Former 250 racer Roland Sands recently finished work on his latest café racer, one that originally started life as a Harley-Davidson XR1200.

The bike looks miles away from the production version and considering the multitude of upgrades and modifications, it’s hard to find the best starting point. Probably the Ohlins forks, radial brakes and the front billet aluminum wheel from Performance Machine might represent just that, but it is a long way to the Ducati-like tubular single-sided arm and Ohlins shock at the back.

You’ll find that Roland Sands’ Harley-Davidson XR1200 cafe racer features clip-on handlebars and rearsets, a 2-1 from Vance and Hines as well as chain drive, just to mention a few of its unique features. Furthermore, the single seat behind the standard tank is what gives the bike that café racer look.

With a black-out chassis and a pentagram RSD logo and a 666 number over the matt black paint, this also qualifies as Satan’s machine. So what do you think about it?


Harley-Davidson XR1200 café racer by Roland Sands High Resolution Exterior
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Harley-Davidson XR1200 café racer


Harley-Davidson XR1200 café racer by Roland Sands High Resolution Exterior
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Harley-Davidson XR1200 café racer


Harley-Davidson XR1200 café racer by Roland Sands High Resolution Exterior
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Harley-Davidson XR1200 café racer

Source: MCN

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3 comments:

  (1023) posted on 07.26.2010

Now this is a simply gorgeous cafe racer.

Rod  (825) posted on 05.11.2010

This XR1200 looks nice I agree with Buzzin HD make something like this.

Rod  (1) posted on 05.6.2010

Would it really be that hard for HD to build something like this. They need to bring in new customers, this would.

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