Sportster Cafe Racer

Harley Cafe Racers

While a Harley-Davidson may not sound like the most ideal platform for a cafe racer, these American V-twins make surprisingly solid cafe bikes — both in style and performance. The Sportster is the popular candidate for a conversion, as it has long been the lightest and most agile platform in the Harley stable. We are now starting to see newer liquid-cooled Street 750 cafe racers, as well as builds based on the smaller sibling, the Street 500. FXR and Dyna builds are less common.

Harley Sportster Turbo Turbo Sportster Street Tracker by Bryce Schmidt - “I figured if it was called a Sportster, I might as well make it a little more sporty.” Such were the words of 34 year-old machine/fabricator Bryce Schmidt, who does all of his own work […]
Harley Ironhead Cafe Racer Harley Ironhead Cafe Racer by Redonda Motors - Redonda Motors is a workshop in Portugal building custom street bikes, race and off-road bikes, and even has a division dedicated to electric bike builds. Recently, we featured this incredible Yamaha XT600 street tracker. Now […]
883 Sportster Cafe Racer 883 Sportster Cafe Racer by Get Lowered Cycles - Today we’re proud to showcase one of the prettiest Sportsters we’ve ever come across, and the story of the build is even better. This is the personal bike of Meg, who is the co-owner of […]
Harley XR1200 Cafe Racer Harley XR1200 Cafe Racer by Shaw Speed & Custom - Shaw Speed & Custom continues to turn out amazing Harley customs, well over 100 to date. The ones that light our fire are the kick ass Sportster builds, like the CRXR. Shaw Harley-Davidson has been […]
Sportster Cafe Racer Sportster Cafe Racer by Ardent Motorcycles - Today, we’re proud to feature one of our favorite Sportster builds of all time:  The Cafe Sportster, built by Curtis Miller of Ardent Motorcycles.  Curtis has one of the most interesting backgrounds of any builder […]
One Mean Harley XL1200S Cafe Racer - Here we have one very cool XL1200 cafe racer by @crowsbike. How bout those pipes! And blue frame!  We’ve asked the owner if we can run a feature on this bike. We’ll keep you posted! […]
Iron 883 Cafe Racer Pushing Iron: 883 Sportster Cafe Racer - Chris Owens is an Air Traffic Controller by trade, and with a job that stressful, you need to have some good ways to relax.  Chris has always enjoyed woodworking, but this was his first foray […]
Harley-Ducati-Sportster Cross-Bred Harley-Ducati Sportster! - It is becoming quite common to customize Harley Davidson’s Sportster in a “cafe way.” It’s Harley’s best-selling bike over time and they produce a lot of them, and a few key modifications make big differences […]