Shaw F1-XLR Nightster inspired by 1920s Harley-Davidson board racers
The prototype bike was dyed in a beautiful smoky grey tone resembling the color of the McLaren Formula 1 Team. It is still part of a project that Shaw started in collaboration with an Australian businessman. The Shaw F1-XLR Nightster sports the Nightster 1200 V-twin engine with a set of unique custom pipes and a ram-air intake. In addition, it features modified Covington rocker covers, larger pushrod tubes and a shortened cam cover.
The manufacturer has also removed the upper rear subframe and the fender rails, but added a brand new small sporty rear fender. The area that includes the seat has also undergone a few changes, while an extended swingram is anchored by WP shocks, the oil reservoir has been relocated to the split-design gas tank and the bike has been converted to chain-transmission.
It’s the boardtrack style and sensation that makes this bike so unique. It features rear and front 21-inch tall Machine Wheels and 13-inch rotors and six-pot calipers and in terms of braking. The bike could be admired on the occasion of the Masterpiece London, a week-long art and antiques fair.