THE BLADE – HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTSTER XL1200 ’03

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Written by Donny Ariyanto

There are many ways to start the build of a custom motorcycle; owning a bike that’s just begging to be modified, scoring a wreck and restoring it to your own style or sitting down with pen and paper to design like you’re Tamburini. But for this time our customer threw convention out the window and started his build with just one item, an engine and from there started build a custom with his dream. The owner has seen our last year bobber sportster and briefed us on building something similar. And this time we’d like to introduce our killer build, started with a 2003 1200 cc Harley Sportster and began building what we do the best.

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For the first, we made a rolling chassis with hardtail model as a designed, this frame made more lower and also give more space for wheelbase to accentuated the strong impression. We choose seamless Pipe 1.25” and 1” with 3 mm width for chassis material. In the front suspension, we used an original telescopic 41 mm from HD Softail matched with Enkei rims 19 x 3.00 inch for front and 16 x 3.5o inch for rear to emphasize the bobber style. For the tires, we choose Avon Cobra 120/70-19 and 160/70-16 for front and rear. After we’ve done with chassis and suspension, and then we continued to make all body parts, with galvanize plate 1.2 mm for gas tank, oil tank and rear fender based on a concept. After the bodywork was done, Komet Studio made his move! We choose solid black from Sikkens and decorated with a gold tribal and silver gradation and put the skull face at the top of the tank. An engine we painted it a doff-black with powder-coating painting techniques. Completed the project, Khrome Werkz handlebar was selected to provide ‘the enjoyment of riding’. Aftermarket headlights was attached at triple tree and custom exhaust 2 in 2 was made to drag up the classic theme with a strong sound.

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After we delivered the bike to a very happy client, we can safely assume that we have done with this build. So….please welcome “THE BLADE”.

 

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Specification :

  • Frame Custom by STUDIO MOTOR
  • Painting & Airbrush by KOMET Studio
  • 41 mm Telescopic Front End
  • Enkei Rim 19X3.00 Inch + Avon Cobra Tire 120/70-19
  • Enkei Rim 16X3.50 Inch + Avon Cobra Tire 160/70-16
  • Custom Mid Control
  • Khrome Werkz Handlebar
  • 5 3/4 Inch Wyeth Headlight
  • SMD Gas Cap
  • Avon Handgrip
  • Custom Exhaust 2 in 2 by STUDIO MOTOR

 

 

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