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About Bare Knuckle Performance

Bare Knuckle Performance was founded in 2003 by Paul Wideman after recognizing his affinity for quality built motorcycles. With what started as building custom chopper frames for Harley Davidson Enthusiasts, quickly turned into a full line of hand made parts for all bikes from Sportsters to Touring models.

 Owner Paul Wideman on his custom 'Jane Doe' Knucklehead Chopper

Everything we do at Bare Knuckle Performance is Made In USA, no questions asked. We will not waiver from that, and our company lives and dies by that sentiment. Customizing Harleys is one of the most American things a person can do, and our beliefs are that every part and weld should be American, with no shortcuts. We employ a staff, they have families, and buying USA made keeps that dollar in our community. It would be incredibly easy to outsource our parts overseas, like so many of our competitors do, lowering our bottom line and increasing profit, but that’s not who we are. We encourage you to do the same, support local, support USA made.

Flex Modular Risers by Bare Knuckle Performance 

At Bare Knuckle Performance we put pride into everything we do, and over the year’s we have become a generational company. Owner Paul has led by example teaching everything he knows to his son Sam. The two have become the ultimate team as they forge into the future with new designs, highest quality parts, and the latest innovations for the most unique choppers. We use the highest quality, hand-picked steels, all created and manufactured in the USA. We tolerance check every part to ensure when a customer orders from us, they are guaranteed to receive the best parts for their motorcycle.

'Haymaker' Shovelhead custom chopper by Bare Knuckle Performance

For Bare Knuckle Performance, choppers are a way of life. Paul is a true craftsman of the arts, and the vision and attention to detail he brings to the industry is second to none. As we head into our 20th year in business, we are proud and excited to continue producing the best bikes and parts in the industry. Keep a look out, as we will be doing some big things in the upcoming year to celebrate.

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