This might be one of our favorite builds from our friend and good customer Greg Hageman. He has created a simple yet very functional Scrambler out of a Harley Davidson Sportster platform. Greg who is known for creating some of the most beautiful custom Yamaha Virago builds, has gone back to his roots with this Sportster. Greg, a certified Master Harley Davidson technician, who knows these bikes inside and out, has created a master piece.
The sportster features the signature looks of a traditional scrambler. With it’s high side mounted exhaust, knobby tires, slightly extended suspension and dirtbike style handlebars, this Sportster is ready to rip up the dirt. To change up the look, Greg custom built the subframe to mount a new seat, shortened both the fenders and build a cool rear tail light setup.
greg wanted to simplify the handlebars, controls and electronics up front. So he updated them to a set of high mx bars, relocated the speedo over to the left side of the engine and capped off the Biltwell grips with some stunning Motogadget M-Blaze disc barends. As a result, you get a very simple yet function control area that grabs the eyes.
Greg wanted to keep the bike simple yet still be stunningly elegant. He did this by painting the bike in a 70’s styled theme with a Harley Davidson birch white paint job and the iconic Harley 1 logo. The bike resembles a little bit of Evil Knievel’s Harley Davidsons.
All photos courtesy of Erick Runyon. One of the best photographers in the industry.