Custom Harley-Davidson Street Bob Looks Enticing In Its New Bobber Avatar
Bespoke alloys, lowered suspension, performance upgrades — you name it and this bike’s got it!by Punya Sharma, on
Anniversaries are special occasions and it’s only sensible to celebrate them with utmost enthusiasm, especially when you enter double digits. Doing exactly that, custom bike shop One Way Machine has done what it does best, preparing a smoking hot bike, based on a 2020 Harley-Davidson Street Bob.
Custom Harley-Davidson Street Bob By One Way Machine
As usual, the project started off with a strip-down of the Street Bob’s stock parts and the changes began from the down low. Gone are the stock spoke wheels and in come custom five-spoke alloys at both ends. What’s interesting here, though, is the fact that both these are front wheels measuring 19-inches.
So in order to accommodate the bigger wheel outback, the bikemaker had to play around with the swingarm and hub to make things fit. This also included switching to a new sprocket with a chain-drive setup replacing the stock belt-pulley mechanism.
With the wheels sorted, the team proceeded to bring the Street Bob down to earth by lowering the front forks and throwing in an aftermarket rear shock. Accompanying these changes was a new custom seat and an old-school fuel tank rocking a deep green/blue shade with contrasting yellow pinstripes.
Meanwhile, there’s no shortage of attention to detail as you get custom knurled footpegs, a side-mounted number plate, and LED flashers, all topped by a bespoke handlebar with custom levers and yellow-tinted headlight upfront.
Next, let’s talk about performance. While the Street Bob’s 1746cc engine remains as it is for the most part, the bike does pack an aftermarket air filter, hydraulic clutch, and a full system MCJ exhaust system. Thanks to all this, the bike should pump out a little more juice than the stock output of 110 pound-feet.
To counter the added performance, One Way Machine has equipped the bike with more powerful brakes featuring front and rear drilled Zodiac rotors as well as stickier tires.
Can You Buy It?
Sadly, you can’t. This is because the donor bike for the project came from a loyal One Way Machine customer who already has three OWM bikes to his name and plans to add this one as the fourth.
Now, we don’t really know what the other three builds are, but we’re pretty sure this custom Street Bob would easily be one of the best ones in the lot.