Introducing the Lobo Negro FXR Project



After years of listening to Bill and Otto sing the praises of their trusty FXR’s, Ellis is ready to drink the punch. His goal is a fast and comfortable machine perfectly suited for long two-up trips and twisty-road missions. The build process is a bit different than bikes he’s previously built – requiring a little more shopping and little less chopping. Ellis does plan on hand-making the tank strap, fiberglass side covers, bag mounts, sissy bar and other bits though, so don’t think it’s all bolt-ons.


There was one logical choice for the heart of this beast – the S&S Cycle V111. At well over 110 horsepower it’s got plenty of grunt and the square bore contributes to it’s rideablity. A Baker OD 6-speed trans and Street Performance clutch will get that power reliably to the rear wheel. Gigacycle Garage machined up a custom pair of trees to adapt a set of XR1200 take-off legs and big ass PM 6-piston calipers. Legend Suspension Revo shocks, RSD Morris Mag wheels and Pirelli Night Dragon tires round out the performance-oriented package.

Biltwell bits include our 8” Murdock Pullback risers, Tracker bars, Utility mirrors, Whiskey Throttle and a mix of Mushman and Norman pegs.


After riding to the El Diablo Run twice on a rigid sporty chopper and once on a Dyna, Mike is looking forward to ripping on the Lobo Negro FXR for 2017. After a couple days of assembly with our friend Rob Rouser, the machine is already taking shape. Stay tuned and we’ll have build updates, videos, etc.




Special thanks to:
S&S Cycle
Drag Specialties
Bassani Exhaust
Baker Drivetrain
Gigacycle Garage
Legend Suspension
Custom Dynamics
Dakota Digital
Russ Wernimont Designs
Arlen Ness
Terry Components