Power and Beauty - Custom 2007 Harley-Davidson Road King

Daniel Sorrentino’s road-show-ready Road King

More often than not speed and style do not necessarily go hand in hand with custom motorcycles. In the quest to go as fast as possible, shortcuts are taken when it comes to look for the sake of performance. The same can be said for the opposite end of the spectrum as well. What good is it to have one of the best-looking bikes on the road if it can’t get out of its own way? It’s when you find that perfect balance of both show and go that a truly unique machine is born.

Daniel Sorrentino, owner of this 2007 Road King, works on high-end luxury cars for his day job, so he’s very familiar with working with machines built to go fast and look faster. Lowrider-style motorcycles are typically not concerned when it comes to go-fast goodies. Cruising isn’t a timed event by any means but looking the part is.

So in the beautification department, Daniel started by stripping the bike down to its bare frame. From there, the tins were shipped off to Aggressive Designs to give it that classic patterned, flaked, and striped paint job. A mixture of browns and golds were laid over a white base for a look that will be as relevant 20 years from now as much as it is today.

Chrome won’t get you home, but it sure looks good, and there’s much left on the bike that didn’t hit a bath in the shiny stuff. To get the bike down in the dirt, a Progressive front end lowering kit and Arnot Air suspension were used to drop the bike a few inches toward the earth. Clean-sounding loud tunes are also a must; so two speakers up front with four in the bags controlled by a JL XD600 amp help feed the need for music. Finally, a set of beach bars completes the look for a classy custom cruiser.

While most bike owners might pump the brakes at this point, Daniel was just getting started. To make the most of getting from point A to point B, the motor was gone through and bumped up in displacement.

Now 110ci of Screamin’ Eagle power, including cases, heads, EFI controller, and throttle body, breathes life into the motor and helps get the party started faster. With all the added power, attention needed to be equally focused in the braking department, and Performance Machine calipers were added to squeeze some DNA rotors for optimal stopping.

Daniel’s Road King is a good example of a well-balanced bike and not just another pretty face.While some bikes might be faster, and others might have more wow factor, this bike sits somewhere right in the sweet spot. Sometimes it’s that middle ground that makes for a ride that can be enjoyed blasting down the highway as much as it can be parked for show.

Owner Daniel Sorrentino
Shop Schwarzkopf Exclusive Customs (SEC)
Shop Phone (310) 993-3186
Year/Make/Model 2007/H-D/Road King
Build Time 6 months
Year/Type/Size 2007/H-D/Twin Cam
Builder Eric from SEC
Cases Screamin’ Eagle
Cylinders Screamin’ Eagle 4.060|
Heads Screamin’ Eagle 110
Cams Woods 408-06
Throttle Body 58mm Screamin’ Eagle
Air Cleaner Arlen Ness Big Sucker
EFI Controller Screamin’ Eagle race tuner
Exhaust Samson
Year/Type 2007/H-D
Gears 6-speed
Clutch Primo Rivera
Year/Type 2007/H-D
Rake/Stretch Stock
Suspension |
Front end |
Length Progressive 2-in. lower
Rear Shocks Arnot Air Suspension
Wheels, Tires, and Brakes
Builder/Size DNA/21 x 3.5 in.
Tire/Size Avon/21 in.
Calipers Performance Machine
Rotors DNA
Builder/Size DNA 16 x 3.5 in.
Tire/Size Avon/16 in.
Caliper Performance Machine
Rotor DNA
Pulley DNA
Colors White/Gold/Brown
Paint/Graphics Aggressive Designs|
Plating/Polishing Supreme Plating/JD Polishing
Powdercoating Astro
Dash Joker Designs
Handlebars 36-in. beach bars|
Grips Performance Machine
Taillight Küryakyn
Seat Seth from Aggressive Designs
Stereo iPhone
Amplifier JL XD 600x6
Speakers JBL/MTI