When you spend your days poring over cafe racers, scramblers and trackers, it’s easy to forget how alluring an original classic can be. Oftentimes it’s a good resto-mod that hits the mark—a bike that strikes the balance between vintage charm and tasteful, modern upgrades.
Rawhide Cycles have this down to an art. Their first bike, a classy Honda CB750 dubbed the ‘Golden Goose,’ immediately captivated us. Now they’ve taken another stab at the CB750. Let’s say hello to ‘Sweet Jane.’
Rawhide are based in Nampa, Idaho, but this commission came from a customer some 800 miles south, in California. “He came across the Golden Goose when we had it listed for sale,” says shop boss Brandon Wurtz.
“He called right after we sold it, so we discussed the possibility of building something similar, but taking it further.…