Crazyoils Shows the S&S 55th Anniversary Show Bike [Photo Gallery]
From the start, S&S wanted a bike with European looks, and despite the fact that we're looking at an 883 Sportster, Francesco outdid himself.
Having received a free hand from S&S, Mattioli wanted a rideable, top-performance machine and had all the aftermarket parts he could ever dream of. Small winder that the first thing he did was to upgrade the 883 Sportster to 1200 specs using the S&S cylinder and piston conversion kit.
The small Sportster got meaner and meaner and so it happened that Francesco has worked his magic and brought S&S 482 cams, a Crane Hi-4N ignition, S&S Super E carb, a Stealth air cleaner with Muscle cover and S&S performance mufflers to the game, managing to create a unique custom machine, just perfect for the Big Bike Europe show in Essen, Germany.
Does it look like a Sportster? Yes! Does it ride like one? We'd say it blows any other stock XLHs out of the water. And yes, it looks like any European muscle machine should look like!
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