I wanted to build a bike that wasn’t a bagger but was beefy enough for me to ride. I wanted it to sit like a lowrider—showing my Hispanic heritage—and look completely badass.
The story behind this bike is as simple as the beginnings of Taco Kustoms itself. Starting with some help from the closest people in my life, I was able to build a motorcycle that I have been envisioning for quite some time. I love building bobber-style, but being the gordo that I am, it isn’t always prime sitting on these smaller-stance bikes.
This bike encompasses “Taco.” This bike fully represents me and the beginnings of many visions to come from Taco Kustoms.
Black Betty has dished tanks from so many years of looking up to the great Indian Larry. She looks mean riding down the road or parked. Most people wouldn’t be able to start this baby with her hidden start button, and I added another factor to the equation by installing a suicide shifter.
Taco Kustoms 1995 Softail is all about the muscle
Special thanks to my team that includes: Daisy Rullan, Laken K. Hall, Tim Dahl, Mike Alonso, Anthony Conforti, George DeGraw, Chad Chambers, Big Rick, Speedmill Billy (The Mad Scientist), Mike Lanahan, Don Jones, Jose (Hialeah Plating), my mentor Rey Perez, and last but not least my son, Junior.
The paint scheme and chromed parts with engravings make you feel the lowrider style from the front to the back of those classic tires.
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