Although lately customers usually ask us mainly for bobber transformations with Sportster; recently we received an order for a Harley based Cafe Racer bike and the result has been this SPORTSTER 883 CAFE RACER customized in our workshop of Harley Davidson transformations in Spain (Malaga).


This Harley Sportster arrived to the hands of Francisco Ali Manen (owner of Lord Drake Kustoms) from a customer in Marbella in a rather neglected aesthetic state; to such an extent that this custom bike would appear to be in even worse mechanical condition than it really was and all because of its bad appearance.


The first thing was to examine the bike in detail and check the actual appearance, then began dismantling the entire rear to proceed to cut the entire subframe to install a new cafe racer tail with a new seat made to measure for this Sportster 883, as well as a new license plate holder with their respective LED lights 3 in 1.

Detalle colín trasero

Cafe Racer tailpiece

The engine was painted black, the entire front end was disassembled and the original wheels were removed to give a radical change to this cafe racer bike in the process of transformation; before becoming the SPORTSTER 883 CAFE RACER that it is now.

Wheel detail

License plate holder with LED lights

Seat detail

Handcrafted seat

A set of black custom fat spoke rims, the whole front end was restored and painted, a small fender was made, half handlebars for Harley Davidson were installed, rubber bellows, a small spoiler and details such as turn signals or grips give shape to the whole front café racer of this bike customized by Lord Drake Kustoms.

Handlebar detail

Harley half handlebars

Heat tape exhaust manifolds, minimalist custom exhaust tails, a rough craft Sportster air filter and intermediate foot controls are gradually shaping this Harley Davidson cafe racer.


Finally, a matte graphite gray paint on the entire bodywork, on the black background formed by the rest of the parts of this modified motorcycle; and red details on the tail and fuel tank; as in the seat seams that have also been made with red thread to give as a final result this SPORTSTER 883 CAFE RACER.

Painting detail
Sportster 883 Cafe Racer