You can always expect a Bourget bike to stand out from the crowd. Besides having a powerful motor, they always seem to have distinct lines. It may have to do with the sheet metal being bent in-house. Power, outside-the-box styling and flashy paint come to mind when I think of Bourgetís bikes. A Bourgetís Cobra Softail can be yours in as little as 12 weeks, you choose the options and they will build it.
Motors rebuilt by Bourgetís Bike Works always seem faster than the competition. This is due to BBW purchasing unassembled S&S motors and building them in-house under the watchful eye of Bill Leibig. That explains why this S&S 124Ē motor puts out 125 horses and 125 ft.-lbs. of torque. Delivering power from the motor to the transmission is a 3.5Ē Primo Brute V open-belt drive. You may not be taking your Cobra to the drag strip, but if you did, this belt drive could handle the stress. Shifting is accomplished with a JIMS/BBW Fat 5 Drop Start transmission.
Bourgetís manufacturers their frames in-house and the Cobraís frame is a work of art. With a neck rake of 50į, an additional eight inches of stretch in the backbone and two inches of stretch in the downtubes, makes this one-long Chopper. Adding to the length, the swingarm has an additional six inches of extension over stock. Keeping the rack and trail in place is a BBW Springer front end. It has no additional rake but a whole lot of extra length. Complementing the Springer front end is a Bourgetís 21Ē Venom wheel with Avon rubber. Out back is a 17 x 11.5Ē BBW Venom wheel with a massive 330mm Avon tire.
I am always amazed at how many parts Bourgetís is making; they are a company that definitely believes in buying American. Our friends over at Steel Vision supplied the paint, and this was no easy paint job. The wheels have been painted to match the frame and virtually every component on this bike was either painted or powder coated to match. Who would have thought that matte black and hot orange would look so good together?
They call the bike Black Out, but I donít think thatís a tough enough name for a Chopper equipped with a powerful motor, Springer fork, Softail frame, massive rear wheel and nasty sheet metal; I think it should be called Snake Bite!
For more information on Bourgetís Bike Works, call 623.879.9642 or visit www.bourgets.com.
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