Ride Among Us | 2010 Albatross Road Rage

Misfit Baggers Albatross Road Rage

The "gilled" Misfit Baggers fairing definitely gives this bike an automotive look.

"All of this sweet bodywork is made right here in the good old U.S. of A."

The Albatross Road Rage was Misfit's exercise in darkness.

Hailing from Magnolia,Texas, the crew at Misfit Baggers are truly doing it their way.

Misfit has been customizing hot rods and motorcycles for decades and looked at hot rods as inspiration to build a market for itself within the motorcycle parts industry. When it started building production bikes with OE-style parts, Misfit was unhappy with the lack of useable products, whether it was frontends or saddlebags to install on its custom touring bikes. It was then that Misfit decided to build the ultimate custom bike that anyone could own; the Albatross Road Rage. Yes, this is a production bike folks.

When creating this way-out and wonderful turn-key bagger, the guys at Misfit did not start out with a used Harley-Davidson frame and convert it to their liking. This bike was created from the ground up starting with a completely custom frame garnering every detail that they wanted. Coupled to the frame is one of Misfit's 23-inch wheel conversions, which includes a set of raked triple trees, so there was no need to cut up the frame to make it work. Misfit even claims that the big wheel enhances the ride quality of the Road Rage. Out back the bike rolls on an 18x5 1/2-inch wheel with a Vee Rubber 200 tire wrapped around it.

Powering the bike is a Jims 120ci monster motor that is controlled by a ThunderMax-based EFI system with Auto Tune. The engine is backed by a foolproof Harley-Davidson six-speed bagger tranny. The primary is a tough-as-nails Tech Cycle beltdrive unit. Sucking in the air is a 54mm Zippers throttle body and blowing the spent gasses is a set of Misfit's custom 2-into-1 pipes.

Control wise, the Albatross has a set of Misfit's Road Rage handlebars with OE-style Harley-Davidson hand controls. Down below, a set of Arlen Ness foot controls are coupled with a set of Misfit's own Bagger Boards floorboards.

The bodywork on this bagger is what really stands out and Misfit is yet again the brainchild of these scalloped fenders and fairing, smooth side panels, as well as the stretched and scalloped bags. All of this sweet bodywork is made right here in the good old U.S. of A. To stay true to the hot-rod theme, Misfit sprayed the bodywork flat black then added a bit of fake patina by sanding through to the primer to make the bike look like it spent some time alongside the farmhouse before being rediscovered and ridden.

With its slammed stance and boulevard crawling attitude, there is no doubt that this is one sleek flat-black hot-rod-inspired riding machine. If this bike really tickles your throttle arm's funny bone, then you may want to give Misfit a jingle because it is only building 25 of them. And word on the street is these badass bagged babies are selling fast!

SPECIFICATIONS
BIKE OWNER Chris Eder
SHOP NAME Misfit Baggers
SHOP PHONE (832) 934-1281
SHOP WEBSITE misfitbaggers.com
YEAR/MAKE/MODEL '10/Albatross/Road Rage
FABRICATION Misfit Baggers
ASSEMBLY Misfit Baggers
BUILD TIME Eight weeks
ENGINE
YEAR/MANUFACTURER '10/Jims
TYPE/SIZE Twin Cam/120ci
BUILDER Jims
CASES Jims
CYLINDERS Jims
HEADS Jims
ROCKER BOXES Jims
EFI Zippers 54 mm
AIR CLEANER Misfit Mach-7
EXHAUST Misfit 2-into-1
TRANSMISSION
YEAR/MANUFACTURER/TYPE '10/H-D/Six-speed
CASE H-D
CLUTCH Tech Cycle
PRIMARY DRIVE Tech Cycle
FRAME
YEAR/MANUFACTURER '10/Misfit
RAKE Stock
STRETCH Stock
SUSPENSION
MANUFACTURER FRONT Misfit
LENGTH 21-inch
TRIPLE TREES Misfit 5-degree
MANUFACTURER REAR Misfit
SWINGARM Misfit
WHEELS, TIRES, AND BRAKES
MANUFACTURER FRONT/TYPE Misfit/Mach-7
SIZE-HEIGHT/WIDTH 23x3.75
TIRE/SIZE Vee Rubber/23 inches
CALIPER Misfit six-piston
ROTOR 13-inch
MANUFACTURER REAR/TYPE Misfit/Mach-7
SIZE-HEIGHT/WIDTH 18x 5.5
TIRE/SIZE Vee Rubber/200mm
CALIPER Misfit six-piston
ROTOR 11.5-inch Mach-7
FINISH/PAINT
COLOR Flat Black Patina
PAINTER Misfit
GRAPHICS Darrin Wenzel
ACCESSORIES
FRONT FENDER FatKatz 23-inch
REAR FENDER Misfit
GAS TANK & CAP Misfit Seven Gallon
HANDLEBARS Misfit Road Rage
HAND CONTROLS H-D
FOOT CONTROLS Arlen Ness
FLOOR BOARDS Misfit
HEADLIGHT H-D
TAILLIGHT Misfit
LICENSE MOUNT Misfit
SEAT Misfit/Stoney Paul
SADDLEBAGS Misfit Scalloped
SIDE COVERS Misfit Contoured
SADDLEBAG LATCHES Covington Customs
AUDIO Sony Head unit/Polk Audio 6.5-inch Speakers