HARLEY DAVIDSON HD XL883 IRON DORCHA for sale in Dublin, Ireland
Built by Kenny Roetsch at Dublin Harley-Davidson in Dublin Ireland, ?Dorcha? (the Irish for "dark" pronounced dureka) seemed the only title for a dark-as-hell custom Sportster built by an Irish H-D dealer. Working to a strictly imposed budget, the guys tried to stay clear of building a full-on café racer or scrambler and started work on a completely bare-bones bike with no fenders. But, this wasn?t going to cut it in the Irish weather, so they came up with the novel idea of cutting and fitting a 200 section tire as a rear fender! This has the added advantage of making the rear end appear wider than stock. Clean lines and solid black wheels complete the look. Custom parts & work: H-D ?Peanut? fuel tank H-D tank knee pad kit H-D V-Rod headlamp H-D Bobber leather solo saddle H-D rigid seat mount H-D spoked wheels H-D Screamin? Eagle round air cleaner kit RSD black ?clip on? handlebars RSD upper fork covers RSD side mount numberplate holder Progressive Suspension lowered rear shocks Easyrider speedo side mount EMD wheel covers Custom exhaust Custom headlamp bracket Truwrapz LED front indicators Kuryakyn rear LED indicators Custom-made rear fender / Dunlop tyre
Kenny Roetsch ? Head Technician, Dublin Harley-Davidson ? You have a passion for bikes? "Riding motorcycles is one of the most underrated pastimes. I ride to blow away the stress of the day and on longer rides with my wife, its great time together"? Why do you love customisation? "One of the things that drew me to Dublin Harley-Davidson was that I was to have creative input into everything from accessorising bikes, to customising, to full ground-up bike builds."? Why you love Harley-Davidson e.g. hobbies, how you got into biking? "I spend way too much time here at the shop! I love it. It?s the satisfaction I get from building or changing a bike either for myself to my taste or seeing a customer?s look when they see their dream bike finished."? What previous experience have you got? "I?ve worked on bikes and cars since I was young. I?ve a mechanical brain.. if that makes sense! I?ve been with Dublin Harley-Davidson since we opened in 2007." Bike:? What you love about the bike? "We have customized many 883 Irons, from just bolt-on parts, to frame alterations. Its great that this bike can be turned into anything from the style of a café racer, to a chopper, a bobber, an off-road bike.. and anything you can dream up in between."? What you have done to the bike? "We originally wanted a completely bare bones bike, even having no fenders, but this is impractical with Irish weather so we have what we believe is a very novel rear fender."? Your inspiration? "We do not try to build bikes within any genre. I feel that once you build to a genre you lose the individuality immediately."? Why have you chosen to customise it the way you have""We have purposely designed a bike to be different to what might be expected. It will not be to everyone?s taste, but that?s what we like!"? "Is there one area of the build that has been a highlight/challenge to produce on the bike?"The rear fender. It seemed such a simple idea on paper, but not so in your hands!"
Built By IRISH BLOOD CUSTOMS at Dublin Harley-davidson. 2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Iron, built to strict budget as an entry to the "Custom Kings" UK & Ireland H-D dealer custom 883 competition. Top 5 finalist. Contact us at www.harley.ie and we'll build your dream custom bike!
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