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Chris’ Harley-Davidson XL1200S “Giraffe From Hell”

This 1998 Harley-Davidson XL1200S performance chopper belongs to Bike Shed Media Director Chris Nelson, who is based out of Long Beach, California. Built over the past two years by Shaun Guardado at Suicide Machine Co., the Sporty chop’s exaggerated proportions seem perfectly sensible when Nelson’s long, lanky arms hang from the foot-tall handlebars. Nelson says, “This bike feeds me in a way no one else can understand. Some people will see this highly functioning expression of self as abhorrent, not only because it’s different, but also because it’s a Sportster, which is wrong since the XL1200 is one of the best platforms for customization. Every time I walk out to the garage and see this bike, I can’t help but smile.”

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So very cool fab bike