If you know your motorcycles then it’s no news that the new Street is widely regarded as the most important motorcycle in Harley-Davidson’s line-up. Well, the good folks over at Rajputana Customs, in Jaipur City, have just made history with the fist ever officially sanctioned Street custom from an independent builder, and what an amazing job they did.
This amazing limited edition Street 750 bike was put together in an impressive record time of four weeks and the first upgrade was the front end, which now sports Suzuki GSX-R forks with 25% stiffer springs. There’s more suspension travel than stock, helped by the removal of the plastic grill surrounding the front-mounted radiator. According to Rajputana’s boss Vijay Singh “given the liquid-cooled engine and snug-fitting chassis, we felt a butch-looking racer was the way to go”.
To flatten the lines of the bike, the standard tank was lifted slightly at the rear and the gas cap moved to the left side. On the right is the speedo, mounted on to the tank itself. A stripe of grey paint cleverly aligns with the fins of the rear cylinder. The belt drive system of the factory bike is gone, replaced by a chain. Rajputana have custom-machined a front sprocket, and hooked it up to a Drag Race rear sprocket in tough 7075-T6 aluminum from Zipper’s Performance.
It’s a quite remarkable transformation—and it’s bound to make a lot of people see the Harley-Davidson Street in a new light. Top marks to Vijay and Rajputana Customs for an exceptionally clever build. A fine bike to round off 2014.