There’s more than one way to skin a cat; or, in moto terms, there’s more than one way to customize a Sportster. We’ve had all sorts of Harley-Davidsons grace these pages—from bobbers to cafe racers, scramblers and flat trackers.
Which has us wondering: is there still room for low-slung, hard-tailed and stretched-out (read: uncomfortable) Sportsters in the custom scene?
For the Del Prado brothers, the answer’s a solid ‘yes.’ Despite having built several bikes with full suspension and sound ergonomics, their phone still rings off the hook for the hotrod style that originally put DP Customs on the map.
“We love doing full suspension bikes,” they tell us. “They’re just not requested as often by our customers, who usually already have a superbike of some kind—or a ‘comfort’ bike, a dirt bike, etcetera.”
Customers realize they’re sacrificing a measure of comfort for style.…