Friday, May 30, 2014

Steve McQueen Tribute: Husqvarna 400-inspired 1200 Cross Sportster

Husqvarna 400-inspired 1200 Cross Sportster
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A custom Harley that looks like an iconic Husqvarna? That's got to be the first time we've ever seen something like this!

Built by Shaw Speed & Custom, the 1200 Cross Sportster you see here 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 1200 Cross Sportster has a host of custom parts, including an aluminium housing for the speedo, Honda-replica drum brakes and billet aluminium brake stays, engine guards, vintage motocross 7/8th handlebars with Magura levers and vintage-style handlebar grips, stainless steel exhaust system, number boards, Ohlins rear shock, and hand-built seat unit. Apart from all these special bits, we also think the Husqvarna 400-inspired paintjob is simply rocking!





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