Revealed in its first phase at the Harley Rock Riders festival in Mumbai late last year, the custom Street 750 designed by Rajputana Customs will be back. While the initial version (Phase 1) was a more organic, old-school themed custom version of the popular Street 750, motorcycle, the latest incarnation (Phase 2) will be a brand new, radically designed bike, according Harley-Davidson and RCM.
Phase 1: The original bike (Street 750) hasn’t been assaulted much, with the frame undergoing minimum structural changes, and most of the modifications being bolt-on bits.
The theme is one of a “bratty cafe racer with a minimalist aesthetic approach”, with chunky tires, USD front forks, and a new simplistic, stand-alone round head-lamp. The original tank has been retained, but has been re-painted in matte, with a single white stripe running diagonally across it bearing the H-D logo. The rear section and seat has been completely done away with, while the battery housing area is now shrouded with a mesh portion carrying the 750 name. The new single seat is another nod to the minimal aesthetic approach.
Phase 2 (teased below) will be unveiled at the India Bike Week on 20-21st February 2015. Both become the first-ever Harley-Davidson Street 750 built by an independent custom bike builder in India, and the Jaipur based custom motorcycling outfit has definitely showcased the customization capabilities of the 2015 Indian Motorcycle of the Year.
Commenting on the build, Vijay Singh of Rajputana Customs said, “Where Phase 1 of the build was all about showcasing the versatility of the Street 750 while retaining most of the stock components, Phase 2 is about taking the build a step further and really going all out with the design and making some radical changes. The new design includes a new gas tank, rear set foot pegs, a performance exhaust and a new rear cowl amongst other elements. It’s been great working on this build for Harley-Davidson, and we look forward to doing more such exciting things in the future.”