” Some custom bike builds are completed in days. Others take weeks or months. But this new build from Classified Moto, a postmodern take on the classic Honda CB cafe racer, took well over two years. You might have seen sneak previews on the Classified Moto Facebook page, but this is an exclusive look at the studio images. They’ve been worth the wait.
There’s a good reason this CB took so long. Six months after Ryland got laid off from his advertising job and set up his workshop, a former co-worker asked him to build a bike. “I offered Ricky the ‘friends and family’ treatment,” says Ryland, “on condition he let me do what I wanted—and helped me with the build.”
After hours, Ricky joined Ryland and mechanic Greg Ownby in marathon garage sessions to tear down the donor bike, a 1980 Honda CB750F Super Sport. ‘SuperStrada’ slowly took shape.
The whole front end is from a Yamaha YZF-R6 sportbike, including the forks, front wheel and hand controls. The forks are locked into place with Classified Moto’s signature triple tree conversion, using a custom billet upper clamp. ”
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