Nope JTD was working with a member named Broe on the VM* who volunteered when JTD said they wanted to give the forged bars a shot. Broe posted questions at least once on what people wanted to see. Then JTD tried to incorporate all the wants into a nice product. As far as ride goes you'll have to call JTD on that.
Retired USAF, IYAAYAS!
2008 V-Star 1100 Custom Bobber project
2011 Crimson XR with Forged Highway Bars / Hard Bags / Passenger Backrest, Ness parts including Smooth Layback Plate Frame/Mount / Rad 3 Mirror / deep cut grips / drivers floorboards /shifter peg / brake peg / passenger pegs. Witchdoctor black rack, Lloydz filter / timing wheel / VFC III, 7Jurock windshield, Drag Specialties seat.