We began with a stock 1996 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 - a platform we are very familiar with - and, with The Litas, started mocking up our ideal riding stance, tuning combinations, and aesthetics. We decided ultimately we were inspired by dirt bike and flat-track styling and wanted the City Tracker to have a great combination of power and nimble capability for urban riding.
The high bars, high and tight exhaust, 14" rear shocks, and general slimmed down approach is indicative of the dirt bikers in us ensuring optimal feel and control as well as no frills. If it doesn't make sense, it's not on the bike.
The fuel tank and rear fender are Lowbrow Customs products which sets the tone for a California lane splitter vibe, paired with a custom LePera kickflip(?) seat which keeps you tight and gripped. Biltwell risers and bars, and TC Bros mid foot controls finish off the riding stance with a comfortable yet aggressive profile. Biltwell tail light and mirrors add to the overall attitude.
Performance was paramount in this build which meant we needed to get it breathing right. TC Bros provided us with an upgraded (and good-looking) air intake system which we coupled with a fully custom stainless steel 2 into 1 exhaust built by Seth terminating in a Cone engineering muffler.
Paige Macy of Stripe Cult Painting took care of the final touches with her unique style of clean, simple lines with a chopper flair.
Michelin provided us with our choice of optimal urban riding tires, the Commander II.