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Music-inspired custom Harley rocks Kraków

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The Hard Rock Cafe Racer custom Harley created by Game Over Cycles
The Hard Rock Cafe Racer custom Harley created by Game Over Cycles
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References to the world of music and music gear feature heavily on the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles
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References to the world of music and music gear feature heavily on the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles
The Hard Rock Cafe Racer custom Harley created by Game Over Cycles
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The Hard Rock Cafe Racer custom Harley created by Game Over Cycles
The Fat Boy wheels of the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles have been blackened out and etched with grooves to look like a vinyl record
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The Fat Boy wheels of the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles have been blackened out and etched with grooves to look like a vinyl record
The Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles has a coil cover shaped like a Strat body
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The Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles has a coil cover shaped like a Strat body
The guitar-shaped coil cover on the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles includes a tremolo arm for adjusting pressure
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The guitar-shaped coil cover on the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles includes a tremolo arm for adjusting pressure
Brass, patina and copper plating features heavily on the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles
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Brass, patina and copper plating features heavily on the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles
The vinyl record-like 16-inch Fat Boy rear wheel of the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles
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The vinyl record-like 16-inch Fat Boy rear wheel of the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles
The swing arm of the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles is designed to look like the fretboard of a guitar
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The swing arm of the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles is designed to look like the fretboard of a guitar
Detailing on the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles
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Detailing on the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles
The Fat Boy wheels of the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles have been blackened out and etched with grooves to look like a vinyl record
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The Fat Boy wheels of the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles have been blackened out and etched with grooves to look like a vinyl record
The Cafe Racer's air filter takes the form of a classic vocal microphone
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The Cafe Racer's air filter takes the form of a classic vocal microphone
Brass, patina and copper plating features heavily on the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles
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Brass, patina and copper plating features heavily on the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles
The battery box of the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles is shaped like a guitar amplifier
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The battery box of the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles is shaped like a guitar amplifier
The speed and oil pressure gauges of the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles have been designed to look like the dials of a coffee machine
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The speed and oil pressure gauges of the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles have been designed to look like the dials of a coffee machine
Detailing on the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles
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Detailing on the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles
Even the disc brakes gets some music gear treatment on the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles
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Even the disc brakes gets some music gear treatment on the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles
The Cafe Racer's exhaust system is based on a saxophone, with adjustable openings to tweak the bike's growl
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The Cafe Racer's exhaust system is based on a saxophone, with adjustable openings to tweak the bike's growl
The guitar-shaped coil cover on the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles includes a tremolo arm for adjusting pressure
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The guitar-shaped coil cover on the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles includes a tremolo arm for adjusting pressure
The seat of the Cafe Racer has been engraved with musical references, including notation from the chorus of AC/DC's Highway to Hell
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The seat of the Cafe Racer has been engraved with musical references, including notation from the chorus of AC/DC's Highway to Hell
Detailing on the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles
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Detailing on the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles
The gold-flaked Hard Rock Cafe logo on the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles
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The gold-flaked Hard Rock Cafe logo on the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles
The Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles
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The Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles
The swing arm of the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles is designed to look like the fretboard of a guitar
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The swing arm of the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles is designed to look like the fretboard of a guitar
The battery box of the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles is shaped like a guitar amplifier
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The battery box of the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles is shaped like a guitar amplifier
The gold-flaked Hard Rock Cafe logo on the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles
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The gold-flaked Hard Rock Cafe logo on the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles
From left to right: Stanislaw Myszkowski - Game Over Cycles Owner, Paulina Macek - Hard Rock Cafe Kraków General Manager, Pawel Broniszewski – Barista S.A. Chairman
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From left to right: Stanislaw Myszkowski - Game Over Cycles Owner, Paulina Macek - Hard Rock Cafe Kraków General Manager, Pawel Broniszewski – Barista S.A. Chairman
The Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles was officially unveiled recently at the Hard Rock Cafe Kraków in Poland
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The Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles was officially unveiled recently at the Hard Rock Cafe Kraków in Poland
The Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles was officially unveiled recently at the Hard Rock Cafe Kraków in Poland
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The Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles was officially unveiled recently at the Hard Rock Cafe Kraków in Poland
The Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles was officially unveiled recently at the Hard Rock Cafe Kraków in Poland
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The Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles was officially unveiled recently at the Hard Rock Cafe Kraków in Poland

Polish custom bike outfit Game Over Cycles has redesigned and modified a Harley Davidson Sportster 883 to include a host of parts influenced by music and music gear. The Cafe Racer was created for the Hard Rock Cafe Kraków in Poland and "shows just what happens when the motorcycle world and the music world collide."

"In creating the Cafe Racer no detail was coincidental," said company owner Stanislaw Myszkowski. "The ideas for custom parts, their formation and their positioning all have a precise meaning within the concept of the bike. This requires creativity and unusual solutions, and the GOC team all played their part in making this unique bike a reality."

From left to right: Stanislaw Myszkowski - Game Over Cycles Owner, Paulina Macek - Hard Rock Cafe Kraków General Manager, Pawel Broniszewski – Barista S.A. Chairman
From left to right: Stanislaw Myszkowski - Game Over Cycles Owner, Paulina Macek - Hard Rock Cafe Kraków General Manager, Pawel Broniszewski – Barista S.A. Chairman

Just about every part on the original Sportster – from the frame and engine covers to the wheels and exhaust system – has been modified to rock and roll. The music-influenced components don't just look good, but many are also fully operational elements of the customized motorcycle. In fact, the only non-custom component of the Cafe Racer is its original 2004 Evolution engine.

The vinyl record-like 16-inch Fat Boy rear wheel of the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles
The vinyl record-like 16-inch Fat Boy rear wheel of the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles

The GOC mods include rear swing arms designed to look like a guitar fretboard, solid black 16-inch Fat Boy wheels that are etched with tracks like you'd find on a vinyl record and a gearshift in the shape of a turntable's cueing arm.

The Cafe Racer's air filter takes the form of a classic vocal microphone
The Cafe Racer's air filter takes the form of a classic vocal microphone

The Cafe Racer's air filter takes the form of a classic vocal microphone (like the Shure Unidyne), there's a coil cover shaped like a Strat body that includes a tremolo arm for adjusting pressure and sucking fuel into the carburetor, and the battery box that takes the form of a guitar amp.

The guitar-shaped coil cover on the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles includes a tremolo arm for adjusting pressure
The guitar-shaped coil cover on the Cafe Racer by Game Over Cycles includes a tremolo arm for adjusting pressure

The exhaust system is based on a saxophone, with adjustable openings to tweak the bike's growl, and the seat has been engraved with musical references, including notation from the chorus of AC/DC's Highway to Hell. The Cafe Racer also sports a few nods to its new home, including speed and oil pressure gauges designed to look dials of a coffee machine and of course a gold-flaked Hard Rock Cafe logo.

Head on over to the gallery for lots of quality photos of this one-of-a-kind custom Harley.

Source: Game Over Cycles

4 comments
chase
It may not have been their intent but due to the copper color it looks more steam punk than anything else. At least from a distance. At closer look, yes you see the music correlation. Even so... Steam punk is my first impression. Which is definitely not a bad thing. It came out looking great. Congrats.
McDesign
That front wheel pick-up point looks about as strong as a folding aluminum tubing lawn chair.
Martin Hone
Yes, I agree with McDesign, but it's not like this thing is ever meant to be ridden. Hell, it's based on the 883, which has never been a powerhouse. I guess the next step is to make a piece of art look like a motorcycle, rather than the other way around...
Imran Sheikh
That back suspension design will rip the flesh out of riders thigh. Make it monoshock below the seat.. Else the design is Pretty Neat