A couple of our Harley riders and their custom parts from Omega Racer.
Here is the epitomy of a Cafe Racer: essential, simple, lightweight, to the point.
To say “function over form” would not be quite accurate though…
The Omega Racer hand-beaten aluminium tank “Mugello” and the aluminium seat cowl are a perfect example of “Function meets form”!
We congratulate the owner, Frank Degen, for completing his project, and we’re happy to have lent a hand in the process.
We’re very proud to announce that our customer Kevin Anderle won the first prize at the Progressive International Show with his 2006 Sportster. We supplied the shiny bits, namely the fairing, tank and seat cowl and Kevin did the rest. Congratulations Kevin!!!
Joseph approached us for a custom made aluminium tank for his Sportster 883. We did our best to materialize the vision he had for his bike. Judging from his feedback, we think we did well.
I’d like to say a very big thank you for the Harley 883 tank I bought. It was a while ago, and before you started offering them on your website. The team at Omega Racer were nothing but helpful during the back and forth emails with measurements and requirements. The result was a tank that fits as good as it looks, right down to the petcock being in exactly the same place and the handlebars not touching the tank dimples. It gets compliments everywhere I go.
It’s my first motorcycle build of any kind. I’ve always loved cafe racers since I was back in high-school (2004) and a local shop, Exotics Inc, spent some time building a couple custom cafes. That was the first I’d ever seen something like that. I actually own a 79 gs750 cafe, I love cafe lines and the overall look. Most of my motorcycle life has been spent on modern sport bikes. I love the aggressive styling. As of late, I don’t have the desire to burn up the track like I used to, so I bought a little Sportster Bobber. I love the raw sound of the Vtwin and the customization that comes with a Harley! During Covid lock down I was in my garage and was thinking…man, if I could have a bike that had that old cafe look, aggressive and clean like a sport bike, and with that raw vtwin rumble…. so I looked for another sportster and decided to make just that.
Again, never built a bike before. My dad Ron McKee has owned a paint and body shop in Winston Salem NC for nearly 40 years, so I’ve seen alot of cool stuff and had access to see alot of cars and motorcycles come together in their final stages. In the past few years my dad and I started a Modified Stockcar racing team “McKee Motorsports” building, operating and maintaining open-wheel race cars powered by Chevrolet 350 engines. Building those really gave me the confidence to say, “I can take on a bike”. (I added the 09 to the bike as thats the number on the race car!)
In my day job I’m a telecommunications district manager, so this was going to be a spare time thing. I just spent a few hours a night, tinkering in the garage from May until October, building exactly what I wanted, no corners cut.