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CCE SPECIAL FEATURE Cafe+Dirt Track

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  • Burly
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  • Teile
  • Custombike
  • Track
  • Racer
  • Sportster
A Selection of Harley-Davidson Sportster models converted to Cafe Racer and Dirt Track style models using CCE's catalog parts.

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CUSTOM CHROME EUROPE NEWS Café & DIRT – Special Trend & Product Feature Muth Sportster 1984 Introduced at the 1984 IFMA in Cologne, the Hans A. Muth (Target- Design) designed Ironhead was mocked as „Katana-Sportster“, but only served as a design study for the German importer. 2009 Buell „Blast“ on Salt Café Racer by Baechli Harley-Heaven 2009 Buell XB12R

CUSTOM CHROME EUROPE PRESS RELEASE - PUBLICATION FREE OF CHARGE test and introduce „Café Racer“ style parts, many of which became top-sellers in the program. Especially Sportster-based BOAR-bikes were converted to Café Racers, starting with the 883 Sporty that first was equipped with a Streetfighter style headlight, followed by transformation into the „Coffee Racer“ by Harley-Factory Frankfurt. In 2013 Rick‘s Motorcycle converted a 2009 „Street Bob“ ito the „Black Bob“ – and the TGS-built „Speedfreak“ and Fred Kodlin‘s 2016 „Sportlin“ will forever be remembered as stylish Café Racers by those who rode them. Other BOAR- Sporties would qualify as „Cross-Over“, starting with the „Custom Crawler“ of Benno‘s Custom Road in Bad Camberg. Located in the Taunus mountains between Frankfurt am Main, Lahn and Rhine river, narrow motorcycle roads invite for a ride, no matter it you‘re aboard a „Café Racer“, Super Moto or Dirt Track styled bike. The „Custom Crawler“ combined all three styles in one superb rider as did the 2018 „H9 Sporty“, modified by „Hard Nine Choppers“ Danny Schneider from a XL 883 „Iron“ from Swiss topdealer Baechli Harley-Heaven. With a Kodlin „Cafe Racer“ tail end, Fehling Superbike handlebar and many Roland Sands Design parts, the „H9“ was one of the most used BOAR rides of the 2018 season! ´ ´ ´ That the „Café Racer“ has a great future is visible in many „stock“ models recently introduced: At Intermot and EICMA, many manufacturers „ride the wave“ of the small fairing and „Café Racer“ look. Even those who take on the challenge of re-writing motorcycle history with electrical motors. Harley-Davidson‘s „Live Wire“ first and foremost look like a 21st century version of a Café Racer... ´ ´ ´ What today is christened as „Dirt Track style“ has been a small niche in customizing, one that, more than others. does combine „look“ with „performance“ in terms of suspension and power. Political correct would be the term „Flat Track“ style, as most customs built under this „banner“ have a reference to the American AMA Flat Track Series, for decades dominated by Harley-Davidson‘s XR 750 V-Twins. From the early day of motorcycle racing on horse tracks, „Flat Track“ events in the US can be traced back into the Teens and Twenties, then founded AMA created the „A-class“ for professional Flat Track racing. In Europe, Speedway racing became more popular but after World War II soon developed in a highly specialized motorsport using Methanol-powered 500 cc single cylinders, soon creating a league of its own. With the same lightweight British singles and twins that were the base for the first „Café Racer“ type customs came another type of motorcycle: The „Scrambler“. In part street bike, moto cross, enduro and trial bike, „Scramblers“ wer identified by mild or full scale off-road tires, high mounted exhaust systems and additional ground clearance, often featuring engine protection skid plates, Moto-Cross/Enduro-style headplates and suspension components to offer a riding option „off the beaten path“. Popular racing events like the „Six Days“ Enduro racing and the AMA Grand Championships made this motorcycle design popular with all brands, so did the movies: Although performed on a customized Triumph TR6 Trophy, not the SC he later raced in the International Six Days Enduro Trials of 1964, Steve McQueen‘s „Great Escape“ jump in the movie of 1963 did much more for motorcycle Scrambler sales as hundreds of trophies could do! By the end of the Sixties, most motorcycle manufacturers had „Scrambler“ off-springs from the „Sport“ or „Touring“ models for sale: Harley-Davidson in the „lightweight“ program they offered – while running experimental Sportster Enduros in the Baja-California Enduro races and developing a „secret weapon“ for an upcoming 1969 rule change in AMA Flat Track Racing. However, as often forgotten (or glossed over by Harley-friendly historians), by the beginning of the model year 1969, actually end of 1968, Harley-Davidson had reached the end of the line, only to be rescued by money-injection from American Machine Foundry (AMF) who in the following years provided a new production facility as well as the necessary money to develop new model, one of which soon would become a legend in Flat Track Racing: The XR 750. American Flat Track F. Kodlin Racing Spoiler for Sportster Full metal custom masterpiece by Fred Kodlin for Sportster models from 04-19. A perfect match for Kodlin tailends and Sportster swingarms! CCE #894346 Racing Spoiler Steel . t- Cult Werk Frame Cover „Racing“ for „Breakout“ Cool styled spoiler from the Austrian Specialists of advanced bodywork! CCE #895500 Paintable Black CCE #895501 Gloss Black Cult Werk Frame Cover „Scoop“ for Sportster 04-19 CNC machined spoiler from the Austrian Specialists! CCE #893771 Glossy Black CCE #893744 Raw version, paintable . t-

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