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 injected Harley Sportster 1200. The puppy was stripped back and a hefty parts list was written up, it included a custom 19 and 18 inch wheel sets, 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, PM Super gas air filter, custom length Ikon rear dampers, and Daytona electric speedo.
It was decided 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 achieve 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.