MIDNIGHT EXPRESS. Mule Motorcycles’ Mean Harley Sportster Street Tracker
As always at this time of year, Harley have just wheeled out their 2018 models to the world’s eager press. Sure they look cool but all we can see is the big, fat hole where there isn’t a street tracker. C’mon Milwaukee! Just slap a light and some indicators on the XG750R and be done with it. No? Well, that’s cool because Mule Motorcycles’ Richard Pollock, a.k.a. California’s king of trackers, has just delivered us a Harley Sportster XL1200 street tracker that should keep all but the most unhinged of HD tracker fans happy for a millennia or three.
Far from being a regular walk-in customer, Mel Cary, the bike’s new owner, used to work alongside Rich. “The bike was built by Mel and myself at Mule Motorcycles. Mel was my right hand man for a couple of years after a long career as a machinist and engine builder, working mainly on Top Fuel dragsters and drag boats”. Mel has owned several hot Ducatis and dirtbikes in the past, but after a few years of doing machine work for Mr. P, he was clearly bitten by the street tracker bug. Now it was time for him to build his own.