An Evil Harley-Davidson Sportster 48? Yes Sir! [Photo Gallery]
Warwick Lyon of Rampant Motorcycles is a master of engine and mechanical tuning, but when ti comes to product design and eye candy builds, he admits he's not exactly the best. However, his friends at Ellaspede are, so you can imagine the result of their collaboration is a stunning one.
Rampant went on a power-seeking rampage, so to say, and using a Stage 1 engine kit, the Sportster went from 67 to 75 HP, and the torque was also increased from 107 Nm to 115 Nm (79 to 85 lb-ft). A Screamin' Eagle air intake replaced the OEM one, while the exhaust was provided by Vance&Hines. Adding in ECU remapping to fit these modifications, Lyon made sure the new bike would truly be a smashing update form the stock version.
It was time for hack & saw and Ellaspede chopped off the rear of the bike, replacing it with a custom aluminium subframe. The stance of the bike was forever changed with taller Progressive Suspension rear shocks and a lowered fork.
The license plate holder doubles as a mounting point for a fender, if desired, and the triple tree was also altered to suit the lines of the bike. A different H-D tank came in place for a bolder attire, and multiple parts have been adjusted to look completely different. Finally, it's the various types of black paint which make the Rampant/ Ellaspede build stand from the crowd: matte, satin and gloss variations for a truly exquisite look. Tipped by BikeEXIF.
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