• Subtle Yet Sexy: Custom Harley-Davidson Sportster S From Rick’s Motorcycles

This Chopper takes inspiration from the iconic Harley-Davidson XR1200!

The Harley-Davidson Sportster S was the first offering in the bikemaker’s rejuvenated Sportster lineup, and though it looks striking out of the box, there were a couple of parts that could be swapped to enhance the bike’s visual appeal.

That’s exactly what Rick’s Motorcycles, an authorized Harley dealer based in Germany has done. They have prepped up a custom Sportster S with subtle tweaks, transforming the bike into a sexy beast.

We say subtle because when you look at the custom bike, it still looks very much like a Sportster S but, the bike features plenty of small but significant changes to amp up the package.

Custom Harley-Davidson Sportster S By Rick’s Motorcycles

Subtle Yet Sexy: Custom Harley-Davidson Sportster S From Rick's Motorcycles
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The Harley-Davidson Sportster S already looks quite nice. Yet, Germany-based Rick’s Motorcycles has given it a makeover

Off the bat, the first thing you’ll notice here is the gorgeous, glittery orange paint scheme, inspired by the iconic but long gone Harley-Davidson XR1200.

Everything - the fuel tank, the enormous belly pan, and the flat-tracker-like tail - comes wrapped in the said color, and Rick’s has even thrown in a custom steel front fender along with a headlight mask, both color-matched.

Subtle Yet Sexy: Custom Harley-Davidson Sportster S From Rick's Motorcycles
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Diving into the intrinsic details, the bike has a custom-made sly tail-tidy kit with in-built turn signals

At the opposite end, the bike has a custom tail-tidy kit designed in such a way that it bolts on the same mounting points. Not only does this delete the massive stock tire hugger, but it also gets a special housing with sleek integrated LED indicators and reflector, thus making it street-legal.

Identical turn signals can be found upfront mounted at the aftermarket bar-end mirrors.

Subtle Yet Sexy: Custom Harley-Davidson Sportster S From Rick's Motorcycles
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In addition, the stock alloy wheels have made way for Rick’s custom-made Apollo 5 alloys. These also get orange pinstripes to complement the bodywork

Another notable change comes to the alloy wheels. Gone are the stock ten-spoke units to make way for Rick’s custom ‘Apollo 5’ alloys, which look chunkier than the former and feature sparkly orange rim stripes to complement the color scheme.

Also, while the front wheel size remains unchanged, the rear wheel now gets a wider 240-section tire to add to the bike’s visual appeal.

Subtle Yet Sexy: Custom Harley-Davidson Sportster S From Rick's Motorcycles
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Finally, you also get custom footrests with concave grooves to improve grip

For the final touches, Rick’s Motorcycles has thrown in custom footpegs on both sides. These pegs feature concave grooves to improve grip and can be availed in two finishes: black and machine.

Can You Buy It?

Subtle Yet Sexy: Custom Harley-Davidson Sportster S From Rick's Motorcycles
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The most notable thing here is the gorgeous orange paint scheme inspired by the HD XR1200’s orange color

The bike? No. The parts? Yes.

Most of the parts showcased here will all be sold separately by Rick’s Motorcycles and the detailed pricing is yet to be announced as the company is working on more such parts.

The only problem, though, is that you’ll have to somehow get them shipped to you from Germany.

Punya Sharma
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