When the topic of tricking out touring bikes comes up, it seems that wheel upgrades are always at the top of the list. It's an easy way to personalize your bike and make it stand out from the rest. When starting to search for just the right set of wheels, one can find themselves dumbfounded looking at thousands of designs, sizes and colors. Have no fear, because we at Baggers have come to the rescue once again and have wrangled up the latest and greatest wheels in this handy buyer's guide.
Big Bear Choppers
$1,099 (909) 878-4340
Big Bear Choppers wheels are custom made in California from American materials and CNC machined from one-piece aluminum forgings. All BBC wheels come complete with hub, sealed bearings and valve stem.
$890 (call your local dealer)
Radially-laced with 3/8-inch black coated stainless steel spokes and chrome nipples the Fat Daddy has billet aluminum hubs and sealed chrome rims. Fat Daddy wheels are available in single- and dual-disc versions in 16, 18, and 21-inch sizes.
$1,600 (562) 776-9594
A five-spoke version of MetalSport's famous Trippin' wheel, the Phoenix 3D is machined from solid billet aluminum one at a time then chrome plated. The Phoenix is available in a multitude of sizes from 18-inch to a mammoth 26-inch in any width you may need.
$949 (888) 889-6686
One of four new designs, Coastal Moto's Maverick wheels features a fresh 10 spoke design that is CNC machined and chrome plated. Available in 18 different sizes from 16-inch to 23-inch with matching chrome Maverick rotors and pulleys.
The Del Rey
$1,145 (714) 447-0020
The Del Rey is one of over twenty new designs offered by Rampage Wheels. This wheel is available in sizes from 16 to 23-inch in chrome and a myriad of custom colors.
Fat Daddy Uni-Hub
$775 (714) 632-8297
The new Fat Daddy wheel features a patented "one wheel fits all" hub design that includes a built-in kush drive. Applications range from Harley-Davidson, Yamaha, and Victory from 16 to 23-inch diameters.
$1,600 (800) 746-1464
A wild-looking directional billet aluminum wheel, the Savanna is available in 18, 21, and 23-inch sizes in triple-plate chrome or "Sintrast" where Sinuous applies custom paint over the chrome wheel. The full line of Sinuous wheels fit '09 H-D baggers using the OE H-D spacers.
Torque Contrast Cut Platinum
$1,299.95 (800) 479-4037
The Torque is a directional wheel with nine knife-like spokes with a combination of black anodizing and polished aluminum. The Torque wheels are made in the USA and are available in 16, 18, 19, 21, and 23-inch sizes.
Roland Sands Design
$1,149 (877) 773-6648
Available in RSD's patented Contrast Cut finish The Mission has a double pinstriped smooth lip, and a red "Roland Sands Design" logo on one of the spokes. To complete the look of the wheels, matching Mission pulleys and discs are also offered.
$1,150 (714) 998-7241
Designed by Kenji Nagai, the new Renegade Savannah is a rugged looking one-piece wheel that can be ordered in diameters from 16 to 23-inch in widths from 2.15-inch to 14-inch. The Savanna is available in chrome, black ebony and black powdercoat.
$750 (603) 661-4984
The Raven Star is a new twist on a classic Thomason design. They have taken the Raven wheel and have added that great contrasting look to it. Each wheel is machined, powder coated, and then put back in the CNC machine where the powdercoat is shaved off the spoke edges.
$681 cast (562) 602-0080
Offered in both cast and forged aluminum, the Style 26 wheels begin with heat-treated wheel blanks that are CNC machined in the USA, then polished. A chrome finish is available for the forged wheel and black anodizing is available for both wheels.
$1,100 (321) 724-0601
The Lotus rim was designed and manufactured exclusively for Tempest by Ego Tripp. Cut from billet aluminum and American made, these wheels are available polished or chrome plated. Matching rotors, sprockets, and pulleys are available separately.
$1,400 (217) 291-0200
With its five tapered spokes, the Legend resembles the wheels on the classic muscle cars of the 70's. The three-piece wheel features chrome bolts and wheel center sandwiched by black powder coated rims.
This For That
$899/set exchange (909) 815-4139
Don't want to spend a ton of money on chrome wheels? Willy Shiny has a chrome wheel exchange program. They ship you chrome wheels and you return yours to them in the same boxes. They have a ton of OE plated wheels including the new '09 Touring wheels.