Custom Harley-Davidson Sportster Roadster by Rough Crafts

Vantage Velocity: A Harley-Davidson Sportster Roadster by Rough Crafts


The Harley-Davidson Sportster Roadster broke cover just six years before The Motor Co. unceremoniously pulled the plug on the aging Evolution Sportster. Equipped with upside-down forks and an atypical (for Harley) 19F/18R wheel combo, its aesthetic fell somewhere between café racer and street tracker, without leaning either way confidently. Still, it was a handsome enough…

VR1000 replica Buell S1 from GDesign

VR1000 tribute: A two-faced Buell S1 from GDesign

If there’s a bike that symbolizes the uneasy relationship between Harley-Davidson and sporting performance, it’s the VR1000. Developed in the late 80s to compete in the AMA Superbike series, it finally appeared on track in the mid 90s. By that time it was down on power compared to the competition, and despite excellent handling, never…