In 2005, Mert Lawwill bought up 20 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200R motorcycles to use as the base of a limited production run of Street Trackers inspired by his XR750 flat tracker. Thanks to a bevy of custom parts (like a hand-crafted 4130 chromoly frame), Mert was able to shave off over 100 pounds from the donor Harley. Over a 5 year period, Mert Lawwill Concepts apparently cranked out 19 bikes – here’s number 14.
The work was impressive, and it included replacing the cylinders, heads, exhaust, cams (Megacycle), and ignition system – plus the addition of a dual carb setup. Even the frame was replaced – there are very few original Harley parts left on this build. I particularly enjoy the dual swingarm, fully adjustable Penske rear shock, and the right-side number plate which actually functions as the oil tank. The rear suspension/swingarm design actually pushes the front end down during acceleration. Now that the engine displaces 1,400cc, the motor makes nearly 100 horsepower. Here’s a video of someone walking around one of the other 18 bikes if you’re looking for more information:
Though it’s not shown in the photos I’ve selected, this example includes the LED light/front number plate. It has 722 miles and one official owner – the owner passed away in February and willed this bike to his nephew, who does not ride. The seller says that it’s in showroom condition, and includes a startup video:
Find this Lawwill Street Tracker for sale in Bridgewater, Massachusetts for $38,000 here on Craigslist. For reference, I’ve featured one of these before (#14 with 1,966 miles), and it went for $25,210 after 34 bids on eBay back in March of 2018.
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