Azzkikr's Indian 'Frontier 111' Custom Springfield
Indian Motorcycle has unveiled its first custom edition of the recently announced Indian Springfield - "Frontier 111" - designed for them by Len Edmondson of Phoenix, Arizona based Azzkikr Custom Baggers fame.
Continuing Indian's commendable program of engaging with leading aftermarket custom motorcycle and parts designers and manufacturers, Indian describe this bike as combining Edmondson's "acute attention to detail and outrageous craftsmanship" to "offer a truly show-stopping example of a thoroughly modern retro bagger that features classic lines via contemporary artistic flare."
The Frontier 111 has obvious salutes to pedigree by incorporating the heritage of the Indian brand's skirted front fender, a leaf-spring equipped springer front end, jockey shifter with foot clutch, and historically inspired color palette, surrounding Indian Motorcycle's powerful Thunder Stroke 111 engine.
"We have been working on the cutting edge of the custom bagger movement for years now" says Edmondson "but it's not often that you get to reveal a custom based on a motorcycle the factory just introduced.
"From day one, we wanted something that reflected the big front wheel trend, but still spoke to the heritage and style that is uniquely Indian.
"Everything on the bike aside from the triple tree [custom made by KewlMetal] was hand-made or manufactured in our shop to an OEM quality standard to fit on the Springfield's stock frame, so nothing on it makes any actual changes to the engineering of the present bike. In other words, if I wanted to send parts to someone to reproduce this bike with a new Springfield, they could put it together using the same bolt patterns. That makes this build truly revolutionary."
"The Indian Springfield is a touring bike that is meant to be ridden, and by building an extreme custom around the stock frame, the Frontier 111 stays true to the spirit of the motorcycle," commented Reid Wilson, Marketing Director for Indian Motorcycle. "Len and his team did an amazing job with this build and it was very exciting to unveil this bike at the 75th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week."
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