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Saw this on the French outfit Ruleshaker’s Facebook and thought I had to post it (even though the pictures are shit) as it is something different.
The Honda CB450 is for sale, hit them up if you want more info.
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Saw an amazing bike on Instagram so messaged the owner asking for good pics and he hasn’t got any but he does have this video bio.
Check out a fellow tumblr Retro Moto.
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This CB400 Cafe Racer from ATJ Project in Poland looks very similar to their CB450 Street Tracker. There must have been a special on the the blue paint. I’m not a fan of racing colours (especially gulf colours) on totally non related bikes, just doesn’t make sense to me. That’s more my problem than ATJ’s as they obviously have skill and have produced three excellent bikes. Check the blue stitching on the seat, that is a nice detail.
What do reckon, does it pass the grade as a Cafe Racer?
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Got an email from Poland the other day. Not an official email from Bronislaw Komorowski or anything but from Adam of ATJ Project. He sent pics of a few of his bikes and the one you see above is a CB450 Street Tracker.
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I’ve featured some of their smaller bikes before so it’s probably time to revisit some of their newer work.
While they seem to be knocking out DOHC CB750 street trackers with ultra thin flat seats seemingly every week, the bike that caught my eye was this CB450 bobber.
More pics here
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It’s that time of the month again!
Here are my favourite 3 bikes that are up for November bike of the month on the Do The Ton Forum. There are 5 bikes up for nominations this month. Head over and place your vote.
It’s a pretty tough call this month although I think I have a favorite. Which bike are voting for?
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Does this bike look familiar?
It should, it’s featured here before and then went on to be featured on bikeexif a couple of weeks later and then everyone else who can right click and copy put it on their blog (and deservedly so, its beautiful.)
I passed Eric’s (the owner) details onto fellow Perth Cafe Racer member - Darren, as he was thinking about building a Virago cafe racer. Eric is nearly finished building a sensational Virago Cafe Racer and is about to take professional photos and share them with the world. For a sneak peak, check tomorrows post ;)
Let’s hope Darren can build something as cool as Eric. Would love to see a super cool Virago around the streets off Perth soon
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A few more pics of Eric’s Honda CB450.
I suggested to Eric that Chris at BikeEXIF would be interested and asked him if it’d be ok to pass the photo’s on and see what Chris thinks. To see some proper shots of this no bullshit bike, I’d keep an eye on bikeEXIF this month ;)
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Got an email from an architect on the other side of the world last week. Eric said he’d seen The Brat on BikeEXIF recently and was checking out our blog and noticed that we have a project about to start called “Rusty”.
It just so happens that Eric has just recently purchased a bike he affectionately calls “Rusty”, a ‘74 CB450 made by Holiday Customs in Portland Oregon. Over to Eric…
“I affectionately named the bike Rusty, due partly to its original paint scheme, but also the copious amounts of rust still present on the bike when I bought it. The builders in Portland seem to be going for a very rough, grungy look, and I kind of liked it.”
Eric has always been into all things two wheels and bought his first Motorbike 12 years ago. What was it I hear you ask? Oh, only a Ducati 916!
“I owned a bunch of Italian beauties over the years, then eventually moved towards Japanese track machines. I picked up dirt biking about 5 years ago and have been hooked. I also ventured into supermotos, but crashed in my first race and tore my ACL. That led to a bunch of down time which eventually led to me purchasing Rusty.”
“The bikes kept getting faster and faster, but I started longing for a slower, funner, naked bike of some sort to ride on the street at more reasonable speeds. I’d owned a Monster, but wanted something even more unique. I’d been collecting images of café racers for the past few years. I loved the pure, shiny café racers, but also loved the fat tired, all matte-finish bikes. I didn’t even know the term Brat existed at that point.”
“While recovering from my surgery, and having some cash on hand from selling my dirt bike, I decided I was ready to buy a café racer. After several weeks of Craigslist and ebay shopping, I stumbled upon “Rusty”. I was blown away. The second I saw it I knew it was exactly what I wanted. More unique and interesting than a café bike; the proportions were perfect to me.”
“I LOVE rusty. I ride him more than all my other bikes.”
If this photo was taken today, you wouldn’t see the bike as it’d be under four feet of snow. Not much riding of Rusty going on at the moment.
When I first saw pics of Eric’s “Rusty” I loved it. It put a smile on my face straight away. The first word I used to describe it was “honest”. It’s a no bullshit bike that just wants you to ride it. The best kind in my opinion.
….psssst, wanna get a sneak peak at his next bike?
“I completely re-wired rusty, and have done a ton of maintenance. Then I got brave and started my own project bike. Inspired by the guys at Classified Moto, I started a Virago 750 project. I have been working on it in my spare time for the past 4 months. Here’s a little photo of it: it’s about 70% done.”
It would be easy to say “Oh yeh, but he’s an architect, he should know how to build a good looking bike” but then an architect designed this didn’t they?
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