Sportster Cafe Racer

The owner of this customized Sportster, decided to buy a second hand bike and turn it into a Sportster cafe racer to his liking, after visiting the Harley Davidson dealership in Madrid. For this, he contacted our workshop specialized in customizations in Malaga.

After a long conversation with the owner of Lord Drake Kustoms (Fran Manen); we started this project of customization and transformation of a bike that would end up being a mix between a moto cafe racer and maybe a bobber.

The modifications made in this Sportster Cafe Racer

In our workshop specialized in Harley Davidson and custom motorcycles in Malaga, we began to dismantle the entire base bike, which was a Harley Davidson Sportster 1200 custom of the year 2007.

One of the few requests that the customer had was that the rear should stand out for the presence of a wide tyre. A wide tyre for the Sportster, which could be 240 or 200. Finally we opted for a 200 tyre so as not to be too exaggerated.

The customer also told us that he liked the metal finish that he had seen on some of our latest BMW Cafe Racer; so we decided to make a custom bike that combined the black powder paint (made by with the metal and some touches of chrome on the rims and engine.

Despite being a Sportster cafe racer, its style changed a bit when we decided to install a spring seat that was manufactured and upholstered by hand; since At Lord Drake Kustoms we have a service for the manufacture and upholstery of custom motorcycle seats.

Sportster Cafe Racer

The sprung seat along with the rather retro or bobber style rear light made this transformed bike look rather undefined in terms of style. What mattered, though, was that the end result looked just like the customer expected.

With our Motorcycle Homologation, all the alterations made to this stylishly transformed bike were legalised by a cafe racer.

And once this transformed Harley Davidson was approved, it was delivered to its owner in Madrid, with our own free motorcycle delivery and collection service.

Gallery of this Sportster Cafe Racer


  • Base: Harley Davidson Sportster 1200 CUSTOM
  • Year: 2007
  • Displacement: 1200 cc
  • Exhaust: vance and hines
  • Air filter: custom
  • Shock absorbers: 12.5″.
  • Fork: Original modified
  • Odometer: Original
  • Hand controls: Semi-rings, fists, etc.
  • Foot controls: modified
  • Rims: 6×16-spoke rear with 200″ tyre
  • Fuel tank: custom with modified height
  • Seat: handmade spring seat
  • Front fender: handcrafted
  • Rear fender: handmade
  • License plate holder: handmade
  • Chassis: Modified subframe
  • Illumination: front turn signals on handles, pilot and rear turn signals LED’s, indicators, etc.
  • Black powder coating and chrome and matt lacquered metal finishes.