Dark & Dapper: 2022 Harley-Davidson Nightster Transformed Into A Custom Street Tracker By ToGASHI San

Prepped by Hide Motorcycles based out of Japan, this Nightster surely has the potential to turn heads in a crowd on the streets of Tokyo

Before unveiling the 2022 Nightster to the world, Harley-Davidson contacted a handful of lucky custom bike shops throughout the world to spruce up and create their own iterations of the new motorcycle, with just one condition - the engine remains as is.

One of the six bike shops was Japan-based Hide Motorcycle run by Hideya Togashi who converted the all-new Nighster into an insane-looking street tracker.

Custom Harley-Davidson Nightster By Hide Motorcycle

As epic as the idea of Nightster-based street tracker sounds, the transformation was a bit of a challenge.

Dark & Dapper: 2022 Harley-Davidson Nightster Transformed Into A Custom Street Tracker By ToGASHI San
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The Harley-Davidson Nightster is barely a month old and there’s no shortage of custom bike builds based on it already

According to Togashi, when the bike arrived at the shop, he was shocked to see how ‘new’ the Nightster was. With the new frame and engine being completely different from the Sportster, it meant none of Hideya’s past experience with Sportster builds would help here.

So the Hide Motorcycle team spent a long time making all kinds of sketches for the build, ultimately narrowing in on a street tracker style bike.

Dark & Dapper: 2022 Harley-Davidson Nightster Transformed Into A Custom Street Tracker By ToGASHI San
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Case in point, this staggering street tracker by Japan’s Hide Motorcycle bike shop

With the plan sorted, the team took apart the Nightster, measuring up everything. Thanks to the complexity of the new Nighster’s internals (position of the fuel tank, wirings under the fuel tank cover, and the shape of the front frame), Hideya kept things simple and opted for bolt-on parts. Of course, this would also make things easier for future Nightster owners to replicate this.

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Right from the handlebar to the very tail end, the whole body is one single piece and the bodywork resembles that of a flat tracker motorcycle. With this, the team widened the rear end of the frame, moving the suspension mounting points two inches ahead to make the bike look longer.

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All the stock body parts were stripped and a new, custom-made one-piece bodywork was put in place to help it look like a street tracker

Complementing the flat tracker-like bodywork is a flat tracker number plate and a custom handlebar. The former, instead of a number, actually has a sly integrated LED headlight and wraps around the fork tubes. Meanwhile, the latter comes from ABM handlebars and is accompanied by a repositioned instrument cluster.

Bringing everything together is a custom paint job comprising black, gray, and traditional Harley orange colors.

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Abiding by Harley’s condition of no engine changes, Hideya has left the Rev Max 975cc engine as is. The team did, however, re-route the header pipes and couple it with two carbon fiber exhaust tips to keep the flat tracker feel intact.

Can You Buy It?

There’s no word yet, on whether this bike will be offered for sale. But if it does, we’re pretty sure it should find a buyer in no time.

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