Bikers and rock'n'roll go hand in hand, and the harder the rock, the meaner the bike. At Cafe Rider, we appreciate every facet of the custom bike movement, so Project 23 "Headbanger" became a tribute to hard rock, as desired by its owner.
The project began with a donor Harley Davidson Softail but as with most Cafe Rider projects, the Cafe Rider craftsmen didn't let it stay stock for long.
A Bates headlight provides illumination up front, while knobby tires provide an aesthetic cross between a tracker and a bobber. Custom steel fenders were fabricated for the rear, while a set of wheels was swapped in from a Harley Davidson Street Bob.
Steering comes courtesy of a tracker handlebar, with Motone control switches mounted for easy reach. A Motoscope mini speedometer provides speed readings, while KTech brake master cylinder and clutch lever come in handy everytime the rider needs to slow down or shift. An aftermarket open filter air horn with a grill adds to the "Headbanger" aesthetic.
Hard rock is all about sound, and this bike acquires its acoustics from a two-into-one custom exhaust. Believe us when we tell you, it's got a mean bark to it.
A machined fender strut and airbrushed fuel tank and oil tank round out a package built for a proper headbanging rockstar. There's nothing quiet about this machine, and we wouldn't have it any other way.