Harley 1200 Cross Sportster by Shaw Speed & Custom






Shaw Speed & Custom build this 1200 Cross Sportster, It was inspired by two machines – Steve McQueen’s 1964 Triumph TR6 and his 1971 Husqvarna 400 Cross. The design brief was to keep the bike minimalist and competition-like, hence it has a daytime-only MOT and there’s no headlamp or turn-indicators.

The bike was stripped to it’s frame and cleared of any brackets and mounts that were no longer needed and then the frame and forks were modified to keep the bike as minimal as possible. The XL1200 also has a day only MOT meaning no headlamp or turn signals were needed helping the bike maintain a ‘competition’ look and feel to it.

Ohlins rear shocks and enhanced suspension internals help provide the ride comfort while drum brakes were included to add the stopping power and where the cross touches the ground,  aluminum rims and stainless steel spokes were wrapped in Continental Twinduro tires.

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