Festivals of Speed in Orlando, FL

Roaring Toyz custom motorcycles will be featured alongside Lamborghinis, Bugattis, Bentleys, and more when the Roaring Toyz rig pulls into the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Gand Lakes on Sunday October 9. The event is open to the public so come out and see the latest from Roaring Toyz while enjoying on-site cafes serving the finest culinary offerings, music in the gardens, wine tastings, cigar smokes, luxury lifestyle displays, fashion shows and more.

The field is diverse, showcasing both vintage and contemporary vehicles of all makes and models. On display will be custom motorcycles, race boats, and countless other exciting vehicles.

The Festivals of Speed event will take place Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at:
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes
4012 Central Florida Pkwy
Orlando, FL 32837

 

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Read more about the event and other weekend activities at: http://festivalsofspeed.com/orlando/

 


Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally in Panama City

Roaring Toyz Hits Thunder Beach Rally, Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2011

It’s not easy hitting up two major events in back to back weekends, but we told you Roaring Toyz would be taking our amazing big rig display trailer on the road this year and we don’t disappoint! If you are heading to Thunder Beach Rally in Panama City, Florida this week, be sure to stop by and visit the incredible Roaring Toyz big rig display.

We’ll be set up at:
Frank Brown Park
16200 Panama City Beach Pkwy
Panama City Beach, FL 32413


(click map for directions)

The new Roaring Toyz rig is packed full of beautiful custom motorcycles — both sportbikes and V-Twin creations from the new Roaring Twinz division. Plus, you’ll be able to see & buy premium motorcycle parts & accessories direct from Roaring Toyz.

To get daily updates on our Thunder Beach trip, check out  www.facebook.com/RoaringToyz

What are we up to next weekend? Roaring Toyz will surrounded by Gulfstreams, Bentleys, and elegance at the Festival of Speed in Orlando.


Designed With A Little Help From Our Fans

Robert Fisher and his crew from Roaring Toyz will be rolling into Indianapolis for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix this coming weekend in his brand new Semi Trailer rig featuring incredible graphics designed…with the help of his Facebook fans?!

That’s right, when Robert wanted a design for his new 40 ft stacker and Volvo hauler, he turned to his Facebook fans asking for their advice and input. “My Facebook fans are really into my work” Robert commented enthusiastically. “Lately whenever I have a new design, or a new concept, I turn to them, posting different photos and ideas and looking for their input. It never ceases to amaze and thrill me how quick they are to respond with their input.”

Fisher’s Facebook fans wasted no time letting him know what they thought of his new rig designs, with Fisher receiving hundreds of comments within minutes of posting the first trailer designs. The result? “The design on the trailer is kind of a hybrid of what my fans liked, and what I envisioned” laughed Fisher, “I think we will all be really excited to see the new rig in Indy!”

You can catch Fisher in two places during Indianapolis – Fisher’s new rig will be part of the Manufacturer’s Row display at the Indianapolis Moto GP, August 26, 27th and 28th. Along with his incredible display of premium motorcycle components and custom sportbikes and cruisers, Fisher will have an exciting onsite contest where fans can fill out an entry form to win a $150 in store credit.

In the evenings, Fisher’s one of a kind selection of custom Kawasaki motorcycles will be featured as part of the Icon Limiter Live show going on from 8:30 pm – 11 pm on Friday and Saturday evening, downtown Indianapolis, 239 South Meridian Street Indianapolis, across from Blu Indy bar. Fans will be thrilled to see television superstar Jason Britton riding some of these incredible creations as part of the Icon show – you don’t want to miss this!


Roaring Toyz ZX-10R on the Cover of Super Streetbike Magazine

Our Kawasaki ZX-10R is featured on the cover of Super Streebike magazine’s September 2011 issue.

Here’s a sneak preview of what’s inside…


From the Desert to the Streets

John Bell rides his Roaring Toyz Kawasaki ZX-14 between deployments.

We could tell you what John Bell does for a living, but then we’d have to kill you. Okay, maybe it’s not quite that extreme, but John does have an extraordinary job. And now, thanks to Roaring Toyz, he has an extraordinary Kawasaki ZX-14 to come home to between deployments.

John lives in Atlanta, Georgia, but he spends a lot of his time hanging out in the deserts of the Middle East. He’s a contractor for the Army, and he handles logistics for Army property. That means he keeps track of where computers, machinery and vehicles go. (Those Hummers don’t just appear out of nowhere!)

Iraq and Kuwait have often been John’s destination, but right now he’s working in Afghanistan. Over the past five years, he’s completed five deployments. Each one lasts six or seven months, so that doesn’t leave a lot of time at home during the year.

When he is home, John loves to ride. He bought a 2010 ZX-14 last year, just before heading out to Iraq. He knew he wanted to customize it, and plans for the bike came together while John was halfway around the world.

John drew up his own designs for the bike, working with Ryan Hathaway, the go-to painter for Roaring Toyz, to finalize the look of the ZX-14. “I had looked at a 2006 ZX-14 that Roaring Toyz had done previously, and I got my inspiration from that bike,” John says. “Ryan Hathaway just blew it out of the water; it’s the best paint job I’ve ever seen. I had about five design ideas, and he worked with me until we came up with the design that’s on there now.”

That kind of meticulous planning also went into choosing which builder to use. “I did some research on bike customizers, and I’ve been keeping up with Roaring Toyz for years,” says John. “From customer reviews and the warranties that Roaring Toyz has, they’re the best in the business. I watch a lot of motorsports and I see a lot of professional riders with their products. I figured if it was good enough for them, it was good enough for me.”

John knew going into the project that he wanted a 300 rear tire attached to a six-over swingarm. He also requested minimal chrome accents because he didn’t want to draw attention away from the paint job. Otherwise, John worked with Roaring Toyz veteran Brad Sexton to design the ZX-14 of his dreams.

And John has had plenty of time to come up with ideas for a dream bike. He first rode motorcycles as a teenager, and was hooked early on. He took a hiatus from two wheels during his 20s, and finally returned to his passion in his mid-30s.

These days, John spends his time at home riding around Atlanta with his neighbors, or cruising Myrtle Beach with his cousins. (Family loyalties, John says, are split between Kawasaki and Suzuki.)

When he comes home from his current deployment, John will be able to do all of that riding on his Roaring Toyz ZX-14. He picked it up from the Roaring Toyz shop in Sarasota, Florida, just one week before leaving for Afghanistan.

John says, “Ryan had sent me pictures, but the pictures didn’t do it justice. When I saw the bike, I was awestruck. I didn’t even want to touch it for the first 30 minutes: I just wanted to look at it. It’s clean, classy looking, everything works perfectly, and it rides almost like it was stock.”

John had the opportunity to ride the Roaring Toyz creation a few times before his deployment, and he got a lot of compliments everywhere he went. He’s already planning to customize another ZX-14. He doesn’t want to do any further work on this Roaring Toyz ZX-14 because, John says, “The one I have now is perfect.”

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Roaring Twinz 21″ and 23″ Front Wheel Conversion Kits for Baggers

There are many steps to building a custom Bagger. But if we were forced to pick the ONE modification that makes the biggest difference to the look of the bike it would be a large diameter front wheel conversion. A front wheel conversion instantly gives the bike a more aggressive, pronounced stance, but performing one of these conversions requires a slew of parts and knowledge to ensure the larger wheel integrates correctly with the rest of the bike. These conversions are often done with the wrong combinations and can result in a poor handling motorcycle, or worse, a dangerous ride. Roaring Twinz carefully sources the best components and offers 21” and 23” front wheel kits so these conversions can be purchased as a complete kit, from one source – and you can relax because all the parts will fit together and work correctly.

ROARING TWINZ KAWASAKI VULCAN VAQUERO 1700 21” FRONT WHEEL CONVERSION KIT

The new 2011 Kawasaki Vaquero arrives from the factory with a 16 x 3.5” front wheel. Roaring Toyz has developed a custom bolt on package to install a 21” front wheel to the Vaquero, instantly upgrading the bike’s appearance. The kit consists of a 21” billet forged aluminum Performance Machine front wheel, a 21” front tire and a set of CNC machined front fender spacer brackets. This kit allows for a simple bolt on installation of the larger front wheel.

 

 

ROARING TWINZ 23” FRONT WHEEL CONVERSION KIT FOR HARLEY DAVIDSON ROAD KING, STREET GLIDE AND ROAD GLIDE

The Roaring Toyz engineering staff spent hours developing a complete bolt on 23” front wheel kit that consists of every component needed to give your Harley Davidson Street Glide or Road Glide a front wheel face lift without compromising the handling! The centerpiece of the kit is a 23” rolling masterpiece of aluminum from the top custom motorcycle wheel manufacturer – Performance Machine. While the wheel is the most prominent component in the kit, it’s the parts that come with this kit that allow the bigger wheel to be installed safely and ensure the bike will handle properly. The Roaring Twinz kit includes a pair of offset triple clamps to change the rake and offset of the front forks, making room for the larger wheel to clear the frame and engine while keeping the handling stable and smooth. Lowering fork springs compensate for the different fork rake and wheel size while internal fork spacers keep the fork travel in check for proper fender clearance. An oversized 23” front fender with mounting hardware is also included to ensure the 23” front wheel fits precisely.

HARLEY DAVIDSON ROAD KING, STREET GLIDE AND ROAD GLIDE
23” FRONT WHEEL CONVERSION KIT OPTIONS

For those that want to show off their Performance Machine wheel we supply an oversized 13” single brake rotor and 6 piston caliper combination. It’s a shame to cover up a beautiful Performance Machine front wheel with dual brake rotors and a larger matching 13” brake disc and powerful 6 piston brake caliper upgrade will keep the bike looking clean while preserving great braking performance.

For FLH models we offer billet fork leg sets which feature a hidden axle, contoured axle spacers and an integrated fender/caliper mount with an adjustable height fender mounting system. These kits are available in chrome or black finish, single or dual disc, and a choice of two different axle end cap designs. These add the final touch to your custom HD bagger!
Also available in your Roaring Toyz 23” Front Wheel Conversion Kit is lower fork leg covers, “cowbells,” which come in Chrome or Black Finish.

ROARING TWINZ FORK LEGS EXCHANGE PROGRAM

Don’t like messing with your fork internals or oil? Roaring Twinz offers an exchange program for your front fork legs. Our front fork legs arrive ready for installation with the correct springs, oil, new seals and spacing; simply bolt them in and send your stock forks back to Roaring Twinz.

ROARING TWINZ 23” FRONT WHEEL CONVERSION KITS AVAILABLE FOR THESE FLH MODELS:

  • FLHX Street Glide 2000-Up
  • FLHR Road King 2000-Up
  • FLHRC Road King Classic 2000-Up
  • FLHT Electra Glide 2000-Up
  • FLHTC Electra Glide Classic 2000-Up
  • FLTR Road Glide 2000-Up

Roaring Twinz has spent the time and effort to secure the highest quality, most attractive components available for your 23” front wheel conversion kit. We are dedicated to making your large front wheel upgrade as simple as possible; we include every piece required for the installation, right down to the last nut, bolt and spacer. We’ve eliminated the hassle – no need to contact multiple vendors searching for missing parts, or make numerous trips to the hardware store, or miss out on valuable riding time waiting on parts. With one easy step the Roaring Twinz front wheel conversion kit makes your Bagger look great without compromising handling or ride.


Roaring Toyz Debuts “Inside Out” Ninja 1000

Unlike typical builds, which feature a black frame with chrome accents, this Ninja has a chrome frame with black accessories.

The Ninja 1000 is part of a four-bike build project that Roaring Toyz boss Robert Fisher is undertaking in conjunction with Kawasaki Motorcycles USA. Roaring Toyz already debuted their customized Kawasaki Vaquero during Daytona Bike Week, and the other two bikes include a ZX-10 and a Z-1000.

Fisher handed the frame of his latest creation, the custom Ninja 1000, over to Sport Chrome for a complete chrome job. From there, Fisher rebuilt the bike with a long list of blacked-out custom touches.

“For years, builders have been adding chrome accents to sportbikes, so I wanted to do just the opposite,” says Fisher. “Murdered out bikes are popular right now, but the chrome frame adds just the right amount of flash to the Ninja.”

The rear end of the Ninja got two inches of stretch from a Roaring Toyz 240 swingarm with self bracing. The wheels are a gorgeous set of PM Black Ops Boss wheels. They are contrast cut with a rough, flat-black finish highlighted by gloss black inserts.

Among the Roaring Toyz accessories on the Inside Out Ninja are a set of grab bar block-off covers. Fisher felt that the stock grab bars detracted from the sleek styling of the 2011 Ninja 1000, so he designed the block-off covers to show off the clean lines of the tail.

Like the other accessories, the grab bar block-off covers are in stock and available for Roaring Toyz customers. Of course, that should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with Fisher’s style. He develops parts not just for one-time use on a Roaring Toyz custom, but as production parts that anyone can order for their own ride. Fisher has been Kawasaki’s favorite custom builder since he debuted the first custom ZX-14 in 2006, and the factory counts on Roaring Toyz to produce high-quality, stylish custom parts for their line of motorcycles.

Other Roaring Toyz custom touches on the Ninja include a radial-mount rear brake kit and chrome radial-mount front brake calipers, stainless steel brake lines, a custom billet front brake reservoir, fully adjustable lowering links, a chrome quick-release gas cap, and black anodized Hustler billet grips.

To add the perfect finishing touch, Roaring Toyz go-to painter Ryan Hathaway gave the Ninja a flat black paint job, adding candy blue and silver graphics for just a splash of color.

The Roaring Toyz Ninja 1000 will be on display at the Indianapolis GP, August 26-29.

The bike, along with other custom Roaring Toyz sportbikes, will also play a role in all of the ICON Limiter shows: the stunt riders will use the custom bikes to escort the models to the ICON stage. Roaring Toyz customs, ICON stunt riders, models, and music, all rolled into one giant mobile party: does it get any better?

For Fisher, it’s all about letting people get a hands-on experience. “This program has three key elements,” he says of his partnership with Kawasaki. “Transforming these motorcycles into gorgeous custom creations that showcase all the possibilities of a custom Kawasaki, documenting the build-up process step-by-step and sharing this content with consumers on the Roaring Toyz website, Facebook page, and our new blog, and touring these bikes around the country so people can see them in person.”

So check out this latest custom from Roaring Toyz, or go online to not only order the parts to customize your own ride, but to get tips from the master sportbike builder himself, Robert Fisher.

See even more Ninja 1000 Inside Out pics

Roaring Toyz 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Specs:


Roaring Twinz Makes a Big Splash at Atlantic Beach Bike Fest 2011

photos by Nick Hill

Atlantic Beach Bike Fest has a long history of tradition, annually drawing thousands of bikers who come together on Memorial Day Weekend. The event has been known by other names over the years—Myrtle Beach Bike Week and Black Bike Week among them—but one thing stays consistent from year to year: riders always go home saying, “That was the best Memorial Day Weekend ever!”

The 2011 Atlantic Beach Bike Fest gave riders plenty to do, and plenty to talk about, during three days of events that provided nearly round-the-clock entertainment.

Several beachside blocks were cordoned off to make room for the heart of Atlantic Beach Bike Fest. The area featured custom sportbike builders, vendors, ICON Limiter shows, and appearances by some of the top names in the sportbike world.

Robert Fisher of Roaring Toyz was among the custom builders on the scene. The clear Roaring Toyz trailer made its way up from Sarasota, Florida, like a motorcycle Pied Piper, leading the way to the largest gathering of sportbikes in the U.S.

In addition to a wide variety of custom sportbikes, Roaring Toyz debuted their latest creation: a custom Kawasaki Ninja 1000. Incredible new custom V-Twins were also on display, kicking off the newest arm of Fisher’s company, Roaring Twinz.

Atlantic Beach attendees were wowed by the fully customized Roaring Twinz Vulcan® 1700 Vaquero™, a ground breaking custom bagger featuring an impressive 21” front wheel, a full custom paint job, airbag suspension and full stereo system.

Bagger and V-twin enthusiasts were treated to an up close and personal experience with Robert Fisher’s latest creations, a brand new fully customized Harley Davidson Street Glide and a Harley Davidson Road King. Both the Harley Davidson Street Glide and the Road Kind feature incredible custom paint, stunning Performance Machine wheels, and subtle nuances like custom bars, custom grips, custom floorboards, and Roaring Twinz stainless steel brake lines.

By Saturday night, the Roaring Toyz crew was ready for a break from showing and selling, so Fisher and his team fired up some of their custom Ninja 1000 and Kawasaki ZX-10, along with the Vaquero, Road Kind and Street Glide and headed out to ride through Atlantic Beach.

“Atlantic Beach Bike Fest is a huge event for Roaring Toyz,” says Fisher. “This is a chance for us to see a lot of our customers face-to-face, and to gauge trends, as well as set them. The response to our new V-Twin operation, Roaring Twinz, has been incredible. Custom baggers are huge at Atlantic Beach, and the Vulcan® 1700 Vaquero™ and the Harley Davidson Street Glide and Road King were show stoppers. Everywhere we went riders stopped us for pictures. ” Enthusiasts were thrilled to learn they could visit Fisher’s new site, www.roaringtwinz.com to get even more V-Twin and Bagger information.

The Roaring Toyz customs weren’t the only show stoppers. Riding hard is a daily practice for the freestyle stars of the ICON Limiter show. Nick “Apex” Brocha, Ernie “E-Dub” Vigil and Shin Kinoshita performed to huge crowds several times each day, putting on a stunt show while models danced on stage. Giveaways, a DJ and giant video screens added to the experience. The crowd was particularly delighted when Apex fired up his Roaring Toyz built Kawasaki ZX-10 “drift” bike. Featuring Roaring Toyz components and parts, the drift bike tore up the stunt riding area and viewers couldn’t get enough of the action.

Cruising through Atlantic Beach and Myrtle Beach was on tap for everyone who wanted to be part of the “see and be seen” experience. The traffic kept up until the early morning hours, as riding won out over sleeping. For those craving a little more action, there was also drag racing, charity rides, and group rides making tours of the area. Motorcycle clubs were everywhere, and some club rides drew as many as 500 members.

The best Memorial Day Weekend ever? For many riders, that answer is a firm, “Yes!” followed quickly by the phrase, “Let’s do it again next year!” So mark your calendars for Memorial Day Weekend 2012, and don’t expect to get a lot of sleep at Atlantic Beach Bike Fest.


Roaring Toyz Launches Roaring Twinz – Makes Aggressive Foray into the V-Twin Market

Kawasaki Vaquero Custom

Today Roaring Toyz launched Roaring Twinz, a new division focused on developing premium parts, accessories and custom motorcycles for the V-Twin market.  Robert Fisher, founder and owner of Roaring Toyz made the announcement from his headquarters in Sarasota, FL.

The leading manufacturer and retailer in the custom sportbike market for the last decade, Roaring Toyz is known globally for designing, engineering and manufacturing aftermarket parts that are aesthetically superior and incredibly safe.  With the launch of Roaring Twinz Robert Fisher intends to bring his legendary reputation for quality and functionality to the V-Twin market.

Fisher expanded on his vision: “I love the emphasis V-Twin owners place on design. I have ridden and raced motorcycles all my life; a motorcycle isn’t just two tires and a motor – it represents what its owner thinks, and feels, it’s a reflection of how a rider lives his or her life. A motorcycle can be a rolling piece of artwork, and V-Twin owners get this more than any other riding group. I can’t wait to translate my passion for superior design and artistry into exceptional products for the V-Twin market.”
Fisher’s exacting standards have made him a preferred partner for Kawasaki Motorcycles. When Fisher shared his plans for V-Twin expansion with the marketing and product teams at Kawasaki, they were eager to work with him, dropping off a brand new Vulcan® 1700 Vaquero™ at Fisher’s headquarters.

Fisher transformed the Vaquero™ into a ground breaking custom bagger, adding an impressive 21” front wheel, a full custom paint job, airbag suspension and full stereo system. Fisher applied the unwavering attention to detail which sets him apart  from other builders to his V-Twin platform, custom machining a set of Harley hubs and wheel spacers to ensure the Performance Machine wheels fit like a glove,  and running wires internally through the Burly Brand 13” Bagger Bars to ensure a polished finish.

Harley Davidson Street Glide Custom Bagger

Fisher also customized a Harley Davidson Street Glide and a Harley Davidson Road King. Both HD motorcycles feature incredible custom paint, stunning Performance Machine wheels, and subtle nuances like custom bars, custom grips, custom floorboards, and Roaring Twinz stainless steel brake lines.

The current line-up of Roaring Twinz customs feature an array of aftermarket parts from noted manufactures such as Performance Machine, Progressive Suspension, and Roland Sands Designs. Shortly Roaring Twinz will unleash their own line of high end, attentively engineered products. All Roaring Twinz products are CNC machined from the highest grade billet aluminum, showcasing unparalleled functionality and durability.

If you’re looking for cheap, mass produced products don’t call Roaring Twinz. But rest assured Fisher can explain precisely what makes his new V-Twin product line up exceptional:  “I machine my parts from the best material money can buy, I spend thousands of hours crafting unique, head turning designs, and each part undergoes rigorous testing. Put that together and you get a gorgeous, innovative part for your motorcycle that won’t fail. Your bike will look great, and you’ll be safe. I think that’s priceless.”

For more information on Roaring Twinz, go to www.roaringtwinz.com or email pr@stcreates.com.


Enter to Win with Roaring Toyz at Atlantic Beach Bike Fest, May 27 – 29th

Roaring Toyz is getting ready for Atlantic Beach BikeFest, the original home of the South’s biggest and best motorcycle event!

Join Roaring Toyz May 27th, 28th and 29th as we set up our 40 ft clear rig on the main street of Atlantic Beach, SC.

Roaring Toyz hit up Atlantic Beach in 2010 and we couldn’t believe our eyes! Atlantic Beach was packed and the city did a great job making motorcyclists feel welcome and at home. We can’t wait to return!

This year Roaring Toyz will have an incredible array of hot custom rides on display. This is your chance to get up close and personal with four of the hottest new custom Kawasakis, including the RT designed Ninja® ZX-10R, the Ninja 1000, and the Z1000. Sportbike purists will also be shocked to see the 2011 RT designed and built Kawasaki Vulcan® 1700 Vaquero™ and not one, but two Harley Davidson custom Baggers. The Vaquero and the Baggers are a key component of Roaring Toyz brand new V-Twin focused division, Roaring Twinz.

All the great custom Roaring Toyz parts will be available for sale, and we will be onsite installing and wrenching on bikes from dawn to dusk. So you can buy a part, get it installed and be back on the streets in no time.

Swing by our trailer and enter to win a $250 Roaring Toyz store credit, chat up our beautiful model, and talk to Robert Fisher, owner and founder of Roaring Toyz, and the all new V-twin focused Roaring Twinz.

Event information

LOCATION:
Atlantic Beach BikeFest (This is Atlantic Beach, don’t go to Myrtle Beach!)
TOWN OF ATLANTIC BEACH, SC
717 30th Avenue South
Atlantic Beach, SC 29582
(click address for map)

We hope to see you there!

 

21″ Wheels for Your Bagger

Roaring Toyz is coming to Atlantic Beach, SC with wheels for Baggers. Bring your bagger over to the Roaring Toyz trailer for a 21″ front wheel deal. We’ll be in set up on the strip in downtown Atlantic Beach Friday – Monday, May 27-30.

 

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