Honda CB750 Brat-Cafe 3
The Honda CB750 still is one of the most popular bikes for custom projects. It’s a great machine, has lots of power and since the introduction back in 1969 there are thousands and thousands produced. Till date, there is a massive fan base and a huge aftermarket for parts. This bike is built by Tom, owner of Purpose Built Moto, a workshop from Down Under, fabricating small numbers of high-end motorcycle parts. The base bike, a 1992 CB750 (RC42) in fact was from one of his best friends, Mitch. Tom and Mitch go way back since their childhood, and from the moment they were old enough to ride motorcycles, they’ve been riding together. Unfortunately, Mitch had an accident and didn’t ride for a long time. But once Tom started building cafe racers and parts he started to get interested again, and he bought this CB750 as a project to work on together. While Tom was responsible for the design, parts and custom work, Mitch assisted with the assembly and helped Tom with all the bits and pieces. The result is pretty cool.

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Words by Tom:

Words by Tom:From the start, I saw a short framed seat with an aggressive feel throughout. The bike doesn’t really suit a classic cafe racer or brat style so we decided to get creative and set aside the genres for this build. We used modern streetfighter styling on the front, a short brat style seat and the tank and fairing color scheme was taken from a 70’s model CB. It’s a pretty famous Honda burnt orange. When I look at the lines of the finished project, it reminds me of my British bulldog somehow… It’s short, low to the ground with a skinny tail and wide shoulders.

From the start, I saw a short framed seat with an aggressive feel throughout. The bike doesn’t really suit a classic cafe racer or brat style so we decided to get creative and set aside the genres for this build. We used modern streetfighter styling on the front, a short brat style seat and the tank and fairing color scheme was taken from a 70’s model CB. It’s a pretty famous Honda burnt orange. When I look at the lines of the finished project, it reminds me of my British bulldog somehow… It’s short, low to the ground with a skinny tail and wide shoulders.

The frame was shortened and hooped at the rear. The custom built seat was covered in Black leather with color matched stitching to the tank. I designed and manufactured a one off custom triple clamp for the bike, deleting the handlebar mounts and cleaning up the front end. To up the anti on the aggressive look, I added dual LED light bars with a custom fabricated mount.

The mechanics of the bike received TLC all round. Carb rebuild and new jetting to accommodate the pod filters, Custom exhaust, new suspension and braking upgrades. The bike was re-wired to suit the new LED lighting with a new battery box and electrics tray. once assembled it was taken for a complete test and tune with our mates at Garage 37 in Brisbane.

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Honda CB750 Brat/Cafe Mods

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By Published On: April 27, 2017Categories: Bratstyle, Cafe Racer0 Comments on Honda CB750 Brat/Cafe by Purpose Built MotoTags: , 3.4 min readViews: 724

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Ron Betist grew up with motorcycles with a father heading the Amsterdam motorcycle police force. He has been riding (legally) for over 40 years and motorcycles are his true passion. With a life-long career in marketing and sales he has a huge international network. He joined as a contributor at BikeBrewers in 2017 to spread his word about bikes with the rest of the world.

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Honda CB750 Brat-Cafe 3
The Honda CB750 still is one of the most popular bikes for custom projects. It’s a great machine, has lots of power and since the introduction back in 1969 there are thousands and thousands produced. Till date, there is a massive fan base and a huge aftermarket for parts. This bike is built by Tom, owner of Purpose Built Moto, a workshop from Down Under, fabricating small numbers of high-end motorcycle parts. The base bike, a 1992 CB750 (RC42) in fact was from one of his best friends, Mitch. Tom and Mitch go way back since their childhood, and from the moment they were old enough to ride motorcycles, they’ve been riding together. Unfortunately, Mitch had an accident and didn’t ride for a long time. But once Tom started building cafe racers and parts he started to get interested again, and he bought this CB750 as a project to work on together. While Tom was responsible for the design, parts and custom work, Mitch assisted with the assembly and helped Tom with all the bits and pieces. The result is pretty cool.

Honda CB750 Brat-Cafe 2

Words by Tom:

Words by Tom:From the start, I saw a short framed seat with an aggressive feel throughout. The bike doesn’t really suit a classic cafe racer or brat style so we decided to get creative and set aside the genres for this build. We used modern streetfighter styling on the front, a short brat style seat and the tank and fairing color scheme was taken from a 70’s model CB. It’s a pretty famous Honda burnt orange. When I look at the lines of the finished project, it reminds me of my British bulldog somehow… It’s short, low to the ground with a skinny tail and wide shoulders.

From the start, I saw a short framed seat with an aggressive feel throughout. The bike doesn’t really suit a classic cafe racer or brat style so we decided to get creative and set aside the genres for this build. We used modern streetfighter styling on the front, a short brat style seat and the tank and fairing color scheme was taken from a 70’s model CB. It’s a pretty famous Honda burnt orange. When I look at the lines of the finished project, it reminds me of my British bulldog somehow… It’s short, low to the ground with a skinny tail and wide shoulders.

The frame was shortened and hooped at the rear. The custom built seat was covered in Black leather with color matched stitching to the tank. I designed and manufactured a one off custom triple clamp for the bike, deleting the handlebar mounts and cleaning up the front end. To up the anti on the aggressive look, I added dual LED light bars with a custom fabricated mount.

The mechanics of the bike received TLC all round. Carb rebuild and new jetting to accommodate the pod filters, Custom exhaust, new suspension and braking upgrades. The bike was re-wired to suit the new LED lighting with a new battery box and electrics tray. once assembled it was taken for a complete test and tune with our mates at Garage 37 in Brisbane.

Honda CB750 Brat-Cafe 5 Honda CB750 Brat-Cafe 7 Honda CB750 Brat-Cafe 8 Honda CB750 Brat-Cafe 9 Honda CB750 Brat-Cafe 6

Honda CB750 Brat/Cafe Mods

Follow the builders:

Website | Facebook IG Tom | IG Mitch

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By Published On: April 27, 2017Categories: Bratstyle, Cafe Racer0 Comments on Honda CB750 Brat/Cafe by Purpose Built MotoTags: , 3.4 min readViews: 724

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About the Author: Ron Betist

Ron Betist grew up with motorcycles with a father heading the Amsterdam motorcycle police force. He has been riding (legally) for over 40 years and motorcycles are his true passion. With a life-long career in marketing and sales he has a huge international network. He joined as a contributor at BikeBrewers in 2017 to spread his word about bikes with the rest of the world.

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