It was about this time last year the two motorcycle manufacturers agreed on a co-marketing and joint distribution partnership to extend the reach of both brands across North America with global potential.
“The vision of both companies is the same”, said Jim Winn, CEO of Wild West Motor Company. “We both build extremely powerful exotic motorcycles by hand with the highest quality components, with no compromise in style, beauty, or attention to detail.”
Riding in the popular style of baggers, the new model’s hand-crafted frame is CNC laser cut and TIG welded in the latest in frame engineering technology to stretch out to a comfortable 70" wheelbase. Its aggressive front end, raked to 38 degrees, features a 26" contrast cut wheel at its leading edge, beautifully accented by a sporty chin spoiler.
"The Havoc 124SS offers modern bagger styling with lines inspired by the iconic Wild West Gunfire pro-street model," explained Jarrod Wiener, President of Havoc Motorcycles. "It's hard to stop looking at it, but it was designed to be a rider's bike."
Powered by a rubber-mounted S&S 124ci (2,032cc) motor, it puts serious horsepower to its 180 rear tire through a Rivera-Primo 6 speed transmission and a BDL (Belt Drives Limited) primary. Gas-charged Progressive Suspension provides a sporty feel, while powerful 6-piston differential-bore Hawg Halter (HHI) calipers on dual 13" brake rotors help shed speed fast.
"We exclusively use components that are among the best quality, USA-made components in the industry, without compromise," said Wiener. "There is some concern in the marketplace today that customers won't be able to find replacement parts for certain brands of motorcycles. Every component on a Wild West - Havoc motorcycle has extremely high consumer confidence and respect for longevity and durability, and our motorcycles can be serviced by any competent v-twin technician."
Quality even extends to the steel braided hoses and lines, and billet CNC machined accessories, all of which comes standard. "We won't send you a parts catalog when you get the bike home. You'll be hard-pressed to find anything to upgrade on the bike," added Wiener.
Like all Havoc and Wild West motorcycles, the 124SS is a hand-made "production-custom" motorcycle with a 17-digit VIN, listed in the NADA (National Automobile Dealers Association) "Red Book" for ease of financing and insurance, and to protect the owner's investment.
"With this model, we're marking 2017 as the 30th anniversary of Wild West Motor Co. continuous production of motorcycles," said Jim Winn, CEO of Wild West. "We're designing, developing, and building with the passion of a new company, and with the wisdom of a long-established one. It's never been more exciting."
And there is special pricing on this model. To mark the 30th Anniversary, the first 30 examples of the 2017 Havoc 124SS will be offered at the special introductory price of USD $45,000 direct from the factory.