The custom Sportster is one of those types of motorcycles that can really go either way. I’ve seen beautiful examples and I’ve seen garish and raked out hack jobs that’ve made me want to set them alight, just to put them out of their misery.
Roland Sands Design took the newish Harley-Davidson Blackline Softail and built the bike that the designers at Harley would have built, if they didn’t have to answer to middle management and bean counters.
The Spacester started life as a stock ’87 XL1200 Sportster before being acquired by Bernard ‘Buck’ Massart, the owner and lead engineer at V-Twin Mechanic, a French garage specialising in….V-Twins.
The Harley-Davidson Sportster is a venerable beast, first introduced all the way back in 1957 the Sportster has seen countless model variations and almost limitless customisations. With all that in mind, I can’t help but be convinced that if the powers that be at Harley-Davidson just rolled a motorcycle like this out of their Milwaukee factory, the company’s fortunes would rapidly take a turn for the better.
It’s a little hard to imagine people taking their Harley-Davidson hardtails out for weekends of mountain climbing and river fording but that’s exactly what they did in the 1950’s.
DP Customs is a US based hot rod and motorcycle garage operated by the Del Prado brothers (hence the “DP” moniker), they produce some truly unique customs like the Super Sano Beach Cruiser and the…
Something about women on motorcycles never fails to grab the attention of men everywhere. This is one of those images that floats around the internet with no-one really knowing anything about it or where it came from. I’m just impressed that she’s wearing a helmet.
The AMF Harley-Davidson Leggero Mini Cycle was a bit of an anomaly in its day, the 65cc two-stroke never really caught on in the US and the bikes remain relatively rare stateside to this day.
In 1932 the Danish government decided to try armouring motorcycles in order to keep costs down, the Danes contracted armour fabrication work to the Swedish factory, Landsverk AB.
It makes a lot of sense that Elvis would have ridden a Harley. In fact it’s exceedingly difficult to imagine him riding anything else.
It isn’t everyday a Knievel owned Harley XR-750 hits the auction block, sure this might not be an Evel owned bike but his son Robbie has more than lived up to his famous name.
Harley-Davidson bikes get a hard rap from some in the two-wheeled community. Personally I think the world is a richer place for the existence of the iconic American motorcycle manufacturer