I can’t help but love the work of Hide Motorcycles, this bike, named the Genuine Speed Sportster is a great example of the Japanese garage’s work.
This all-original ’72 Harley-Davidson XR750 Flat Tracker was originally owned by AMA racer Davey Camlin, he used it as his primary race bike as an amateur and, then sold it when he went professional in order to buy a new XR.
Originally titled the Aermacchi-Harley Davidson RR350, Harley had bought control from Aermacchi in 1974. The RR350 is a master-class in ’70s bike design, I’d love to see Harley Davidson step away from its almost Adderall-level focus on lumbering V-Twins.
Amazing things happen when Harleys get customised by the Japanese. All too often it’s Japanese bikes getting customised by Americans but more often than not it goes both ways, this beautiful custom is called Fava and it was built by Hide Motorcycles, or Hidemo, out of the city Kawasaki in Japan.
The Harley-Davidson XLR-TT roared onto the scene in 1958 and remained in low-volume production until 1969, depending on which experts you listen to, there were somewhere between 200 and 500 XLRs made.
Some people hate Harleys and some eat, sleep and dream them. I consider this a Harley that’s easy to love and tough to hate. Built by Hookie Customs in Germany, the Hookie #2 is just the second bike to roll out of their brand spanking new garage and by the looks of it, won’t be…