A TREAT FOR THE STREETS

KLOCK WERKS’ PUMPKINSPICE-FLA­VORED VI­CLA

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Klock Werks’ Pump­kin Spice Fla­vored Vi­cla

“MMM...NOTH­ING SAYS FALL LIKE THE TASTE OF A

yummy pump­kin spice latte.” Things your ol’ lady might say on Oc­to­ber 1, right? Yeah, it might be some­thing along the lines of a “ba­sic” thing to say, but damn it if the guys at Klock Werks didn’t nail that sen­ti­ment in the form of a ridicu­lously slick Her­itage Sof­tail. The bike does sum­mon all the feels of the au­tumn sea­son, but in a badass, gen­tle­manly street-thug-who­re­ally-loves-hal­loween kind of way.

All horse­play aside, the out­come of Klock Werks’ Vi­cla-styled Sof­tail is def­i­nitely no joke. No­body re­ally planned for the bike to end up look­ing the way it does to­day. It re­ally started out as a di­lap­i­dated bike that Brian Klock pur­chased from his long­time friend Gene Slater. The whole idea be­hind do­ing some­thing with the Sof­tail in the first place was to use it as a show­case for Klock Werks’ Bench­mark stretched front and rear steel fend­ers. Since there was a steady de­mand for th­ese par­tic­u­lar fend­ers be­ing used on Vi­cla builds in the States and abroad, the time to build an of­fi­cial Klock Werks bike around them had fi­nally pre­sented it­self.

Brian and his tal­ented crew had a loose plan of ac­tion in mo­tion for their new project bike, and even had a dead­line in place for its com­ple­tion—the 2016 an­nual Drag Spe­cial­ties dealer

RIGHT A hand-tooled blan­ket roll from Tony Sportelli adds a nice Vi­cla touch to Klock’s Her­itage Sof­tail. FAR RIGHT Klock’s Her­itage Softy sit­ting pretty un­der the full moon. BE­LOW A bevy of cus­tom bling was used for this project from Klock Werks, Cov­ing­ton’s, Co­bra, Sad­dle­men, and more. And Jeremy Seanor’s paint job, from Lucky Strike De­signs, adds the per­fect amount of punch to the build.

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