Harley-Davidson Nascafe Racer

Not a typo, this custom is called Nascafe Racer, not Nescafe! or Nesscafe!!! It was built by Shaw Speed & Custom the custom division of Brighton, UK based Shaw Harley-Davidson. Not your average official Harley-Davidson dealership. Shaw HD has won 6 times in 7 years  The “Bar And Shield” award fromthe factory for its customer service excellence  and its within the dealership custom department collects bike show awards in Europe and was the 1st place winner in the modified Harle-Davidson class at the Sturgis AMD World Championship Of Bike Building. And of course when you are the World Champion in your category you want to keep your title in 2011. Looking for sponsorship to finance a new project Steve Willis, head of the Speed & Custom design wing of the dealership, approached master watchmaker Bell & Ross who approved the bike design you see here.

It is based on a Harley-Davidson® FXSTB Softail® Nightrain, one of the favorite models chosen by custom builders when going the extremely modified  Harley-Davidson route. Of course, to arrive to this result the project required a complete strip down of the factory model to the last nut and bolt and a meticulous one-off fabrication and rebuilding. I don’t have yet the full tech sheet of the bike (I see a lot of RSD covers), but one evident “watchmaker” component is the iconic Bell & Ross time instrument (BR 01 Carbon) integrated in an aluminum handcrafted center console with the watch mounting positioned for the rider to know precisely (if necessary) how much time he has been riding. Readers in Europe, take note of the shows where you can see this custom bike before its trip to Sturgis in August. The Dublin International Motorcycle Show – The Custom Chrome European Show Mainz – The St Tropez Harley-Davidson Euro Festival – The Bournemouth International Custom Motorcycle Show. Shaw Harley-Davidson.

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19 Responses to “Harley-Davidson Nascafe Racer”


  1. 1 Joe Mielke Mar 9th, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Ouch! That’s pretty bad ass if you ask me.

  2. 2 J Mar 9th, 2011 at 9:11 am

    That’s excellent- great details, making me come back to look at it over and over- love the underslung bodywork.

  3. 3 Larry R Mar 9th, 2011 at 9:27 am

    One kick-ass bike all the way. Kudoes to Shaw Harley Davidson. Way to go guys!

  4. 4 burnout Mar 9th, 2011 at 9:51 am

    nice,nice,nice! peace

  5. 5 ray c wheeler Mar 9th, 2011 at 10:48 am

    nice hot rod!

  6. 6 1550tc Mar 9th, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Love it !!!!!!!!!! the watch alone is worth 10 grand lol

    as for the spagettii exhaust, I think the guy must have
    had Charlie Sheen help him with the design :) WINNER WINNER

  7. 7 Eric Maurer Mar 9th, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    WICKED !

  8. 8 Guy Mar 9th, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Well done lads, makes me proud to be British.

  9. 9 ant@battistinis.co.uk Mar 9th, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Nice one!
    Just so everyone knows the Bournemouth International show is http://www.californiadreaminexpo.com and truly is shaping up to be one serious hot show in Europe this summer!

  10. 10 tundra Mar 9th, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Schaaaawing!

  11. 11 LENA FAIRLESS Mar 9th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I kinda dig it!

  12. 12 wotsit16 Mar 9th, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    WOW!. what a ride. such detail and so refreshing to see something new and different. well done guys. keep the bikes coming

  13. 13 RUB Mar 9th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    looks fast

  14. 14 Dennis Johnson Mar 9th, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    nicey nicey.

  15. 15 Fritz Mar 9th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Wow! Very nice!

  16. 16 Steve Hog Radio Producer Johann Mar 10th, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Great job guys. Everything screams race me.

  17. 17 Miami Chopper Shop Mar 10th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Nice street rod!!

  18. 18 maroco Mar 11th, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Pure race, hight level custom bike,love it.

  19. 19 wade Mar 15th, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    another cool bike by shaw harley, well done guys

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