This Harley Davidson Sportster 48 cafe racer transformed in the Harley Davidson workshop in Spain owned by Lord Drake Kustoms has been commissioned by a client who already had a Sportster 48 Bobber transformed by us.
Cafe racer motorcycles tend to use Japanese motorcycles as a base more than Harley Davidson, but this does not mean that we cannot customize a cafe racer motorbike with a Sportster base from the legendary American brand. Precisely and although LDK is not an official Harley Davidson dealer in Malaga, we are specialists in this brand of custom motorcycles both for transforming them and for their repair and maintenance.
Going back to this Sportster cafe racer, the first thing he did Fran Manen (owner of Lord Drake Kustoms) It was to decide what type of custom bike it was going to be … and he was clear about it: It had to preserve the spirit of a Sportster Forty Eight and at the same time be a cafe racer of the purest classic style.
To achieve this we have kept the tiresand the original Sportster 48 tank and from there we have started to customize and transform a motorcycle in cafe racer style with very basic elements: Cafe racer tail with single seat and semi-handlebars, accompanied by other parts for custom bikes. that we have acquired in the online store of accessories and parts for motorcycles: Customize your Motorcycle.
Lord Drake Kustoms is a distributor of Ohlins shock absorbers in Spain, that is why we have chosen to install a pair of this brand to give it the correct height and get the height of the Roland Sands Design cafe racer tail to match the Sportster 48 fuel tank, after have trimmed and modified the entire rear and subframe of a custom bike in a very elegant way .
Some Vance and Hines short shots, an air filter for Harley Rough Crafts, a spoiler keel for Sportster, a 4.75-inch motorcycle headlight grille, handmade license plate holder for Sportster, LED turn signals and mirrors on the grips along with many others. Custom accessories have shaped this Sportster cafe racer.
Regarding the finish, we have respected the paint and graphics of the Harley Davidson special edition of the fuel tank and so that it does not lose prominence, we have painted the rest of the motorcycle in black except for the number 48 on the tail and some details in white such as the rim of the headlight or the grilles of the side covers that, together with other pieces, have been painted with electrostatic powder paint in the oven by the Metal Colors company.