Normally when you talk about customising a Harley-Davidson, it’s limited to adding a few chrome parts or changing the exhaust. But the custom motorcycle builders are renowned to turning simple looking bikes into absolute works of art and you’d be hard pressed to identify which motorcycle they had started out with. Take a look at these 5 custom builds of the Harley-Davidson Street 750 which look absolutely nothing like the original motorcycle.
Yellowstone Harley-Davidson, Belgrade
Converting a Harley into a board-tracker is hard to imagine, and fixing a turbocharger on it is even more so. This silver and orange Street 750 by the H-D dealership in Belgrade won the ‘Custom Kings’ competition organised by Harley-Davidson and it’s pretty easy to see why.
Harley-Davidson of Macon, Georgia
Another custom build that is completely unlike the original sport-cruiser look of the Street, this cafe-racer is inspired by the Harley MX250 motocross bike from 1978 (yes, Harley did make a dirt bike all those years ago!). This bright orange bike features clip-on handlebars, a modified frame, gorgeous spoke wheels and a chain drive instead of the conventional belt drive. It was the worthy runner-up to the ‘Custom Kings’ competition held last year.
Cherry’s Company, Tokyo
No one can beat the Japanese when it comes to making custom builds that look absolutely nothing like the production bike they’re based on. This work of art by Kaichiroh Kurosu cannot be classified into the existing categories of bikes. A hand-bent steel frame, swingarm and girder fork housing a turbocharged XG750, covered in hand-formed aluminium bodywork sets this bike apart from all the custom Harleys made by Cherry’s company over the last 20 years.
Harley-Davidson of Prague
The winner of Harley’s “Battle of the Kings, Europe” was this steampunk custom build of the Street 750 by the dealership in Prague. The SHDB 04 as it’s called, hasn’t undergone any internal or mechanical changes. It’s the basic Street 750 fitted with a hand-crafted aluminium body work that gives it a rustic and eye-catching look.
Suicide Machine Company, California
Imagine a 750 cc V-twin fitted to an ultra-light bicycle and you’ll end up with this insane flat-tracker by Suicide Machine Company. Everything except the engine and the frame seems to be made of carbon fibre: the wheels, tail-section, adjustable levers and even the handlebars are all carbon based to provide maximum strength without adding any undue weight. There are no official statements on this, but I’m sure this build is one of the fastest Harley-Davidson Street 750s in the world.
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