Rockstar states that its energy drinks are the world’s most powerful, providing an incredible energy boost for those who lead active and exhausting lifestyles, from athletes to rock stars. Rockstar sponsors a lot of events like Surf, Skate, Snow, MX, BMX, Off-Road, MotoGP, Rally, Wake, MMA, Bull Riding, Bands, DJs, Live Music and has already collaborated with several custom builders to create energy themed custom motorcycles.
Their most recent collaboration with the custom motorcycle industry is with UK based Shaw Harley-Davidson. The company commissioned the HD Dealer to build “something really cool that would appeal to all audiences, from the younger generation to those who have been around motorcycles for many years.” Steve Willis, Team Principal of Shaw Speed & Custom, the Harley dealership custom division, was in charge of this project.
Up to the challenge, the crew pulled apart a 2011 stock XR1200, the Harley model inspired by the legendary XR750, the king of the gritty American Flat Track Scene, and took inspiration from Motocross and BMX to produce the Rockstar MXR featured here. Shaw Speed and Custom is very familiar with restyling all Milwaukee models because being an official HD dealer, it’s the only thing they do… and they do it very well.
Engine and transmission were kept stock but standard belt drive set up was dropped for a Renthal chain and sprockets with the cast metal tensioner pulley replaced by a skateboard wheel. Rear suspension assembly was removed and replaced with a trick set of 70mm longer Yacugar rear shocks. Morad anodized alloy rims were laced up to standard hubs, fitted with race style brake rotors and dressed with Metzeler Karoo tires, the fattest looking off-road rubber they could find.
Rear of the bike was re-profiled to give it an aggressive stubby look with tail lights provided via Kellerman indicators. Seat area was modified for a more sporty position. Exhaust was created using a Remus header with a Yoshimura end can. Renthal Fat bars have a Motogadget speedo mounted in the cross bar pad to keep the front end clean and minimalistic. Rockstar theme paint job by Image Design Custom
My readers in Europe will be able to see the Rockstar MXR in France at the Eurofestival in St Tropez (May 9th-13th), then in England at the Custom Bike Show in Beaulieu (June 15th-16th) then at several Rockstar events around Europe. Shaw Harley-Davidson