2018 GEICO Hot Bike Tour Invited Builders Justin Coleman And Christopher Staab

Q&A with FXR Division leading into the tour

FXR Division's Justin Coleman and Christopher Staab have turned out some pretty wicked iron over the years. They’re invited builders for the 2018 GEICO Hot Bike Tour, and we caught up with Justin on the phone while they were busy at their booth in Milwaukee for Harley-Davidson’s 115th Anniversary extravaganza.

From the background noise, the booth was packed. I was lucky to get a few words in with Justin, though, despite all the people checking out their latest finished iron. If you want to see their tour motorcycle in person, you’ll get a chance at this year’s event out in Arizona!

Name: Justin Coleman and Christopher Staab
Shop: FXR Division
Website: fxrdivision.com
Social Media Handles: Instagram (fxrdivision)
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
1988 Harley-Davidson FXRT

1988 FXRT hotness. That’s a 103-inch Twin Cam in the frame, son.

John Zamora

What are you currently building?

We’re building a 2018 Softail Fat Bob.

What was your first bike?

Mine was a 1968 Ironhead, Chris’ was a 1978 Shovelhead.

Hayden Blanchards 1988 FXR

Hayden Blanchard’s 1988 FXR the shop built runs a larger Twin Cam at 114 cubes.

John Zamora

What is your all-time favorite bike?

That’s a hard question. It’s so across the board with styles I don’t even know where to begin.  

Why did you choose to work in the motorcycle industry?

It was a progression from doing custom stuff and our own stuff that led into a career. There wasn’t necessarily a plan. It just kind of happened as it grew.

1988 Harley-Davidson FXRT

How often do you see club bars and floorboards on an FXR like this?

John Zamora

What do you think the future of the motorcycle industry is?

It’s all performance-based Harley-Davidson stuff right now, at least in the mainstream. Chopper-style stuff will always be a part of things, but I think performance is where it’s going to be for a while now.

What inspires you?

Just trying to do different things and put our spin on it. There’s so much input from so many different directions and genres, for me. To take multiple styles and smoosh them together well is a big challenge that I enjoy.