The Harley-Davidson café racer genre is a little corner of the café racer world that I’ve grown very fond of, I love the history of the brand and although the modern offerings aren’t really my cup of tea, they are designed to be customised by their owners and their owners almost always oblige.
I’m not entirely sure how to categorise this motorcycle, it started life as a 1996 Harley-Davidson Sportster however it’s clearly been reworked from tip to tail and it now resembles a sort of rat rod, heavy boardtracker.
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.
When it comes to custom motorcycles, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more talented builder than Walt Siegl. With a rare blend of aesthetic sensibility and technical capability, the motorcycles he creates always create significant fan fare when they roll out of his humble workshop.
This eye catching Harley XLH Racer was built by Vee Machine out of Japan, they’ve taken the base 1981 XLH and created an exceedingly capable racing bike, right down to the drilled heat sinks on the engine block.
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.
Jason Wonder is one of those young, talented individuals that make you sit back and try to remember what you had achieved by the age of 24. This wonderful custom (yes, yes, the pun was terrible) is based on a Harley-Davidson V-Rod, however not much of the original bike remains.
The Kamome Sprinter is a unique bike, it’s based on a 2011 Harley Davidson Softail Crossbones but to look at it you’d never guess it…
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
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.
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,…
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….