Moonshine by Calgary Harley-Davidson

BOTK Global Semi-Finalist

Those industrial Canadians first wanted to build a crazy board tracker, but then the rules came out and it would have been way over budget, according to Calgary’s Trevor Madore. So to prove the Dyna lovers/Softail haters wrong they pimped out a Sport Glide, a bike Madore admittedly said was hard to sell to our northern, 100-proof-drinking, lumberjack cousins. 

They took original 1984 Sport Glide bags and added an FXRT fairing to give it the club style. Calgary has had such success with its custom model, it now fabricates its own bracket. They took the mid-controls from a Low Rider to give it an aggressive riding position and lowered the front fender. 

“Basically, our build took only a week, and we wanted to build an easily reproduceable bike,” Madore said. And while Calgary Harley-Davidson leads the Canadian performance and custom scene, it was a completely different game when they went to the championship in Milan, Italy. 

“Going to Milan is an eye opener,” said Madore. “The reality is that, in Europe, Harley is a drop in the bucket. But with the Pan America and Bronx, I think they will break into that market.” 

But back to the bike. The copper, which replaces the chrome, totally puts it over the top, making it one of the most elegant bikes we saw during the competition. As a mid-stream bagger, Moonshine shows it is a true Battle of The Kings bike because it is the perfect combination of Harley-Davidson and aftermarket accessories, making it easy for anyone worldwide to reproduce.

Calgary Harley-Davidson has been running a dedicated customs division since 2012. 

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