Harley-Davidson Street 750 Becomes a Custom Dirt Tracker

Kustom Kommune XR750 10 photos
Photo: Pipeburn
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We had our close-up experience with Harley’s new Street 750 machine and it leaves quite a lot to be deserved on the aesthetic side. Well, if you’ve never owned a bike and are dying to get your softest parts on one, the Street 750 may be a budget-focused choice, but only just… However, it looks like Kustom Kommune found a way to add a hefty dose of style to the Street 750, even though it arrived in the shape of cues borrowed form, and paying tribute to the iconic XR750 machines.
There is of course, only little to be recognized from the Street 750, as Kustom Kommune’s Jimmy Goode and his team changed almost the entire bike, with the engine and main frame section being the only parts retaining their standard shape. The Street 750 received a new upside down fork with radial calipers and dual discs, new cast wheels with 9 spokes instead of the standard 7, a new swingarm design and suspension, a thorough strip-down of anything which was unnecessary and a massive reworking of the bodywork.

Tracker heritage at its finest

As the KK Street 750 was supposed to be homage for the XR750 machines of yore, it had to become a racer, or at least look like one. The entire wiring harness has been torn down and parts which were not needed binned, including the turn signals and tail/front lights. Everything was stripped to the base necessities, and all the electronics have been tucked away from sight into the front cowling.

If that piece looks strangely familiar, you’ll be thrilled to learn that it is in fact the tail section of another tracker, which underwent a lot of transformations to suit the new purpose. The rest of the Harley now looks racing-clean and is also lighter, which is always a good thing. Pipeburn says Goode worked for five weeks on the bike, three nights a week, 8pm-2am, and this makes the result a spectacular one, too.

The custom tank was crafted in Japan by VM Production, and the KDS Designs took care of the artwork. Its lines are matched with the all-new rear subframe which is hidden in the seat pan/tail combo. The rear cowl also incorporates and external high-flow gas pump, one more solution to keep things looking clean and tidy.

A cantilever design was used for the new swingarm, with dual Burley Slammer shocks close together to narrow the bike’s profile. This area is definitely not going to look appealing to all, as it makes everything look sort of flimsy. The same goes for the new subframe, which we doubt will be able to handle a heavy rider giving the tracker a rough time. The reverse cone exhaust silencer is a custom creation as well, attached to the stock Street 750 collectors, while the tires are both Shinko Trail Pro 110/80-19 for rear and front.

Truth be told, the Kustom Kommune KR750/Street 750 looks way better than the donor bike, but if we had to choose between this and the new Ducati Scrambler, it looks like the Italian job gets the upper hand.
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