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The new Harley Sportster Iron 1200, customized at the Mama Tried show

Building a Sportster Iron 1200 with five total strangers

8 MONTHS AGO / NO COMMENTS / CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES

Harley-Davidson has just launched two new Sportsters: the Iron 1200 and the Forty-Eight Special. Both have throwback styling and graphics to commemorate the Motor Company’s 115th anniversary, but don’t offer anything mechanically different. We’re betting that there’s a completely new Sportster model in the Milwaukee engineering pipeline right now. But we’ve also had 14 years…

The Bel Air 1200 Framer: A Harley Sportster cafe racer by Deus

Fresh: The Bel Air 1200 Framer by Deus

It’s usually a long time between builds from Deus’ L.A. workshop supremo Michael Woolaway—but they’re always worth the wait. Like this seriously hot rodded Harley cafe racer, the ‘Bel Air 1200 Framer.’ It’s got more curves than a racetrack, and enough grunt to spin the wheels at will. “When I started this bike, I knew…