Turbo Twin | Custom 2016 Assault Series

Assault with Intent to Thrill

Hot Bike Tour Bagger's Build Off 2016 Trask Assault Series

Hot Bike Tour Bagger's Build Off 2016 Trask Assault Series

Photos: Don Kates

Saying Nick Trask has a thing for speed is like saying Hannibal Lecter likes having people over for dinner. Both comments embody gross understatement. One guy deals with motor oil instead of olive oil though.

Nick Trask is known throughout Harleydom for his ballsy Trask Turbo units. Tack on his years of experience with Harley and S&S iron and you have a cocktail for a badass powerplant—just like the one in Nick’s 2015 Baggers Invitational Build-Off machine. It’s also known as Second Offence because it’s the second child in Nick’s Assault Series of bikes. Nick’s buddy, Rick Distefano, shares his speed addiction. Second Offence was created to sate Rick’s horsepower hunger. Powered by a 132-inch S&S X-Wedge mill, it was practically dragrace ready even without the custom twin turbo setup Nick conjured up for it.
Tuning that turbo to run just right with the twin turbo gave Nick Trask fits, but he conquered that task in the end.

Custom-built twin turbo.

Custom-built twin turbo.

Photos: Don Kates

The rest of Second Offence oozes power too. It’s an aggressive bagger built for hard charging. Nick mated the X-Wedge heart with a Rolling Thunder FL skeleton. The frame’s lines set the angry profile for Second Offence. You don’t usually think 26-inch wheels when you think hard-riding bagger, but Misfit’s short-neck setup keeps it at optimal rake for running a wheel this size. Trask ran a Buell dual six-piston brake set on it to rein this wild ride in as needed. Nick takes personal pride in that wheel, characterizing it as both unique and functional. Meaty 41mm forks don’t hurt the bike's muscular pedigree either.

For as sweet as the front hoop is, Second Offence’s bodywork is every bit as masterful. Nick Trask utilized one of his Speed Glide rear fenders and saddlebag sets, but the front fender is unique to this motorcycle. One-off side covers bracket a solo seat so small it almost looks like a dragracing saddle. Trask’s custom gas tank sits low on the backbone, forming the perfect straight line between the seat and the V-line handlebars. Where most touring bikes run larger fairings, Nick fabricated a headlight nacelle for a little color up front.

S&S X-Wedge 132 CI

S&S X-Wedge 132 CI

Photos: Don Kates

The overall effect from all this hard work: a modern bagger that’s the lovechild of chopper minimalism and hot rodding. With as much work that Nick Trask lavished on Second Offence, calling it a custom bike might be just as understated as saying he has a thing for speed.

Trask custom Assault 3-D wheel

Trask custom Assault 3-D wheel

Photos: Don Kates

Trask Speed Glide Saddlebags

Trask Speed Glide Saddlebags

Photos: Don Kates

Trask Performance Dash

Trask Performance Dash

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Color Tangelo Orange and Cerakote

Color Tangelo Orange and Cerakote

Photos: Don Kates

Hot Bike Tour Bagger's Build Off 2016 Trask Assault Series

Hot Bike Tour Bagger's Build Off 2016 Trask Assault Series

Photos: Don Kates

Hot Bike Tour Bagger's Build Off 2016 Trask Assault Series

Hot Bike Tour Bagger's Build Off 2016 Trask Assault Series

Photos: Don Kates

Specifications
General
Bike Owner Rick Distefano
Shop Name Trask Performance
Shop Phone (623) 879-8488
Shop website traskperformance.com
Year/Make/Model 2016/Assault Series
Fabrication Trask Performance
Assembly Trask Performance
Build Time 11 months
Engine
Year/Manufacturer 2015/S&S
Type/Size X-Wedge/132ci
Builder Trask Performance
Cases S&S
Cylinders S&S
Heads S&S
Rocker Boxes S&S
EFI/Carb S&S dual intake
Air Cleaner Trask Performance Dual Turbo
Exhaust Trask Performance Dual Turbo
Special Features Custom-built twin turbo
Transmission
Year/Manufacturer/Type 2015/Baker/6-speed
Case S&S
Clutch Barnett
Primary Drive Enclosed chain
Frame
Year/Manufacturer Rolling Thunder FL
Rake Misfit setup for 26-in. wheel
Stretch 1 in. out
Suspension
Manufacturer Front STD 41mm
Length Stock
Triple Trees Misfit
Manufacturer Rear Custom Trask air ride front and rear
Wheels, Tires, and Brakes
Manufacturer Front Trask custom Assault 3-D wheel
Wheel Height/Width 26 in.
Tire Height/Width 26 in.
Caliper Buell 6-piston dual
Rotor Custom perimeter rotor
Manufacturer Rear Trask Performance
Wheel Height/Width 17 x 5.5 in.
Tire Height/Width 180mm x 17 in.
Caliper H-D
Rotor H-D|
Finish-Paint
Color Tangelo Orange and Cerakote
Painter Steel Vision Garage
Graphics Steel Vision Garage
Accessories
Front Fender Trask Performance
Rear Fender Trask Speed Glide
Gauges Koso Speedo/Tach
Gas Tank/Cap Trask Performance
Dash Trask Performance
Oil Tank Dyna
Handlebars Trask V-line
Hand Controls/Grips Performance Machine with V-line grips
Floor boards/Pegs Trask V-line
Headlight LED
Taillight Trask Performance
Turn Signals Trask Performance
License Mount Trask Performance
Seat Guy Tieman
Saddlebags Trask Speed Glide
Saddlebag Latches Trask Smoothies

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