Cory Ness Double Engine Bagger

Two motors, one frame

There’s a lot going on in this cool custom bagger by Cory Ness. Viewed dead-on from either side, it takes a sec to realize its Y2K rubber-mount chassis houses two 2006 V-twins, displacing a whopping 24ci. We’ve seen double-motor mayhem from the Ness clan before, going all the way back to the 1970s when Cory was just a wee lad running around Arlen’s garage trying to “help dad” build bikes. This one’s a pretty far cry from those creations though, or even some of Arlen’s later takes on the dual-mill concept.

First off, those bikes of yore were choppers or dragbikes, and not baggers. This one is definitely long and low though, which is a trait the bike shares with some of its other Ness double-engine brethren.

What also distinguishes the bagger is the powerplant arrangement. Cory went side by side with the two powerplants instead of an inline, front-to-back arrangement. The task of building those two V-twins and making them one cohesive unit fell to Wayne Peregrine. They’re a blend of his own handiwork and S&S parts, with a Ness airbox and, of course, a handmade exhaust system. You can’t buy crazy pipes like these straight off the rack!

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What’s wider: the stance or Cory’s big ol’ grin?

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saddlebags

Clean and smooth on the bag lids. This bike wasn’t about stereo speakers in the saddlebags.

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chrome details

With all that chrome and polish, Cory Ness obviously did not skimp on the shiny.

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Raked 40 degrees and stretched 10 inches out, the bike sports a 26-inch front wheel.

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If that low fairing sat any lower, it would be level with handmade gas tank. One curve just flows into the other, making for a sleek profile.

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pipes and barrels

It’s crazy how the pipes wrap around the barrels.

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family crest

I don’t think it would be a Ness bike without the family crest.

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double engine bagger rear

No clutter out back. Cory Ness kept the bags and rear fender pretty clean.

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double motors

Even though the motors sit next to each other and the gas tank narrows back to the frame at the seat, the tank is shaped in such a way that the top end doesn’t stick out too much like some sort of sore thumb.

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cory ness decal

Outlaw Painting laid down copper and black while Eric Reyes took care of graphics duties.

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