For this build, we intentionally didn’t want to restrict ourselves to one style, as we wished for it to appeal to a broader audience. We derived inspiration from various styles: café racer, scrambler & bobber.
In “BEEFING” the Sportster® up, we opted for a bigger fuel tank that was specifically designed for this build. The side covers and rear fender are custom made and were flared out to give the bike a more menacing stance. The pipes were custom made and gives a real nice industrial feel. They will turn colour as the bike gets ridden, pay close attention to this detail and the welding.
Our designer incorporated Harley®'s rich racing heritage with the subtle chequered flag in the detail of the paintwork and also highlighted some of the copper accents with the drag style handlebar and headlamp trim ring.
This bike was fitted with fully adjustable shocks for the rider to experience the ultimate in handling and ride quality. Ultimately we wanted this bike to ride/handle as amazing as it looks. The wheels set this off with a real “gnarly” feel to add to the overall attitude of this Sportster®.
Khan has been customizing Harley®’s for 5 years and pays close attention to the lines/detail of his builds. He previously won the best H-D® Freestyle Custom at Africa Bike Week in 2014.