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Bob Maddox Pulsejet Bobber

Posted on November 15, 2010 by Andrew in Bobber, Other, Video. 8 comments

OK, this is getting a little silly. Bob Maddox, possible lunatic and the world’s pre-eminent expert on pulsejets, has just finished his latest creation. Not content with his pulsejet boardtracker we featured previously on Pipeburn, he’s gone and mounted a monster pulsejet with a split exhaust onto a bike he’s calling the Harley Davidson Sportjet. Apart from a Harley-ish tank design I’m not quite sure what it has to do with Milwaukee, though it would seem about as safe as your average Harley and probably has the handling to match.


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Harley Davidson 883 Scrambler

Posted on November 8, 2010 by Scott in Scrambler. 21 comments

Only last week Harley-Davidson announced that they were planning to restructure the company and wanted to be quicker to market with new products. Well, young Italian designer Luca Bar has created this Harley Davidson 883 Scrambler concept that should be one such product.

Luca designed this scrambler with the European market in mind – he is Europeon after all. “The project gives a nod to the years when there were no major endorsements, the bike was the bike, one and good for all”, ready to adapt” says Luca. “The horses and the chassis are enough for the scope, the fork gets stiffer springs and at the rear longer units. The wheels 18″ front and 17” at the rear fit very Italian Pirelli Scorpion Sync and the secondary transmission needs to be a chain instead of a belt. The classic saddle and tank shape, form the overall look of the bike. The protagonist of the right side is the “line” of the exhaust, tall and straight, half-way between the European regularity bike and American Drifters.”


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1969 Harley Rat Bobber

Posted on September 22, 2010 by Andrew in Bobber, Classic, Rat. 30 comments

To open, I have a frank and shocking admission to make. I don’t like Harleys. Never have. I’ve always seen them as way too bourbon, bandanas and bald eagles, if you see what I mean. Sure, on the odd occasion I’ve seen a custom HD that I’d not mind being seen on – but for the vast majority of this Milwaukee metal I’d rather set my pubes on fire than have them parked in my garage.

Then I met Jed DePyper at the recent Deus ex Machina Parallel Universe day. I shot the faeces with him for a while and he eventually told me he rode a “Rat Bobber”. Being none-the-wiser, I asked to see it. And Christ on a bike, what a bike; I was pretty much smitten from the get go. It wasn’t until later that day that I put two and two together and realised that I had just had my socks shocked and awed by a Hardly Ableson. God bless America.


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2003 Harley FXDL Café Racer

Posted on August 12, 2010 by Scott in Café Racer. 8 comments

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In a perfect world you would see more Harley Davidson café racers like this jaw dropping FXDL. Built by Selected Custom Motorcycles (SCM) who are based in Yokohama – the Japanese region made famous by quality tires. SCM specialise in building Harley choppers, but also like to dabble in café racers. The bike is named ‘Eleanor‘ and she possesses some of the most impressive custom pipes we have seen in a while – the way they curve behind the rear suspension is a work of art. The beautiful pins striped café seat and tank were also custom built by the guys at Selected. You can view more photos of ‘Eleanor’ on her gallery.
[Sighted on Rocket Garage]

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Harley Sportster Bobber

Posted on July 8, 2010 by Scott in Bobber. 5 comments

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Alp from SunGurtekin Design & Fabrication in California is an industrial designer specializing in transportation design. He built this low and mean hardtail Harley Sportster which he has appropriately named ‘The Whip’. “I designed the Whip with the unusual jockey shifter and clutch set up” Alp says. “My goal was to achieve a clean look where all the components on the bike look smooth and balanced. I ran all the wires and brake lines inside the frame to achieve that clean look. For me the most important aspect is the stance: if there’s one thing most of my cars or bikes have had in common past and present, it’s that they’ve got to be slammed.

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Harley Davidson XR1200

Posted on May 5, 2010 by Scott in Café Racer. 2 comments

Roland Sands has just completed this mean looking high performance Harley Davidson XR1200. Needless to say this RSD creation is loaded with a long list of features including a single-sided swingarm with Ohlins shock and Ducati linkage, GSX-R front fork and Turbo wheels with a black on black Tuxedo finish.


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Harley Flat Tracker

Posted on May 2, 2010 by Scott in Classic, Tracker. 2 comments

This is another unique Flat Tracker that is owned by Flat Track racer and enthusiast Bob Neilson. The Harley Sportster motor is housed in a legendary Trackmaster frame that has been highly modified, stretched 8 inches and all new mounts added. Trackmaster frames were built by Ray Hensley and were synonymous with track racing. Since Ray’s death these frames have been well sought after.


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Pony Express

Posted on April 28, 2010 by Scott in Racer. 3 comments

This beautiful machine named ‘Pony Express’ was built by brilliant Israeli industrial designer Amir Glinik. Unfortunately he didn’t build it with a wrench but in 3D with his computer mouse. Amir’s artwork is some of the best we have seen, his bikes look so real you can almost smell your jeans burning on the pipes.


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Mojo Rising

Posted on April 17, 2010 by Scott in Café Racer. 2 comments

We were sent this fantastic Harley Sportster Café Racer by Nolan Woodbury from Vintage Motorcycles Online, if you haven’t visited his extensive site you’ve been missing out. This stunning Ironhead is owned by Ron Gee who is a photographer from Iowa. Gee has always been a big fan of British and Italian motorcycles so the thought of creating a Harley Café Racer wasn’t really on his bucket list.


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Tramp XLH1200S

Posted on January 30, 2010 by Scott in Brat. 2 comments

Tramp Cycles are based in Osaka, Japan and deservingly received lots of praise for their stunning XR1200. Although we are big fans of the SR it’s refreshing to see a Japanese shop creating great looking cafe racers from Harley-Davidsons. Not sure if we can truly call this 2002 XLH1200S a cafe racer, it has the cafe seat but it is missing the all important clip-ons or ace bars. Whatever the case, it’s still a great looking ride. Tramp Cycles also love racing Harleys and just by looking at their bikes we have a feeling they do quite well. The Tramp gallery is worth checking out to see various angles of this bike and more.


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