Barnett’s Magazine Online has always tried to be fair when it comes to showcasing custom Harley-Davidsons of any type. We’ve presented stunning hand-built customs from builders big and small and everything in between from rat bikes to trikes to baggers to retro to the totally outrageous that almost redefine custom motorcycles. Lately there’s been a lot of honest back lash and harsh language from commentators on our Barnett Harley-Davidson Facebook page concerning custom baggers and how silly, useless, stupid and what a waste of time they are. I’m not even going to go into aesthetic reviews, but suffice to say, some people just don’t get them and never will. So here’s one for you bagger haters that should be right up your tree and I’m not implying you have simian tendencies, just your own opinion tree.
Published in Ultra Customs
Phantom car builds have always fascinated me. The idea of making a factory-style model that didn’t exist in reality out of some other more prosaic vehicle always got me excited in the ‘what if ?’ prospect and dreamy-eyed. For instance, I’ve got a thing about ’69 Chevy Novas and always wanted GM to come out with a Z28 version of the Nova, but they didn’t. The basic goodness and undercarriage of the fabled Z28 is shared with a Nova even if the body style was not. Give it all the Z28 hardware, doodads, and drive train along with lowering it a bit (because it looks cooler) while keeping the rest pretty much factory stock and I’d be one happy camper. Phantom possibilities are endless as well as interesting.
Published in FXR
   At Barnett’s Magazine Online, we have lots of photo galleries that are defined according to a type or style of bike ranging from baggers to bobbers and everything else in between. Sometimes it takes a bit of brain matter to figure out where they might fit in the best as some bikes kinda overlap categories. With today’s feature bike, there wasn’t a millisecond of thinking involved ─ chopper. I mean if you asked somebody who was or wasn’t a motorcyclist to describe or maybe even draw a chopper and I guarantee you it will look like the profile of this bike. Well, maybe they’d be a few different details, but it would just as fantastically retrolicious as this straight out of the ‘60s and ‘70s chopper.
Published in Choppers