Sometimes with a little imagination and a lot of elbow grease a bike can be built on a tight budget. This is the case for the feature bike today DP Customs 79 Cafe.

Justin tells us this bike was built for himself some time ago when they were moving and setting up the shop. Unfortunately his time spent with this bike was short lived and he ended up passing it on to a new owner.

1979 Harley  Cafe Racer 7The 79 Cafe was made from a matching number stock standard Harley Ironhead, the brothers usual favorite. According to Justin “I wanted to do something different, so I modified the frame to accept different tins. I used a NOS Benelli tank and fabbed up the rear cowl”

All parts on this 79 Cafe were hand crafted by the Del Prado brothers. Justin wanted to give this bike a raw 1979 Harley  Cafe Racer 6and mechanical look so went with the machined steel and clear-coat theme.  The bike also features Clubman bars with one-inch raisers and a side mounted brake light. The exhaust design is our favorite; it took a few sleepless nights for Justin to come up with this stunning exhaust design and I bet you can hear this bike from a mile away.

This Cafe Racer does not have a single drop of paint on it and there is not need for that, sometimes less is more. According to Justin the 79 Cafe turned out pretty cool and it definitely sounded awesome and of course looks great in the sun!

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Manu Dubey
Founder and Chief Editor at Moto Rivista. When he isn’t editing articles for Moto Rivista he is working as a User Experience Strategist. Passionate about two wheels since childhood, plans on building his own motorcycle soon!