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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 15 January, 2017

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 15 January, 2017

The best cafe racers, scramblers and bobbers of the week
Eleven hundred cc of Moto Guzzi muscle from Florida, a cafe’d Ducati Hypermotard from Germany, and proof from Jakarta that the Kawasaki ER6n can be turned into a good looking bike. We’re going global this week.

Honda CB550 by Ripple Rock Racers
Honda CB550 by Ripple Rock Racers My local shop, Town Moto in Toronto, has a tradition of featuring a different motorcycle in their front window every month. Sometimes it’s a new bike, like Triumph’s Thruxton R or a Husky Supermoto, and sometimes it’s a custom—like this very tidy brat/cafe hybrid from Winnipeg’s Ripple Rock Racers.

Working with a Honda CB550, ‘OZ’ is described by RRR’s Kemp Archibald as “Comfortable yet stylish, a simple and clean affair with a performance heart.” To get the old Honda to this state, RRR stripped the donor bike down completely before detabbing the frame and taking the cutting disc to the rear end.…

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