Motorcycle News - Mixology: A Honda cafe with two engines blended into one
“I combine engineering and artistry,” says Nazar. “I work out everything from general plans to the smallest details from both engineering and artistic points of view.”
Case in point is his latest achievement, a beautifully remixed CB750 with class, artistry, detail, and power.
The front forks, the lower triple tree, the front of the frame and some engine parts are all that stayed from the donor.
“This and other issues were completely solved in the CB750 engine, so I decided to take best of both engines”.
But he didn’t stop there.
To finish off the performance mods, Nazar ported and polished the heads, and made a stainless steel intake system. Re-jetted carbs breathe through Kijima pod filters, and a 4-into-4 exhaust provides the “soul-catching” growl and bark.
At the top, Nazar replaced the CB750 tank with one from its odd-duck cousin, the CX500. After treating the tank to custom paint, Nazar fitted a new cap with a modified lock and a Moto Guzzi fuel petcock.
“The Nighthawk has a two-holed mount for the handlebars, so I decided that I should use them. I machined them a bit and used the right hole to install a T&T analog clock and the left hole for a side stand indicator.”
Attached to the front forks is a custom front hub. It’s mated to a Warp9 17 x 2.5 rim with custom made spokes, with a Dunlop K375 tire sweetly hugged by a custom made steel mudguard.
The rider now sits on a custom seat (and aluminum pan) fabricated by Nazar. Underneath is an aluminum swingarm from a Kawasaki Zephyr 750, and between the rails is a Honda Translap 650 rear hub.
This CB750 is a good 20 kilos lighter than the source bike, and details are plentiful—right down to the custom footpegs and chain guard.
Astounding work from the madman in Kiev.
Gazzz Garage | Images by Nazar Poznyakovsky
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June 1, 2018 at 12:10PM