Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 the Retro Way
To be honest, the original H-D machine has no truly classic looks, and neither is it a modern beast. When it comes to customizing it, this lack of a definitive style is a valuable advantage, as the builder can choose to go either way.
MBS wanted to go retro, and has added a dash of cafe-racer styling with the tail loop and the straight, ribbed custom seat. Then another dash of bobber/ flat track racer was brought about with the use of a fat Firestone tire in the front and the diminutive fenders.
The bike got a sober glossy black paint job with white pinstriping on the custom tank and extending down to the belt guard. A retro miniature tail light and old-school '40s-type grips came in place, matching the black Hagon shocks and their vintage look.
And even though we're not H-D fans, we must admit this one is a monumental benchmark of elegance and beauty. Spotted on MotArt.
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