Rundlett’s 2017 entry is textbook for anyone building a high-performance bagger with looks to match. It came into the world a 2016 Harley-Davidson Road Glide, but it’s trimmed down to fighting weight and can go the distance at speed all day long. He went into this project balancing high-end performance parts with cleanliness all throughout. Hot Dog’s killer paint job is a head-turner, but it’s also just elaborate enough to complement the lines and draw you in without overpowering the rest of the design. Just like a beautiful performance bagger should look.
If there’s one thing that challenges every competitor on the Tour, it’s time. “Even though you have a lot of time to get it done, keeping the doors open cuts into it,” Rundlett told us. “I don’t think there was anything tough on it; all the parts fit together really well, and thanks to our high-end parts providers the bike turned out great.” Between that swingarm, the Öhlins suspension, Big Bear front end, the Kraus bars, and BST wheels (and everything else), Rundlett really nailed it with this Road Glide.