Trask Per­for­mance Gets Me­dieval On A FXR

TRASK PER­FOR­MANCE GETS ME­DIEVAL ON AN FXR

Hot Bike - - Contents - WORDS: MARK MASKER PHO­TOS: LOUIS HER­NAN­DEZ

Where do you go when you’ve al­ready had a Trask As­sault bike? The things have mega-motors up­graded with Trask Turbo kits, full cus­tom parts, and so forth. You can’t keep mov­ing in the same di­rec­tion; any­thing with more power be­longs at a dragstrip more than a street. Or does it?

Dan Davies from Chicago loved his first Trask As­sault bike so much that he just had to have an­other one. Rather than keep go­ing with what they’d done in the past, Trask Per­for­mance took Dan’s lat­est project in a different di­rec­tion with­out los­ing all of the crazy mus­cle for which the As­sault se­ries ma­chines are known.

“The tim­ing was per­fect be­cause we were champ­ing at the bit to have an ex­cuse to build an FXR with our spin on it,” Nick Trask told us. “Dan laid out his stip­u­la­tions: He wanted a bike he could ride fast, grudge race if need be, and make a state­ment wher­ever he went. We put our team on it and went to work, com­plet­ing all the fab­ri­ca­tion, ma­chin­ing, and assem­bly in-house.”

The goal here was to de­sign a bike that han­dles like a dream, stops on a dime, and has smooth power that doesn’t stop pulling un­til you say so. Cen­ter­ing a project like that around a BBC FXR chas­sis was per­fect. This bike was built to race but with daily rid­ing re­li­a­bil­ity. What else would you ex­pect from an S&S T143 pow­er­plant cra­dled by a mod­i­fied FXR frame and mated to a Trask Per­for­mance cus­tom-built turbo kit and high-flow fuel sys­tem?

Ob­vi­ously, the rest of this badass ride is cen­tered around that killer com­bi­na­tion of power and han­dling. Trask Per­for­mance sup­plied gen­er­ous heaps of per­for­mance en­hance­ment through­out Dan’s FXR. Öh­lins forks and a cus­tom-built JRI shock set make for deep lean for se­ri­ous canyon carv­ing, while a Baker Driv­e­train trans­mis­sion and clutch trans­mit all of that rag­ing power to the chain drive and back wheel. Trask chose BST car­bon-fiber hoops front and rear to keep weight down; there was no skimp­ing done any­where on this awe­some piece of ma­chin­ery.

What all of this adds up to is a high­end per­for­mance bike with as much power as you could ask for with­out steal­ing the Mil­len­nium Fal­con. Trask Per­for­mance wasn’t shy about build­ing this mas­ter­piece, and the team is even less bash­ful about dis­cussing the num­bers: The cus­tom-built Trask turbo sys­tem and high-flow fuel sys­tem, com­bined with the S&S T143 mo­tor, re­port­edly pro­duces 300-plus hp and 280 pound-feet of torque, pro­vid­ing the big power we all love. For as much as the shop loves build­ing cus­tom bag­gers, this As­sault FXR build was a re­fresh­ing change of pace, and if they had to do it again, they wouldn’t change a thing! HB

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