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Harley V-Rod cafe racer by Dr Mechanik

We don’t get to see many custom motorcycles from Germany. Modified BMWs are becoming more common, especially R-series scramblers or café bikes. And we’re big fans of LSL-Motorradtechnik creations too. But this is something completely different, and completely over the top: a Harley V-Rod cafe racer.

Custom v-rod

Wonder Customs Rev-2 V-Rod

Jason Wonder will build you a bike only if you promise you’re really going to ride it. And owner Ricky Powell enjoys his Wonder Customs Rev-2 to the max. It’s a lithe concoction wrapped around a beefy V-Rod motor, and an excellent showcase for Wonder’s fabrication skills. There’s nothing that doesn’t contribute to going, turning…

Harley V-Rod Racing Sidecar


I didn’t realise this machine was a Harley when I first spotted it. It’s the extraordinary creation of Hog Wild Racing, regular winners at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. The custom chassis was originally built to fit a Suzuki TL1000R, but upgraded to accommodate a V-Rod engine in 2003. The stock belt has been converted…

Harley V-Rod sidecar by Mobec

It’s time we featured a sidecar again and this one from southern Germany is certainly an oddity. It’s a design study from the Uhingen-based sidecar specialist Mobec, based on the Harley-Davidson V-Rod. The body of the 3-Rod is crafted from carbon fiber composite, and underneath is Mobec’s proprietary ‘Duodrive’ two-wheel-drive system, complete with reverse gear.…