The Hill Fighter is the first in-house custom built by the team at the Rising Sun Workshop in Sydney, Australia. It’s based on a Harley-Davidson Sportster but as you can see from the video above, it’s an exceedingly thorough rebuild that’s seen almost every element of the design rebuilt, redesigned or replaced. We’ve previously featured Rising Sun on a couple of occasions to showcase the 1st and 2nd part of the Stories of Bike film about the workshop and their friendly rivals in Melbourne at Kustom Kommune.

For the uninitiated, Rising Sun is a communal motorcycle workshop and café that offers a fully equipped garage with mechanical gurus on hand to help motorcyclists work on their own bikes – including servicing, repairing, customising and restoring. It’s a fantastic concept and the team are currently in the process of moving from a temporary location to a new, permanent facility.

Visit Rising Sun Workshop here.

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