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This DP Customs Sportster now terrorizes the streets of Carefree, Arizona

This Sportster terrorizes the streets of Carefree, Arizona

There’s more than one way to skin a cat; or, in moto terms, there’s more than one way to customize a Sportster. We’ve had all sorts of Harley-Davidsons grace these pages—from bobbers to cafe racers, scramblers and flat trackers. Which has us wondering: is there still room for low-slung, hard-tailed and stretched-out (read: uncomfortable) Sportsters…

Looking for a donor? Here's how to buy a motorcycle for your custom project.

Feature: How To Buy A Motorcycle

Adapted from the new book The Build: How the Masters Design Custom Motorcycles by Robert Hoekman Jr., including interviews with some of the most notable builders in the USA. When we talk about how to buy a motorcycle, we really mean “how to find a donor bike.” It’s a nice term, “donor bike”—all full of…

Mack: A bruising, cafe-themed Sportster from DP Customs.

Mack: A cafe-themed Sportster from DP Customs

There’s no shortage of builders putting the ‘sport’ back into the Sportster. But if you live in the American Southwest, there’s only one company to call: DP Customs of New River, Arizona. They’re regulars on these pages, and for good reason. Brothers Jarrod and Justin Del Prado build sharp-looking, high-performance Harleys for a great price.

DP Customs Turbo Destroyer

DP Customs are famous for their clean, motorsport-influenced Ironhead customs. They’ve now taken the racing concept to the extreme, with a 154 hp street-legal drag…

DP Customs Black & White

DP Custom Cycles have built their reputation with classy Ironhead-based customs. But for their latest build, they’ve jumped forward in time—with a 2000-model Harley Sportster…

DP Customs ‘Defensor’ Ironhead

After several years of customizing Harley ironheads, DP Custom Cycles have got it down to a fine art. This is their latest creation, ‘Defensor’—a tribute…

DP Custom “American Graffiti”

Motor racing has traditionally been the biggest influence on DP Custom bikes: their previous builds have sported the colors of Formula 1 and NASCAR cars.…

DP Customs “Top Fuel II”

If there’s a specialist in custom Harley-Davidson Ironhead Sportsters, it’s Arizona-based DP Custom Cycles. Their bikes are classy and well-finished, and invariably have a strong…

DP Customs ‘Look Right’

DP Custom Cycles of New River, Arizona, is a relatively new shop, but one going from strength to strength. Their latest bike is ‘Look Right’,…