Motorcycle News - Evolution of the Species: Hookie Co.’s ‘Wolf’ Honda CB750
Their latest work pays testament to their progression as designers and builders. It’s based on the popular Honda CB750 K7, of the 1978 variety. And while it cuts a similar silhouette to previous Hookie CB cafe racers, there’s actually a lot of interesting stuff going on.
“The K7 was chosen mainly because of two reasons. First our customer wanted a bike that has the same year of manufacture as him. And secondly, the K7 belongs to the last series of the SOHC engines, and is therefore said to be the best of its kind.”
Hookie traditionally name their bikes after animals; this one’s called ‘Wolf,’ and has the bite to back it up. For starters, the engine’s been rebuilt with an 830 cc big bore kit. It now breathes through a set of rejetted Keihin PD46 carbs, with pod filters and a new accelerator pump.
To make sure all that power gets to the tarmac, Hookie have upgraded the chassis too. Up front are the upside-down forks from a Suzuki GSX-R. The back’s propped up on a set of custom-length YSS shocks.
Hookie wanted classic tread—but not too classic—so they picked out a pair of TÜV-approved, and decent performing, Shinko SHR270s. The rear drum brake’s had a full refresh, and the front’s been upgraded to a Nissin setup with an Accossato master cylinder.
A rear cowl with a built-in LED taillight ‘hovers’ over an under-seat oil tank. Both are hand-made from aluminum, and there’s a pop-up filler cap on top of the cowl.
The ‘Wolf’ is more than just a reskin though. Under the hood, it’s running a completely new wiring harness, with a lithium-ion battery stashed under the swing arm. The system runs off a Bluetooth-enable Motogadget m.unit Blue, and features an upgraded electronic ignition.
You’ll also spot new clip-ons, and a ‘Whiskey’ throttle and grips from Biltwell. The foot controls are a modded set of Tarozzis, while a powerful LED headlight from TruckLite lights the way.
And that’s Hookie in a nutshell: a perfectly judged livery, flawless stance and all the right bits upgraded.
via Bike EXIF http://www.bikeexif.com
May 14, 2018 at 12:10PM