Aftermarket motorcycle parts are big business. Aftermarket Harley-Davidson parts comprise a smaller, yet still vibrant affair. Aftermarket parts for dedicated Harley owners who want to restyle their rides to look and act more like European racing bikes? That’s about as niche as you can get. But as Canada’s MJK Performance knows, it’s a narrow-but-deep pool of passionate customers who demand the best.
The Calgary-based manufacturer has provided custom Harley parts since 2007—always at the bleeding edge of new technologies. With a five-person staff, two 5-axis mills, one 3-axis mill, and a lathe, MJK Performance sells from its website and through a worldwide network of dealers. Designer and co-owner Phil Butterworth says his clientele is prepared to pay for the best results.
Butterworth says MJK Performance has been lucky during the pandemic’s social isolation, lockdowns, and resulting economic carnage. “We’ve got a nice, solid customer base, and it doesn’t seem to have affected them as much,” he says. “We also have a small crew up here, so it’s easier to stay safe. We’ve been very fortunate to still be busy and still running those 24-hour days. Production’s still ramping up.”
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