The Harley-Davidson XL1200C Kimera, a Sportster Cafe Racer, demands attention.

A few years back, South Garage began the transformation of a 2006 Harley-Davidson XL1200C Sportster. With its robust Evolution V-twin engine boasting 79 pound-feet of torque, it served as an excellent mechanical foundation. However, the suspension, brakes, bodywork, and exhaust were all replaced. The bike was stripped down to a blank canvas, whereupon South Garage crafted custom aluminum bodywork, including a striking fuel tank and cafe racer tail with a leather saddle. Ohlins suspension components were added, along with Brembo brakes for enhanced stopping power. The ergonomics were refined with CNC-machined foot pegs, a one-piece handlebar, and modernized controls. The intake and exhaust were upgraded for improved performance, and the bike was finished with a sleek burgundy and brushed alloy livery, earning it the moniker "Kimera."