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Tuesday 9 February 2021

Bagger Nation

Yaffe focuses on H-D's new M-8 Softail platform as he rolls into his 30th year

Paul Yaffe of Phoenix, Arizona based Paul Yaffe Originals and Bagger Nation fame is now into his 30th year in the motorcycle industry.  
The four-time V-twin industry "Trendsetter of the Year" recipient is no stranger to inserting his views on style into any given genre of H-D models that happen to grab his attention.  With the recent introduction of Harley's all-new Milwaukee-8 powered monoshock Softails, Yaffe received a fresh new canvas to focus his attention.  

In a few short years, Paul and his experienced team have managed to create a continuously growing line up of "Fixes," as Paul likes to call them, aimed at enhancing the M-8 Softails. With the Factory's release of an unprecedented eleven introductory models in 2018, Yaffe certainly had his work cut out for him (Paul calls it job security!).  
The company immediately created a shortlist of the common attributes that needed attention across the entire new Softail line.  The list includes losing the plastic side mount license holder, curing the dirt bike look created by the travel that the monoshock chassis creates, and last but not least, ditching the "mouse ear" brake lights and signals.  

Paul Yaffe with a Café Racer-inspired front fender for Sport Touring/ Performance Baggers or FL Softails.

The first result was "The Fix" Rear Fender line that eliminates the plastic side mount and replaces it with an ultra-clean, frenched license frame with hidden LED lights.  
It also features a new fender shape that cures the "dirt bike" look, plus Bagger Nation offers optional 'Lightning Bolt' flush taillights that will eliminate the "mouse ear" taillights - one product, three solutions.

'Lightning Bullet' taillights

The company then took the popular flush mount 'Lightning Bolt' flush mount lights and created super small bullet housings for them, creating 'Lightning Bullets' that still are "laser bright" as well as direct bolt-on replacements for the stock front signals.
The latest idea to come from the Bagger Nation 'Ideas Factory' and Paul Yaffe's lust for details and design perfection are inverted fork adapter kits for custom fenders. These allow you to mount Bagger Nation's line of real steel fenders as well as their new super light Café fenders for Sport Glides, Fat Bobs and Low Rider models. 

'The Fix' rear fender

All that is without mentioning the easy to install Sharknado fairing - a major hit, proving to be a very desirable option for Sport Glides and Fat Bobs, as well as fitments for everything from V-Rods to Road Kings.
Yaffe's M-8 Softail line is in full swing now with new products being added regularly - from digital gauge conversion products to chin scoops, suspension upgrades and M-8 Softail applications for Yaffe's world-famous 'Monkey Bars.'