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 build, started with a 2002 1200 cc Harley Sportster, built from scratch and tried to build what we do the best.
For the first, we made a rolling chassis with hardtail model as a designed with boardtrack style, 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 made a classic girder front end and matched with TK Japan Rims 19 x 2.50 inch for front and 19 x 3.oo inch for rear to emphasize the bobber style. For the tires, we choose Avon Safety Mileage MK2 4.00-19 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 dark green from Sikkens and decorated with a silver and red lines and put classic Harley Davidson font at the side tank. An engine we painted it a doff-black with powder-coating painting techniques. Completed the project, fatbar 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.
We love to built this bike and it’s refreshing to get away from the Harley Davidson now and then. From the initial concept to the first test ride, it’s the endlessly fascinating process of creating that keeps us going. The custom motorcycle scene is as unique as the bikes it yields, however we all share a common thread, a passion for two wheels.
- Frame Custom by STUDIO MOTOR
- Painting & Airbrush by KOMET Studio
- Custom Classic Girder Front End
- TK Japan Rim 19X2.50 Inch + Avon Safety Mileage MK2 4.00-19
- TK Japan Rim 19X3.00 Inch + Avon Safety Mileage MK2 4.00-19
- Custom Mid Control
- Jute Headlight
- SMD Gas Cap
- Custom Exhaust 2 in 2 by STUDIO MOTOR
STUDIO MOTOR Custom Bike