We’ve all seen Sportsters for sale with assorted Storz street tracker parts added on and they’re usually pretty nice bikes, but this one is definitely different. This is a 1995 Sportster 883 Storz bought new, way back when, to use as a showcase for all of the pieces he had in the catalog. It had the pampered life of a celebrity, it spent a couple of years at motorcycle shows looking good for the crowds, then it was in photo shoots to highlight the Storz catalog items. Eventually it was sold to a restaurant owner who displayed it on a stand for 9 years. When the restaurant closed, the owner put it in storage.
Recently, our friend Richard Pollock of Mule Motorcycles, was looking for a Sportster as a donor bike for an upcoming project when he found this one for sale. The bike had just 501 miles on it and the owner wasn’t going to give away a bike this special, but they came to an agreement and Mule carted it home.
He was all set to pull all of the pieces for use in some other builds, but when he started to clean it up he realized this was already a beautiful finished street tracker. It has a new battery, horn, turn signals and tires, and after cleaning the HS42 Mikuni carb, it fired right up and runs like new, because it is.
If you ever wanted to have a Storz street tracker without all of the work of first buying and swapping out all of those parts, this is probably one of the nicest you’ll find.
Link: Storz XR883 on eBay