Bullet Harley Street Bob

hm1hm2HM3HM4HM5HM6In the USA, the Dyna Street Bob may be one of the most under-rated bike of the Harley line up and unfortunately is not currently one of the favorite platforms of customization for professional custom builders. As a matter of fact, the Street Bob is a fun, raw, gritty and no-nonsense minimalist bike, quite comfortable thanks to its less-vibration rubber mounted engine. A blast down the straight and an easy bike to handle through the twisties. Factory stripped down to the bare essentials, it can be customized for a moderate budget either into a Cafe Racer, a root Bobber or whatever Street Bike flavor you can imagine.

HM7HM8But some know that “the old-school looks meet new-school engineering” Street Bob is a great canvas for customization. For the bike featured here, they are 2 friends of the industry. Current President of Küryakyn Holger Mohr (ex. CCE, CCI, MAG Group) as the client and Roland Sands as the builder. Because Mohr is a professional of the industry who rides, including trips to Sturgis, and because Roland Sands has a racer background and always privilege building customs with very predictable handling, design objective was to keep the Bob as naked as the laws allow, while still improving performance.

HM9HM10Mohr handed over to Sands a 2008 FXDB, exchanged with him ideas and sketches. Mohr reasserting his wish to get a custom inspired by the minimalist roots and heart of riding. Sands taking this opportunity to add the performance parts he had tested before and then adding new prototype parts to be introduced later in his custom parts catalog. Holger Mohr also believes, and I agree with him, that there is a huge market out there for stylish aftermarket bolt-on parts for Dyna models. Less than one year after the “Dyna Bullet” Street Bob makeover was completed it is now a great showcase of what can be accomplished when mixing great designer and performance parts catalog. The result is a crossover street bike mixing Café Racer, Bobber and Super Moto influences. For sure a hot performer to which stuntmen like Bubba Blackwell in the US and Rainer Schwarz in Europe would like to teach new tricks. Roland Sands Design. (photography copyright Horst Roesler for Cyril Huze)

HMOnBikeName: Dyna Bullet. Owner: Holger Mohr City: Somerset/Wisconsin/USA
Builder: Roland Sands Design
Year: 2014 Time: 2 months
Model: Custom FXDB 2008 Street Bob Motor. H-D 96”
Carburetor: : Stock HD Fuel Injection, Vance & Hines Fuel Pack
RSD “Slant“ Air Filter
Oil Tank: Stock H-D.
Exhaust: Vance & Hines
Transmission: H-D. 6-speed
Clutch: Foot
Belt Drive: Performance Machine Contour RSD “
PM Judge“ sprocket and PM belt pulley
PM Front brake
RSD Triple Tree
Rake: Stock
RSD Nostalgia Covers
Shocks: Progressive Suspension, Model 970
Front end: Stock H-D
Swingarm: Stock H-D modified
Gas Tank: RSD Custom
Tail End: Custom
Front Fender: BMW S 1000 RR
Headlight: Stock HD with RSD “Vintage“ bezel
RSD Side-mount
RSD Custom Monoblock Risers
RSD Contour grips
Bars: Kuryakyn 120/70-19 Dunlop
Rear Wheel: 6 x 17’’ RSD “Raid“ Design
Front Wheel: 3 x 19” “Raid” Design
Seat: Custom by Bitchin Seat Co. Leathers
Painter: Chris Woods, Airtrix, Santa Barbara, CA
Color: Distressed matte silver

20 Responses to “Bullet Harley Street Bob”

  1. 1 zipper Jun 1st, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Very nice. Don’t know about the fairing blocking airflow to the front cylinder? ..Z

  2. 2 Sharkey Jun 1st, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Very clean…only minor glitch is the way the headlight and fairing don’t quite match up

  3. 3 TJ Martin Jun 1st, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Hmmmn … so its the politically correct route for today eh ? Hmmm … let me give it a go .. with a touch of satire and sarcasm ;

    Very clean . Very nice as well . The only minor glitches being none of the body parts line up – that front shield will prove the undoing of the motor – the engineering aspects of the bike are laughable – the paint job looks like an afterthought – the overall design is a disparate mish mosh that barely comes together etc

    But hey … its … urp … clean ? And errr … very nice ?

    Yeah … y’all keep congratulating mediocrity . See where it gets you . Better yet … see where thats gotten us [ US ] as a Country over the last three decades of …..everybody gets a gold medal and god forbid you should criticize anyone …… Cause yeah … that attitudes served us [ US ] real well so far !

  4. 4 john reed Jun 1st, 2015 at 10:26 am

    I would love to see a motorcycle you have built,

  5. 5 LedBoots Jun 1st, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Looks like a lot of fun. I could definitely burn through some license points on it 🙂

  6. 6 skmaine Jun 1st, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Hell has officially frozen over, I agree with TJ on this.

  7. 7 Spritz De Coochy Jun 1st, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Well said Mr. Reed! or to put it another way, as so many disrespectful Americans do,Put up or shut up, Mr. Martin!

  8. 8 nicker Jun 1st, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Form following function.
    Except for the air-dam in front of the motor.

    Looks fine to me.
    Probably because it looks like someone had build it for themselves to actually ride.

    I’m guessing a buyer of such a scooter could pass it off as his/her own creation.
    (until they started to talk about it, anyway).
    So, even a potential market play is possible.


  9. 9 SIGFREED Jun 1st, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    First on the negative: minor as it may be – I am with those on the “plate” in front of the motor – no place for it in the real world – toss it in the bin…

    The rest is great – like really great. RS is a little CARROT-HEAD-PR#CK – but he builds seriously tight machines; well done to him.

    Really dig the side covers – makes you think you can hide a FXR frame in there.

    With std 19″ front wheel size it ill be a blast in the twisties – add a linear torque curve from the 2-into-1 pipe/s and you will crush the rice-burners for a permanent ‘smile on your dial’ ride. Rational cognition returning to American customs can only be good.

    Re the Dyna: took a Switchback for a spin late last year – I was well and truly stumped; the best handling Dyna yet, from a 20 (plus) year old chassis, NOT BAD!

    Re the Street Bob: absolutely – the SB is serious ‘bang for the buck’ Americana (the Polaris Gunner is good value – but it is something you will grow out of).

    Get a SB and before anything else upgrade the suspension – ie Progressive Suspension asymmetrical front treatment and Bitubo in the rear. We did one recently with a motor treatment that made it flat-line at ~95lb.ft from 2500 to 4000 (nothing too radical) and trust me, the dude just could not put the thing down, even when it was freezing cold outside, he just kept riding it. As for the rest: keep the weight down (eg dump that ten ton battery ballast and be brave with an ‘open’ belt drive – BDL rules) and make it whatever style floats your boat.

    PS – next time we may do the front with an upside down Ottodicuori (ODC) or perhaps even a Dynamoto Ohlins (Kraus Moto). BTW – the latter is the only real change I will make to the Bullet Bob…

  10. 10 Roberto Jun 1st, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Nobody built anything here,it’s a bunch of bolt ons. That’s fine if that’s what you want. +2 on tj.

  11. 11 Kroeter Jun 1st, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Holger looks happy, mission accomplished.

  12. 12 BobS Jun 1st, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Man some of you guys really need to get laid. I think it looks great, and I’d like to ride it unlike a lot of custom work I see.

  13. 13 Chris75 Jun 1st, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Looks good to me. All those complaining about the front fairing blocking the front cylinder, there are holes in the fairing for airflow. It probably still gets more air than the rear cylinder. Great looking bike!

  14. 14 Zenaldo Jun 1st, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Not my cup of tea, but hey, at least theyre out there trying something different…its NOT a 30in front wheeled bagger…

  15. 15 Sportster Mike Jun 2nd, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Whats all this vitriol for RSD for all of a sudden? (I’ve got a couple of gallons going cheap if anybody wants some….)

    Have seen plenty of bikes in the UK with their stuff on and it all looks good quality
    and this looks like a very rideable bike
    Making a Dyna like an FXR is a good move…

  16. 16 1550tc Jun 2nd, 2015 at 8:07 am

    These dynas and older dynas are just great bikes to do these types of projects…….RS just has a cool design signature to his bikes !!!

    The drag rep rep in Colorado?? i think did up a just a killer hi-powered dyna

  17. 17 Coma Jun 2nd, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Looks like it could be fun to ride.

  18. 18 John Jun 3rd, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Unlike so many other bikes built today this bike looks rideable and enjoyable. It has a look that you could get it up and running for a realistic price unlike so many mega buck trailer queens out there these days.

  19. 19 Hillbilly Jim Jun 4th, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    I made my living in the 90’s by installing a pan/shovel with a kick start four speed in a chrome specialties swingarm frame. Swap meet narrow glide front end, fenders and wheels. Normally disc brake up front and rear. However a round swingarm and a juice brake if available would work fine. Superglide or mustang or even sportster tank what ever the swap meet made available. I finally started painting them all black because the new owner always ended up changing the paint scheme anyway. Just like the comments here you can’t satisfy everyone.

  20. 20 Junaid Apr 14th, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    What a bike !!, Looks awesome…I just bought that RSD SLANT CARBON FIBER AIR INTAKE KIT, someone was saying that I would have to put some gorilla tape or something in the middle otherwise, it will fall off? Is that true?

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