Paradigme's Backstory

March 2020

Paradigme's Backstory

FXRS Paradigme

S&S 124ci 2000cc
Super Stock Motor


There you have a very unique Pure Ness and very original (very) lowrider as was proudly designed, promoted and sold by Arlen and Cory Ness in the Nineties. This specific model was initially built by JP Guilbaud having sourced most parts from the Batts Bros 20 years ago. 

Paradigme's Backstory

For those happily too young to remember the Nineties, let us try to reminisce the underlying charismatic tales of these lowriders: They were meant to mimic Dragsters! Long, low, lean and with raked out steering columns to 35, 37, or even 38 degrees, for straight line stability (but not ideal for mountain roads  !…) 

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Paradigme's Backstory

Unlike Diggers, Lowriders were running Big Twin motors (this one is 124ci /2000cc “Big”…) hi grade suspension and brakes; not only able to do Standing Quarters faster than Ferraris but also long distance outings with likeminded folks in Southern California (often into Tecate just across the much vilified Mexican border but that’s another story…) or Southern Europe. 

Recently purchased, repainted and recommissioned by Bertie Dubet, and sporting a legal FXRS registration document, it is now available for sale to finance future projects.

Technical Specs


Design & Build:
Laurent Barranco.


S&S 124ci (2000cc) Super Stock Motor with automatic start aid  and “intelligent” ignition!
Classic Bub shorties.


Standard OEM FXRS with Ness vintage billet primary cover personally offered by Cory...


Ness lowrider 4 speed 1” tube frame & swingarm #nAN UP1004.

Suspension & Steering

Ceriani front forks and Progressive rear shox. Ness vintage bars!

Wheels & Brakes

Akront aluminium rim on wires.Classic set up 18” rear - 21” front 
Performance Machines hand controls and full brake kits…


Motogadget m-unit blue tronics 
with remote starter functions.

Bodywork & Seating

Ally gas tank by Bob Munroe, Ness air filters, mudguards, fairing et the rest…


It’ll grow on you!


New paint by Bertie Dubet 
who also completely recommissioned the scoot…  

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