Battistinis product range is manufactured on the West Coast of U.S.A, being available in show winning chrome plating and also black anodise with highlight re-machining. This offers a bold, two-tone look that really brings the parts to life.

Now being 2008 and not wanting to rest on our laurels we have twisted the throttle all the way back and developed the range even further since this bike was overhauled. Forward controls, Brake arms and shift linkages are just the tip of the iceberg of what has since been developed. The full range is NOW IN STOCK and Battistinis are looking for dealers Worldwide to offer this range that continues to grow day by day.


Battistinis UK Ltd
Unit A 107 Southwick Road, Southbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset, England, BH6 5PS
T: +44 (0)1202 437400
F: +44 (0)1202 418335