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Ironhead Newschool Extreme Bobber

Bill from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States sent us these pictures of his 1980 Ironhead Newschool Extreme Bobber which has a 1980 Harley Davidson Sportster Ironhead motor in a Ducati frame.

Bill: "I had a wrecked Ducati and a running 1980 Sportster. I built a frame with the Ducati suspension parts and the Ironhead motor."

Ladies and gentlemen, sit back, enjoy!

Photo of 1980 Harley Davidson Ironhead Extreme Newschool Bobber in Ducati Frame by Bill.

Photo of of an extreme Bobber with a 1980 Harley Sportster 1000cc Ironhead engine in a Ducati frame by Bill.

Photo of 1980 Harley Davidson Ironhead Extreme Newschool Bobber in Ducati Frame by Bill.


Harley Ironhead Newschool Extreme Bobber

Actually, what Bill did was remove everything from his 1980 Harley Davidson Sportster that did not contribute to speed. If you take off the fenders, bags, horn, turn signals, front brakes, and everything else that could be considered ballast, you have created a Bare Bones Bobber.

If you take off the whole Sportster frame - wheels, tanks, forks and all - we feel it should be quite justified to say you have created an Extreme Bobber.

Of course this is not an Oldschool Bobber. There's not much on Bill's design that makes you think about those classic Flatheads and Knuckleheads of the 30's and 40's. To the contrary, there's nothing "old" or "classic" about Bill's motorcycle design.

Therefore, if Bill's Extreme Bobber does represent any design philosophy or style, she should probably be classified as a "Newschool" Extreme Bobber.

Photo of of an extreme Bobber with a 1980 Harley Sportster 1000cc Ironhead engine in a Ducati frame by Bill. 1980 Harley Davidson Ironhead Extreme Newschool Bobber Design

Photo of 1980 Harley Davidson Ironhead Extreme Newschool Bobber in Ducati Frame by Bill. Newschool Bobber Extreme - There's not much conventional about Bill's custom Harley Davidson motorcycle design...

Photo of of an extreme Bobber with a 1980 Harley Sportster 1000cc Ironhead engine in a Ducati frame by Bill.

Photo of 1980 Harley Davidson Ironhead Extreme Newschool Bobber in Ducati Frame by Bill.

(January 2009)




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