Jan Seutter's radically customized 2013 Harley-Davidson Road Glide motorcycle may be called an extreme bagger by cycle fans, but to him it's the fulfillment of a dream.


The multiple award-winning touring and show bike has custom fenders, fairing, an oversize gas tank, air intake, a chin spoiler in front of the engine, a 30-inch front wheel and, of course, the trademark saddlebags that earned it’s nickname as a bagger.


"I always wanted one," said the 71-year old a farrier, horseman who has resided in since 1989.


The bagger evolved from a stock six speed, V-Twin engine equipped Road Glide Seutter purchased in 2013 from War Horse Harley-Davidson in Ocala.


About five years ago he was hit from behind while riding in Ocala, and his injuries required therapy for about a year. He decided to modify and repaint the bike, and he later sent the cycle to Kory Souza Originals in Sarasota for a seven month front-to-back redo.


The eye-catching bike is an $80,000 total investment, Seutter said.


The options and accessories on Seutter’s bagger include front and rear disc brakes, air ride suspension, halogen headlights, cruise control and GPS stereo with a Rockford four-speaker system.


Seutter said one of the top prizes garnered by his bike was a House of Kolor paint company Best In Class award at the 2019 show in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


A showpiece


Courtney Lambert, with Kory Souza Originals, stated in an email the customization took seven months and the bike is painted in House of Kolor custom paint — Pagan Gold and Brandywine over Silver Mini Flake.


Randy Akers, a friend of the Seutter family and promoter of motorcycle shows in Florida, said Seutter's bike is a standout in any motorcycle event and that Seutter has a passion for showing his bike.


Akers said the cycle garnered a top award in the 2019 Cabbage Patch Show held in Volusia County. Professional judges at the shows he promotes check wiring, fitment and other aspects of the bikes along with appearance.


A family pursuit


Jan and his wife Judey Suetter operated Jan D. Seutter Farrier company in Delaware before moving to Ocala in 1989, and they’ve operated the company here since. Future plans call for their son, Jose Suetter, to eventually take over the business with Jan still visiting long-time customers.


Jan Seutter is listed as the 2007 Limited Open World Champion rider on the National Reigning Horse Association website, and Jose Suetter is listed as a 2001 Reserve Champion. Judey Seutter is a champion barrel racer, riding Yellow Palominos.


Jan and Judey Seutter, as well as Jose Seutter and and his wife Kate, have shared their love of riding motorcycles since 2008 and regularly display Jan Seutter's bagger in shows and events in Leesburg, Daytona, Myrtle Beach, North Carolina and other locations.


Jan Seutter, who said he rode dirt bikes as a youth, has made extended cross-state road trips and said his family members always wear helmets when they ride.


Judey Seutter currently has a maroon 2017 HD Trike with a 26-inch front wheel, while Jose and Kate Seutter both have Harley Davison motorcycles.


Kate Seutter has been showing the 2013 bagger for about the last year as he recovers from surgery after having a ventricular assist device implanted in order to help pump blood from the left ventricle of his heart.


Jan Seutter said motorcycling has always been an uplift and encouragement for him and that riding makes him feel like a new person. Judey Seutter is a breast cancer survivor, and Jan Seutter has most recently has been recovering from a shoulder injury before he gets back in the saddle.


Jan Reutter said he feels like his life is complete thanks to his family, and that feeling is topped off with the showpiece bagger, which he looks forward to riding soon.


"You have to have faith and God will take care of you,” Jan Seutter said.