A Harley Adventure Bike? Meet the Stealth 750
While most custom builders have chosen the café or street tracker route for Harley-Davidson’s Street 750, Richy Wilson opted for an alternate route.
“Harley-Davidson corporate wanted us to build a 750 Street custom (for a dealership build-off) to be displayed at the Bangkok International Motor Show. So after looking at all the 750 Street customs that have been built over the world, I have seen café racers, scramblers, etc., however I have never seen anyone build a 750 Street adventure. Living in northern Thailand the mountains are beautiful and have many off road trails. Perfect for the 750 Stealth,” said Wilson.
The Stealth 750 is the first adventure bike we’ve seen using Harley’s Street 750 as a base platform. Richy beefed up its off-road capabilities with an Ohlins motocross arrangement on the front and a monoshock on the rear. Accompanying the new suspension is a 21-inch spoke front wheel teamed to a wave rotor while an aluminum swingarm houses an 18-inch rear, both shod in knobby Dunlops.
The angular gas tank and fenders were hand-fabricated out of aluminum. The bodywork wrapping around the front culminates in a small beak common to many ADV bikes. Behind the wire grill on the front resides twin LED Daymaker headlights. Twin panniers and a hard topcase provide “touring” to the adventure-touring equation.
The Harley Stealth 750 runs a stock 749cc Revolution X V-Twin paired to custom dual exhaust that have been run beneath the tail section for added ground clearance. The tail is outfitted with a pillion and backrest pad. A small skid plate reinforces the bottom of the frame while risers give the new bars clearance above the taller-than-stock tank. The “stealth bomber” grey paint was applied by Bull Shop Chiang Mai.
The Stealth 750 debuted at the 37th Bangkok International Motor Show. It was built by Wilson and his team at Richco Harley-Davidson of Changmai, Thailand, for the international version of Harley’s Street 750 Build-Off. And though Wilson is co-owner and Dealer Principle of Richco Harley-Davidson, he grew up in Kansas where he learned to ride and work on Harleys with his father and grandfather.
*Photos courtesy Richy Wilson and Richco Harley-Davidson Facebook