Written by Donny Ariyanto
It’s true. Sometimes the simple things in life are often the best. Take for example this 2002 Harley Davidson Sportster XL883 build with collabration between us and our senior, Flying Piston Garage. No clutter, no mess, no flair. Just clean lines, a simple colour palette and beautifully exposed and finished mechanical goodness. Our Harley Davidson Sportster Xl883 build mixed like boardtracker style and WLA style named ‘The Rustle’ is our latest creation. “The Rustle is a classic motorcycle look, the perfect balance between brute and refinement”.
Let’s start about the story! Frame handmade was done with hard character by our senior, Flying Piston Garage. They have a workshop in Bandung, West Java, and have a very big talented to build old skool looks. Using images source they also made a springer front fork like WLA model. The tank, front fender and rear fender was hand fabricated in 1.2 mm galvanized steel to match the boardtracker style as closely as possible with only photographs as a reference point. Dimensions were modified to fit up with the classic handmade frame. The 1954 XL’s original drum brake were fitted with 19 inch spoke wheels and Avon Speed Master MKII 4.00-19 for front and rear. Front and rear drum brakes provide plenty of stopping power for the 883 cc v-twin and go perfectly with the bikes classic look. Upgrade the looks, some of engine parts has been engraved manually with a tribal and flower style and didn’t missed to put a Harley Davidson logo. The all body has been finished in classic white with black/dark brown pinstripe by local spray painters Komet Studio with the Harley Davidson words on tank sides.
Well done and ready to ride…We can feel a different sensation during tested this bike. A modern engine collaborated with a classic look. Please welcome The Rustle.
- Frame Custom by Flying Piston Garage
- Body Custom by Studio Motor & Flying Piston Garage
- Painting & Airbrush by Komet Studio
- 19 Inch Spoke Wheels and Avon Speed Master MK2 4.00-19 (Front and Rear)
- Aftermarket Headlight
- Custom Handlebar by Studio Motor
- 1954 XL Drum Brake Hub (Front and Rear)
- 2 in 2 Custom Exhaust
STUDIO MOTOR Custom Bike