Kamome Sprinter Custom Harley-Davidson

The shop. Warr’s of London, Europe’s oldest official Harley-Davidson dealership. The client, Iconic Japanese Denim Label Evisu, specialized reproducing painted vintage-style jeans on old machinery. The builder and designer, Charlie Stockwell who at Warr’s London, who loves to build classically inspired one-off Harleys. Latest work, the Kamome Springer, a darkened harmonic combination of past vintage styles with modern functionality celebrating the creativity and hand-made practices of the past.  

The Evisu Warr’s Harley-Davidson Springer celebrates purity of lines, timeless elegance with each detail crafted with purpose and function. Historic influences include hand metal bending and forming, precise welding, engraving, stitching, riveting, embossing leather, etc. Pictures will never do justice to this new vintage contraption based on a 2011 Harley Softail Crossbones.

Every detail of this bike offers more than meets the eye. Look closely into the hand engraved engine covers and you will see Japanese inspired art. Nishikigoi Koi, scales, crashing waves and dragons are just some of what can be found on first glance of the beautifully and probably painstakingly hand engraved work of a local gunsmith in London. Not only is the engraving breathtaking but the overall finish of the engine is astonishing too. Everything is plated in a warm mirror like Nickel plating. The nickel plating doesn’t stop on the engine. The gas tank, hand rolled fenders and handlebars have all been polished and nickel plated. On closer examination you will notice that every nut, bolt and washer have been treated with the same care and attention. 

Evisu denim has been used to wrap the brake lines and clutch cable. Adding a quirky yet vintage look. The denim is again used running along the centre of the gas tank where it meets and tidy battery cover sitting beneath a beautifully hand made sprung solo saddle finished in burnished antique brown leather. The battery cover neatly hides the ECM, battery and fuse box. It’s disguised again in Evisu denim but this time features the iconic ‘rear pocket’ with gold stitched Evisu Kamome or Seagull as its often referred to.

The wheels wrapped in Firestone rubber are finished in a rich satin black that compliments the same finish of the scallop design on the nickel plated gas tank and Springer front fork. The finished bike shows tremendous skill, knowledge, talent and vision. It made it’s debut earlier this year at the California Dreamin’ World Class Custom Motorcycle Expo in England and has since been displayed in Warr’s famous King’s Road showrooms and in the Evisu store on Savile Row in the heart of London. It has recently been purchased by one of Formula One Superstar driver and long standing customer of Warr’s. Warr’s Harley-Davidson London. (Written by Cyril with the help of Takayuki Ono. Photography copyright Marianne Logica courtesy to Cyril Huze)

Name – Kamome Sprinter. Design – Charlie Stockwell & Evisu. Donor vehicle – 2011 H-D Softail Crossbones. Engine – 96ci Twin-Cam B. Trans – H-D 6-Speed. Frame – H-D Softail. Swingarm – H-D Softail. Forks – H-D Springer. Brakes – H-D. Exhaust – Warr’s/Charlie Stockwell – Spud Shooter Exhaust. Air Cleaner – Warr’s Cali’ Air Cleaner. Handlebars – Warr’s Kamome Drop Bars Saddle – Warr’s Messinger Solo Antique Brown Tire Front – Firestone Champion 4.00 x 18 Tire Rear – Firestone Champion 5.00 x 16 Front wheel – 18 x 3.5 Rear wheel – 16 x 3.5 Fenders – Warr’s Frisco Headlamp – CSC Tail lamp – CSC Engraving – Warr’s by appointment Denim Wrap – Charlie Stockwell & Evisu Plating – London Chroming Custom Paint – Classic Cycle Work

29 Responses to “Kamome Sprinter Custom Harley-Davidson”

  1. 1 Russ Oct 26th, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Love it.

  2. 2 Brandon Oct 26th, 2011 at 8:25 am

    It’s the look that I want. Why Harley didn’t go in this direction for the Cross Bones? Now the model is discontinued for 2012 while it was an excellent donor bike for customization…

  3. 3 Shifter Oct 26th, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Great work. Not so difficult to do. But engraving is very costly.

  4. 4 Hamilton Oct 26th, 2011 at 8:41 am

    The correct definition of a new Bobber. Love it!

  5. 5 Larry R Oct 26th, 2011 at 8:48 am

    The bike looks very nice. Thanks for sharing , Cyril.

  6. 6 Iron Horse Oct 26th, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Good looking scoot! Just my style.

  7. 7 chopperfreak29 Oct 26th, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Looks great.

  8. 8 Irish Rose Oct 26th, 2011 at 9:45 am


  9. 9 CafeSportyTC Oct 26th, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Very Cool, i really like this one!

  10. 10 chopmonster66 Oct 26th, 2011 at 10:51 am

    sweet ride ,nice work..

  11. 11 Kustoms and Choppers Oct 26th, 2011 at 10:53 am

    I like this one, I like Asian influence to it as well its a Harley Bobber meets Japan.

  12. 12 Matt Oct 26th, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Beautiful. Love the marriage of chrome and flat black accented with copper! It’s every Steam Punk’s wet dream =).

  13. 13 burnout Oct 26th, 2011 at 11:34 am

    That bike is busy. peace

  14. 14 Night Train Oct 26th, 2011 at 11:54 am


  15. 15 tejasandre Oct 26th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    dig it.

  16. 16 ray c wheeler Oct 26th, 2011 at 1:52 pm


  17. 17 Brett Oct 26th, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Excellent….for a Harley dealer.

  18. 18 Watson Oct 26th, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    With the paint on chrome tank it’s very brough- superior. This is the best bike out of that shop yet. And they have done quite a few. I miss the cross bones.

  19. 19 Woody Oct 26th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    nice nice nice nice nice!

  20. 20 Nobody Oct 27th, 2011 at 1:44 am

    That is a damn beautiful sled.

  21. 21 Paul @Aeromach Oct 27th, 2011 at 5:13 am

    Well done!

  22. 22 luSca custom design Oct 27th, 2011 at 6:37 am

    very cool!
    Just on this morning I published also a seasonal version of the cross bones model! 🙂

  23. 23 jatinder pal Oct 27th, 2011 at 11:57 am

    The nickel and flat black just look so good,the parts selection,design idea everything is in right place.
    Agree with watson,it reminds me of brough-superior.

  24. 24 martin Twofeather Oct 27th, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    It would be hard to find one better looking than that one….

  25. 25 Tropical Willie Oct 27th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    very cool man its a ten

  26. 26 Rick Lossner Oct 29th, 2011 at 6:47 am

    Been awhile since I’ve seen a bike that just ‘hit home’ … Beautiful bike!!!

  27. 27 dragon Oct 31st, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    nice lines and love the chrome and flat black

  28. 28 Dale Nov 5th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    It’s a hit!!!

  29. 29 Fatboy007 Nov 8th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    While stationed in England I got the chance to visit the Warr’s dealer and they crank out a ton of new old school bobbers and choppers. They are really good at what they do and this bike reflects that.

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