Featured in the August 2009 issue of Cycle World, this XR750 custom was called “Stars & Stripes” – you can probably guess where the name came from.
7-21-21 Update:Another 3 years later, Tim Huber notes that this famous Harley is now for sale by Heritage Auctions. They’re accepting offers for another couple of weeks, and the BIN price is $125,000. Good luck! 1-9-18 Update: 2.5 years later, this bike is now being offered by a different seller (but with the same asking price). Find it in Beverly …
For 2003, Harley-Davidson celebrated their 100th Anniversary with special variants of their most popular models. The 100th Anniversary Road King was adorned in Sterling Silver and Vivid Black as well as “100” branding all over the bike.
The XR1200 was Harley-Davidon’s sportiest offering for years, but this example was taken much further in 2014 by Shaw Speed and Custom, who were inspired by HD’s classic race machines wearing the #3 of Cal Rayborn. What do you think of the final result?
Rokon was founded in the early 60s with the intent of developing a “moto-tractor” that featured two wheel drive. This task was achieved with a combination of shaft, chain, and belt drives, and it enabled riders to go nearly anywhere – as long as they weren’t in a rush!
Built by Roland Sands Design, this Sportster has been turned into what they call the “Racester” – they debuted it back at Born Free 4 in 2012. What do you think of the final product?
In 2017, Confederate Motorcycles made the dramatic change of renaming themselves to Curtiss. Then they made an even bigger change: they announced that they were switching from gigantic V-Twin engines to electric motorcycles. Their prototype to show the world what they had in store was the Zeus, a concept that was awarded the “Innovation Award” at the 2018 Quail Motorcycle …
The Fischer MRX was the result of an unlikely partnership between roadracer-cum-entrepreneur Dan Fischer and Hyosung in what was marketed as “The Affordable Exotic”.
The seller of this custom Harley calls it the “GB1200R” and says that it answers the question, “what if a Honda GB500 came with an American V-Twin motor?” Harley-Davidson’s Sportster platform has long been a popular starting point for customizers, though 2004 was very significant as it was the first year that HD rubber-mounted the engine for a dramatic increase …
5-13-21 Update:: Almost a year later, this interesting sidecar racer is back up for sale – find it with an opening bid of $500 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.
4/30 Update: Uh…nevermind. While at Mecum Las Vegas, I was surprised to see the exact same photo that the “seller” of this bike used…so it’s clearly a scam and I’ve deleted the link. The asking price below is $3,500, but it sold at Mecum for a shocking (to me) $7,920.
Continuing today’s theme of modern Harleys looking like older ones, here’s a 2005 Softail Heritage that’s been turned into a Knucklehead tribute.
According to the seller, this Lightning was “designed by Budweiser” as a gift for Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the 2000 Daytona 500.
With an asking price of $1,500, this might be the cheapest way to get yourself a land speed racer that’s set multiple records! This 175cc salt racer set records in A (Special Construction) groups: APS-PG, APS-PF, A-PG, A-PF.
Built by House of Thunder, this custom cruiser features a Harley-Davidson Twin Cam B engine in a package that doesn’t have any external cables or wires (except for the front brake line). It was the winner of the Overall Award at the 2002 Daytona Bike Week Rat’s Hole Show.