The Lords just recently finished a custom collaboration with Barnes Harley Davidson, and was featured on HYPEBEAST.com, and industry leader on trends, fashion and custom collaborations. Below we take a deeper look into the collaboration and the inspiration behind the bike.
LGMC: How did this collaboration come about?
Tyler: Well Nik and I have been making the hike out to the Barnes Harley Davidson for some time now, because of their reputation as being one of the top Harley dealerships in North America, and they actually approached us with the idea. They were familiar with Lords, and really wanted to work with us in some capacity, and then Brian came up with the idea of a bike collaboration. It was a best case scenario, he was like “Build your dream bike…”
LGMC: So one day when you were out there, he proposed the idea?
Tyler: Pretty Much.
LGMC: So was it just you and Nik that decided on the bike?
Tyler: Yeah, well, we worked alongside the guys in the shop, who are extremely easy to work with, but for the actual look and inspiration, it was Nik and I. Our focus was more about performance than building a show bike.
LGMC: So HYPEBEAST took notice of the collab, and came to Gastown to do a photoshoot?
Tyler: Yeah, I was pretty humbled by that. Apparently a few of the guys from HYPEBEAST have been following our Instagram account, and were all about our company, so the collab was just an excuse to get us some shine.
LGMC: Why did it surprise you so much that they took interest?
Tyler: Well just so early in the game. We are still a grass roots company, and we haven’t taken any outside capitol, so to be at this stage and to be getting this kind of attention is flattering.
2014 Custom Street Bob “Strong & Free” Edition specs:
2014 Harley-Davidson FXDB, StreetBob
The 2014 Harley-Davidson Dyna Street Bob FXDB model is a classic bobber motorcycle. The Harley Street Bob model is stripped down and refined to pure bobber essence. It’s everything you need and nothing you don’t, pure and simple. The Street Bob FXDB model is the ideal starting point for easily creating your own customized cruiser; with optional H-D1 factory customization you can design your perfect, personalized ride and order it built to your specifications directly from the factory. The Dyna Street Bob FXDB model comes with optional Hard Candy Custom, a large metal flake paint finish that recalls the iconic styling of ’70s custom bikes, and offers blazing color showing through a deep, finish. If you’re looking for bobber motorcycles you’ll like the Street Bob model’s slammed solo bobber seat. This seat not only adds to the style of the bike, but also keeps you comfortable. The bobber appearance is also maintained in the post-war style, stainless steel mini ape hanger handlebar. Add that to the stripped down Dyna fender, in combination with a good portion of the metal stripped off the bike, and you have a classic bobber motorcycle look. The 1940s sausage taillight also adds to the classic bobber motorcycle style. The classic look continues with the Harley Street Bob FXDB model’s black laced steel 19-inch Harley wheels. And the blacked out rims, match the blacked out style of the Twin Cam 96 engine.
Key features include:
Fuel Tank Custom ‘Lords of Gastown TOMAHAWK’ Decals
One key feature that distinguishes this model, is the custom ‘Lords of Gastown’ decals that are proudly mounted on both sides of the gas tank, also boasting the Lords Tomahawk.
Blacked Out Console
A big part of the Street Bob® model’s raw look, this blacked-out, gas tank-mounted console delivers minimalist style and big functionality. The full-length console is textured-black and includes an integrated barrel-key ignition switch and LED indicator lights, electronic speedometer with gear/RPM indicator, tach, clock, trip-meter, and engine diagnostics.
Twin Cam 103™ Engine Heritage
The knowledge of what makes an engine truly move a rider runs deep at The Motor Company, and it was put to good use when we created the Twin Cam 103™ engine. We sweated bullets perfecting every cubic inch, pushing design and technology forward. And we did it all without compromising one bit of Harley-Davidson’s unique styling. Evolved, yet carrying on the legacy of the Flathead, Knucklehead, Panhead, Shovelhead, Evolution® and Twin Cam 88® engines that came before. The performance and durability are a direct result of the untold miles logged on the V-Twin since 1909, and the proud heritage that comes from a century’s worth of commitment to life on two wheels.
Six-Speed Cruise Drive® Transmission
You want a ride that rumbles—not begs for mercy—when you lean on it a little. The Six-Speed Cruise Drive® transmission provides smooth, quiet shifting and reduces engine speed on the highway, so you get a better match between engine turnover and road speed. It’s a rare ride when a bike responds like this, and a low growl goes a long way when you’re opening up the road ahead.
Easily adjust preload with a spanner wrench to suit your suspension to your riding style. The slammed low rear suspension gives you a more laid-back riding position and style. Low-profile, kicked back for profiling down the boulevard and hugging corners.
Additional Accessories by The Lords:
Harley Detachable Quarter Fairing
Stage 1 Air cleaner, Stage 2 cams (255se), Thunderheader
Buffalo 10” T bars
Harley Lighted LED Mirrors
Lords of Gastown Custom Sissy Bar