HARLEY SPORTSTER 48 ‘MISS UNIVERSE’ – SHAW SPEED & CUSTOM – BIKEEXIF
Ahhh the humble Harley Sportster. Here in the middle United States, they are a dime a dozen. Most don’t draw a second glance from me anymore. When a Sporty comes along that makes me do a double take, my interest gets perked. This little lady from Shaw Speed & Custom, does not deserve a second look; it demands hours of scrutinizing observation. Built for an English gentleman who has a love for vintage racers and time pieces, ‘Miss Universe’ incorporates the philosophy of both. She is a performance machine that has been built with the precision of a Rolex. I won’t waste my time going into the build, jump over to the BikeExif article for that. What I will say that I am always amazed at what Shaw Speed & Custom can do to such a bland ubiquitous motorcycle. I’ve owned two Sportsters, and thought I was pretty much over them. Builds like this leave me kicking myself for ever getting rid of my American Iron.