Motorcycles Top 5 Harley-Davidson Sportster Custom Motorcycles

22:21  21 august  2017
22:21  21 august  2017 Source:   motorcyclistonline.com

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The Harley-DavidsonSportster seems like it’s one of the most ubiquitous bikes on the road. Over six decades, its image has been imprinted on the hearts and minds of gearheads across the globe and the legacy of its American heritage has entered mainstream consciousness. Yet when custom builders see it as an inchoate form and mold it into something completely foreign, they subvert tradition and intention, and showcase undaunted originality of craft and vision. Without going too far in the realm of un-usability, these builds recast the Sportster as, well, sportsters.

Slate Hammer by Rough Crafts

Rough Crafts applied a blacked-out café aesthetic to what started life as a 2012 Sportster Forty-Eight for a result that, like many of its builds, is both menacing and beautiful at the same time. A modified Dunstall replica fairing up front gives the bike a classic silhouette that flows through the minimalist tail section that houses the oil tank. The fuel tank is straight off the Forty-Eight, but has been reshaped to give the bike a slender profile where it meets the seat. Wrap it up however you like, there’s no escaping the rumble of that 45-degree HD twin.

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There’s no question the Sportster ’s about as refined as a motorcycle can get. When the light’s right, you cannot deny the quality of its chrome and paint, its over-the- top presence. 2015 Harley - Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom Specs. MSRP Base / Bike pictured.

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The Hardley by Revival Cycles

Revival Cycles, the Austin, TX-based custom shop behind the Handbuilt Show, started with a 883 Sportster and ended up with this one-off showstopper. The eye-catching, three-piece tank comprises a three-gallon fuel tank on the left, an oil tank in the rear right quarter and an electrical box in the front right corner. The standard 883 was punched out to 1250cc and given a new head off a 1200 Sportster, bringing power up to a respectable 100bhp. It’s hard not to come back to that “tank” though, which is vaguely reminiscent—if not in function than in form—of the aluminum tank/chassis found on the 1930s MGC N3BR (check it out in your Art of the Motorcycle reference book. Or Google it).

The Bel Air 1200 by Deus Ex Machina

Michael “Woolie” Woolaway’s reputation for shaping metal precedes him. This 1200 Sportster-derived build is another fine example of the craft coming out of his Venice Beach, CA shop. The bike’s shapely bodywork and paintjob were inspired by the ’57 Chevy Bel Air (for which the bike is named) as an ode to vintage Americana. Most impressively, Woolie hand-fabricated all of the bodywork in addition to bending a bespoke oil in frame chrome-moly chassis and stainless steel exhaust system. The motor’s been blueprinted and the heads ported for added performance.

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MotorcycleUSA was able to obtain some specifications and information on the 2016 Harley - Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom motorcycle . Top 5 Editor Picks.

Videos. Top 10. Insurance. Search. If you would like to get a quote on a new 2004 Harley - Davidson Sportster ® 1200 Custom use our Build Your Own tool, or Compare this bike to other Standard motorcycles .To view more specifications, visit our Detailed Specifications.

Sportster Custom by Chabott Engineering

Shinya Kimura has been building bikes professionally since the early ’90s when he opened his first shop in Japan. Now with his current workshop, Chabott Engineering in Azusa, CA, Kimura continues to develop his trademark metal work, which attracts a lot of attention throughout the industry and beyond. His machines have a raw, visceral appeal that mates perfectly with the Sportster, though he has turned his trade to bikes of all denominations. While the bike has an art gallery quality about it, it doesn’t negate its main function. In fact, its skeletal aesthetic implies that this bike is meant to be ridden hard.

AW16 by Wrenchmonkees

If you’re going to build a fully-faired Harley, it’s going to inspire comparisons to Harley’s XR roadracing machine as piloted by so many racers over the years—from Cal Rayborn to Jay Springsteen. The machine takes its cues from other period bikes, however, including the Yamaha TZ which was the inspiration for the fiberglass fairing that Wrenchmonkees built in-house. The engine is nearly stock but breathes through a trick exhaust from Japanese company Easyriders. Suspension is also slightly modified with a lowering kit and internals from Progressive Suspension.

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<p>This Australian-French-Japanese hybrid comes trimmed in crocodile.</p>The Paris-based shop, Blitz Motorcycles, modifies older bikes into scrambler and hooligan-style standards. It works most often with BMW twins, but also a range of Japanese bikes, at least one Moto Guzzi, and a Harley Sportster from 1991. The bearded Frenchmen who run the shop designed this particular scrambler around a heavily reworked Kawasaki W650, which the Japanese manufacturer built from the late 90s through 2007. Among other work, the Blitz team lowered the frame, fitted track handlebars and knobby tires, and trimmed the seats, tank strap and grips in genuine crocodile.

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