The Witch is Lorenzo Richards first bike he worked on, its a 1997 Harley Davidson Sportster 883. I love bikes that have character, that’s what it’s all about you live and breath the bike when your restoring or customising the take on a character and life of there own. This particular bike Lorenz said “I had some difficulties with her, one day she was running great – the next she wasn’t. That’s why I call her “the witch”. I’m glad we are friends now.” I love heat shield tape and with that cool military theme it almost looks like sandbag material and finishes everything off.
It’s the little touches on this bike I really like, the Corona Beer bottle cap looks sweet onto of the steering pin bolt and the handkerchief wrapped round the front. I like the ignition relocation too, fits in really we with the whole look of the bike. This is a relatively modern bike but I love what Lorenz has done, it’s an almost vintage / badlands military look which is really cool, lots of leather straps and the leather pouch up front is amazing. With the warn army green tank and fender which is from an old Norton. I love this bike it’s one of the coolest I’ve ever featured on the site, it’s all helped by the great photography which has also been done by the multi talented Lorenz Richard in his studio.
Lorenz is a professional photographer and you can really tell with the beautifully presented images of The Witch. Great lighting which sets the mood and feel for the bike and shows of all the detail work that he’s put in. Today Lorenz is based in Zürich and works for several magazines, agencies and brands like Red Bull, SBB, Skoda, Bombay Gin, Valiant and Curaprox. In 2011 he became senior photographer of the Playboard Magazine and you can see why with these motorcycle photographs.
Images: Lorenz Richard