Rachel Previt’s Harley 1200 Sportster Cafevintage-cafe-racer-caferacer-tv-season-2-bike-of-the-week-rachel-previts-harley-sportster-8

Hey guys,

After blowing up my Bonneville Cafe Racer on the way back from Jacks Cafe rockers meeting and being rescued in the rain. I decided I wanted something a bit more modern in the shape of a cafe racer. When this nice ’05 1200cc Sportster came up I decided it would fit the bill. Right away I started dreaming about how it would look and before long I had Steve at Redmax Speedshop cutting the frame down whilst I was sourcing parts. I couldn’t be any happier with how it turned out. The bike is a great ride and always draws a crowd.

Basic specs:
18″ Akront flanged rims with stainless spokes and Avon Roadrider tyres.
Supertrapp stainless 2-1 sports exhaust, with carb jetted to match and set up on Dyno.
Redmax seat, upholstery and Lyta alloy tank finished off with spondon alloy clip-ons from an old race bike.
After hours of searching I found an Aston Martin paint colour I really liked and a friend of mine (Glenn) made the decals with the name, which I chose from my love of dry lake racers and vintage war planes.


Racy Rach