We love customizing motorcycles ‘round here. So when the Sturgis Buffalo Chip and GEICO reached out to us to once again customize their Moto Stampede Giveaway bike, we were all over it. We knew just the motorcycle we wanted to use, too. We were over-the-top excited when Harley-Davidson brought back the Low Rider S in 2020, this time with the new Softail frame, and knew a brand spanking new Low Rider S would be the perfect pallet for customization. The Harley-Davidson Low Rider S has such clean lines and solid stance, we didn’t want to completely change the lines of the bike, we just wanted to amplify them.

Being huge fans of both the new Softail chassis and Milwaukee-Eight powerplant, we started there with our upgrades. We replaced the rear shock with a Progressive 465 unit and added an extra inch of height to increase the lean angle. To cope with the enhanced suspension and new lean angles, we needed some sticky rubber to keep it planted on the pavement, so we shod our trusty steed with some Metzeler CruiseTecs. The four valve M8 114 motor just needs to be uncorked a bit so we opted for a Vance & Hines combo to get the heavy breathing done. A black Rogue intake handles the acquisition of fresh air while a stainless 2-into-1 race pipe gets rid of the exhaust gasses and added tire-shredding horsepower as a result.

The stock lighting is heinous so we swapped out for a couple sets of Kuryakyn Kellerman lights. The Kellerman Atto Satin Black Turn Signals are super small but super bright. Hidden underneath the switch housings on the handlebars, you don’t even know they’re there at a glance. The Lectric taillight smoothed things out in the back with a thinner laydown taillight and worked perfectly with our curved laydown license plate holder. For hand and foot controls, the homeboys at Biltwell got us sorted out with their new Alumicore grips and Punisher footpegs to keep us in control. Performance Machine topped it all off with a sleek set of Vision Arrow series mirrors to keep things visible without looking ridiculous.

For the finishing touches we sent the tins to Copperhead Graphics where they laid down a mix of gold leaf and gold metal flake paint, coated in candy gold, keeping the look gangster while still paying homage to that original Low Rider S look and feel. Le Pera hooked us up with a Kickflip Seat and was kind enough to do some custom gold stitching for it to match the paint. The way this bike pulls, the Le Pera Kick Flip is the perfect seat because it’ll really hold you in the pocket when you launch this thing. The bike was already a badass, but now it’s next-level, both in terms of looks and performance.

And just think, all this radness can be yours if you enter to win. Come August, you could be live on the stage at the Buffalo Chip in front of thousands of party people accepting the keys to your bike with some of the best roads in the country waiting for you a stone’s throw away.

On the other hand, if you already own a 2020 Low Rider S and like what we did with this one, there’s no reason you can’t follow the same custom framework. If you’re the do-it-yourself type, here’s the list of parts we used.

Custom 2020 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S Parts List

Metzeler CruiseTec 110/90-19 Front Tire

Metzeler CruiseTec 180/65B16 Rear Tire

Vance & Hines Stainless Steel 2-into-1 Upsweep Exhaust

Vance & Hines Fuelpak FP3 Fuel Management System

Biltwell Inc. Chrome 1” Alumicore Grip Set

Progressive Suspension Black 465 Shock

Kuryakyn by Kellerman Atto Satin Black Turn Signal with Red/Red LED

Kuryakyn by Kellerman Atto Satin Black Turn Signal with Amber LED

Lectric Lighting Co. Slantback LED Taillight Assembly with Smoke Low-Profile Lens

Milwaukee Twins Black Curved License Plate Mount

Performance Machine Vision Series Arrow Contrast Cut Mirror

Biltwell Inc. Black Punisher XL Footpegs

Le Pera Kick Flip Seat with Custom Stitching