Classified Moto brings this Honda CB 750 Cafe Racer back to life

Virginia-based Classified Moto has been putting its signature flair on vintage motorcycles since it started up back in 2011. Founded by John Ryland, countless “Classified” machines have brought back to life in this workshop and one of its most impressive examples of work has recently been released.

Drawing inspiration from a vintage spacecraft, this Honda CB 750 Cafe Racer took a gruelling four years to complete and taught Ryland and his team “a lot about pricing bikes, estimating timelines, and things to avoid and embrace!” This old school NASA-esque design features a vintage brown leather seat, a quasi-white frame with touches of copper and silver, but the front-end swap modification from a Yama YZF-R6 R and a single-sidedswingarm from a Triumph Sprint ST is what really stands out.

Head over to the Classified Moto website to view more of its custom models.

Yamaha introduces the new XSR700, a custom-style edition of the MT-07.

The inherent risks taken by heritage companies when returning to classic designs is inescapable, as through time, the process has become quite dull and uninteresting. However, Yamaha looks to prove doubters wrong with its new cafe-inspired motorcycle, the XSR700.

In a short promotional clip, the company depicts Japanese-born custom motorcycle builder Shinya Kimura meticulously crafting the XSR700, passing a proverbial torch to a young apprentice. Already receiving high-praise from riders who’ve had the opportunity to test it, the two-wheeled racer avoids the dangerous clichés attached with retro-built automobiles, harmoniously blending high-performance parts with a clean outer-aesthetic, which includes a two-texture leather seat, an aluminum fender, headlight brackets and fuel tank, mesh side panels, exposed engine, a shorter exhaust can and a slew of other accessories. Available in Forest Green and Garage Silver, the XSR700 will go on sale in Europe this November along with its full specs, for a yet-to-be-announced price.

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Yamaha XJR1300 “Dissident” Celebrates Bike’s 20th Anniversary

Doing things the way they’ve historically been done can be a bore sometimes. In terms of motorcycles, Yamaha’s XJR series is one of those standard rides, but the brand knows that a fresh perspective yields compelling results. That’s the thinking behind the Yamaha Yard Built program: first established in 2012, Yard Built allows Yamaha to collaborate with some of the finest aftermarket tune shops around the world – offering new takes on its classics. For the latest release, here we find Yamaha and Porto-based workshop it RoCkS! bikes celebrating 20 years of XJR excellence with the XJR1300 “Dissident.”

With the release intended to elaborate on the existing silhouette without losing its spirit, designers Osvaldo Coutinho and Alexandre Santos made gilded additions to the air flow pipes, four of which flow from the engine through the tail. On top of this, the duo added high-end YZF-R1 forks for a smooth ride, as well as a complex ISR braking system with new cylinders and 340mm dual discs. All this is completed by a handmade leather seat and vintage pearl/gold paint job.

Of particular note, itRoCkS is making all of the additions used publicly available, so interested XJR1300 owners can contact them via Facebook for pricing.

Custom Honda CB1100 by Dimitri Bez

Adhering to the current customized motorcycle trend, industrial designer Dimitri Bez has built his own personalized café racer, inspired by the Honda CB1100. Bez has created a tailored racer that’s both functional and ornate. The tactical CB1100 features polished geometric lines and raw technical elements, resulting in a unique design that balances vintage and modern aesthetics.

Check out Bez’s website for more information on the motorcycle.

SUPER taps artist Keiichi Tanaami on design of custom Honda NX650 Motorcycle

As a nod to its Spring/Summer 2014 “MOTORPSYCHO” collectionSUPER tapped iconic Japanese artist Keiichi Tanaami to customize a collaborative motorcycle. Recalling the collection’s “VISIVA” series, the project utilizes a 1988 Honda NX650 from Italy’s Basic Garage as a canvas, applying Tanaami’s intricate lines and bold splashes of color to the black bike’s gas tank and nose cone.

A unique one-off and a celebration of creativity, the Tanaami-customized NX650 will be on display at a variety of exhibitions around the world in the months to come.

 

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Beijing-based custom shop Bandit9 presents the EVE Concept motorcycle

 

 
Beijing-based custom motorcycle design shop Bandit9 presented their latest creation in Saigon, the EVE Concept. Using a 1967 Honda SS as the starting point, which was supposedly the first Japanese bike ever imported to Vietnam, the team finished the bike with a chrome unibody, custom exhaust, custom handlebars, exposed suspensions, a cattle skin leather seat and chrome/bronze detailing.
Priced at $4,600, you can pre-order yours by emailing the shop.
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