Harley XRTT Cafe Racer

Bill Nigro's Harley XRTT cafe racer motorcycle

By guest writer Scott of Pipeburn. To build a superb cafe racer like this you don’t have to be a rocket scientist, but it helps. The builder of the XRTT Harley-Davidson cafe racer is Bill Nigro, and he holds a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. After graduation, he was keen to spend his life in the aviation industry—but after managing an airport for a year and a half, he realized that this stressful job was not for him. So he quit, turning to his true calling of working on motorcycles. And after 30 years, he’s never looked back. Bill is also the owner of American Motorcycle Parts (AMCP) and has a long history of building some very unique motorcycles. Although he usually specializes in American-style choppers, it’s refreshing to see him build this amazing cafe racer. The powerful 1750cc XRTT is a true mongrel; a cross between American heart and soul, and classic British styling. Noticeable features include those prominent twin Supertrap mufflers, the retro-style orange tint fuel tank, the cafe single seat, spoked wheels and copious amounts of chrome. Visit the AMCP site for more images of the XRTT and to see more creations by this legendary builder.

  • Fred X1

    you can roll your own…all those yummy bits are available from storz performance: http://www.storzperf.com/toc.html

  • http://www.car137.com Glenn Edley

    This is a great example of a Harley cafe racer. Purposeful and restrained.

  • 4Cammer

    Nice bike, but Steve Storz did almost the exact thing (minus the big jugs, his was a bored 1200) years ago, I think in 1991….He called his the XR883R.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Russ-Taylor/710606004 Russ Taylor

    I appreciate the skill, but I don’t like it. To me café racers should look nimble and light, whereas this looks solid and heavy. Anyone got a link to a Harley café racer that can do that please?

  • Mattro

    i’m liking all the cafe love harley twins are getting from the big (and small) custom shops these days. maybe it’s the lowered expectations for the product i’d developed over the past thirty years seeing designs which were mostly uninspired at best, but there’s just something i love about seeing that iconic, almost monolithic V nestled into svelte cafe geometry.

  • http://madsundaysurvivor.blogspot.com madsundaysurvivor

    Bella Máquina, with clip-ons would be radical. I love this ultra-light supertrapp

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