Brooklyn mod shop VDBMOTO took on a tall task when they decided to make their first Harley project a Sportster, the longest-running model from arguably the biggest name in motorcycles. From what we're seeing here, they knocked this one out of the park and then some. Their H-1 Scrambler, based on a Harley-Davidson '99 1200, is just about as close as you can get to the perfect road bike.
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They started by switching out the whole front end for a set of Showa inverted forks and custom aluminum triple trees. New wheels with 18-inch spokes make the bike more level and add height.
A new handmade leather seat adds a touch of class.
New tech details like LED indicators and toggle give the bike a new school twist, but make no mistake—this beast is a classic, through and through. A vintage '70s Honda fuel tank and straight high pipes optimized for maximum roar from the V-twin make sure that's entirely clear.
Get in touch with VDBMOTO if you really love what you see. We're hoping to bump into one of these in Brooklyn sometime soon.