THUNDER MOUNTAIN SPITFIRE C
2009 harley-davidson thunder mountain spitfire c
Looks can be deceiving, and the Spitfire from Colorado-based Thunder Mountain Custom Cycles is a master of deception. To all outward appearances, this model is an uncompromising full-tilt pro-street custom machine, and it’s only upon closer inspection and upon mounting up that you come to realize that it’s actually been scaled down in certain critical areas to accommodate riders of a smaller—much smaller—stature.
Built upon a stretched-out drop-seat chassis of proprietary Thunder Moun-tain design, the Spitfire boasts a long list of custom bona fides: The front fork is a billet work from American Suspension raked out to 45 degrees, and the rear pulley and wheels on this version—the premium Spitfire C, to be exact—are RC Component units, with a 120/21 tire mounted up front and a fat 240/18 in the rear, both Metzelers. There’s nothing downsized about those elements, and they’re all so pleasingly proportioned on this bike that it’s only on second-blush appraisal that you notice that 74-inch, four-cam V-twin motor—a.k.a, the XL1200 Sportster mill—tucked into the midst. And not only that, but you also notice that the motor is rubber-mounted, yet mated so perfectly to the frame that the rubber mounts are utterly inconspicuous.
Thunder Mountain Customs is unique in their segment of the industry in relying extensively on stock and catalog Harley-Davidson components, and the Spitfire is no different from the Big-Twin offerings in using stock controls, gauges, brakes, and powertrain. That’s especially true of the base Spitfire model, the Spitfire B, which comes with bone-stock black grips, switches and foot controls. That model also uses laced wheels instead of the billet jobs and an open-element Stage I air cleaner, and those economizing measures bring the model in at a list price of $19,995. A cut above that is the Spitfire T, which adds the RC Components parts, and adds $2,000 to the price. The Spitfire C pulls out all the stops and does some extensive dipping into the P&A catalogue. Chrome grips, switch modules and footpegs are affixed as well as the aforementioned Heavy Breather intake, presenting a thoroughly completed custom package for $23,995. Common to all models are the basic chassis/powertrain/suspension components as well as the delicious paint schemes offered on the machines. Thunder Mountain performs all of their paint operations in-house and currently offers eight basic motifs, each hand-executed in elaborate, flawless fashion. Whatever design you go with, it’s included in the base sticker price so there’s no up-charge surprises lurking there.
Custom Paint with Multi Color Ghost Flames
Evolution 1200cc V Twin Engine
Screaming Eagle Performance Package
5 Speed Transmission
Electronic Fuel Injection
Fat 240mm Rear Tire Chrome Supertrapp Custom Two Into One Exhaust
Stretched 4 Gallon Fuel Tank
Front and Rear H-D Disc Brakes
Softail Rear Suspension Hidden Shocks
44 Degree Front Fork Rake,
Thunder Mountain Custom Solo Seat
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