April 03 2020 Friday at 12:21 PM
When we rolled our original V Twin Cafe Racer out of the workshop it was met with fond comments. It wasn’t long before Cliff Hardy look-a-like Glenn commissioned Deus chief tech Jeremy to modify an existing concept (by the way Cliff Hardy is a fictional detective dreamt up by Australian author Peter Corris. Check out the series sometime). Anyway, Glenn was quite clear with the brief: A little more performance and a lot more brakes. The donor is a 2007 fuel-injected Harley Sportster 1200. The puppy was stripped back and a hefty parts list was written up, including custom 19" & 18" wheels, brake calliper and rotors. Tingate was called to supply the one off inch clip on bars. Storz rear sets were modified to suit as was the Vance & Hines performance exhaust. Other components include: Performance Machine Super Gas air filter, custom Ikon rear shocks and Daytona electric speedo. A decision was made to attempt black hard chroming of the fork sliders and we’re glad we did; the front end is a stunner. A heavily modified SR400 tank hides the stock fuel pump and the vessel is held down via a bespoke alloy strap. Fabrication of the sub frame with a one-off rear guard and seat unit lend a custom cafe feel. The ride has the benefit of a Power Commander 5 unit and was fettled on the dyno for its final tune.