We’re the first to admit that many of the bikes we show are not particularly practical. But this is probably the most bare-bones machine we’ve ever featured—with no bodywork, a tiny tank and the most vestigial of seats.
For once, roadworthiness doesn’t matter. Built by the Berlin-based workshop Berham, this skeletal machine whipped the ass of several factory-backed entries at the Glemseck 101 festival a few days ago, taking home the coveted Sprint International trophy.
Just sixteen builders were invited to race in Glemseck’s famous ‘Poets Of Sprint’ series. When Berham main man Martien Delfgaauw got the prized invitation, he knew exactly where to start the build: With a genuine 1984 Harris frame owned by his partner Felix Pilz.
Twenty years, ago Felix had bought the frame from a former Harris dealer.…