Today we’re proud to present “Growler,” a BMW-influenced 1988 Honda NX650 Dominator built by the crew at Neuga Budapest. Based in Budapest, Neuga is the shop of three Hungarian BMXers:
- Benedek Eszteri: Mostly handles electronics and ergonomics.
- Dániel Králik: Dani directs the art side of the projects.
- Róbert Tóháti: Robi serves as the engineer.
On any given day, the crew might be building fixed-gear bicycles, guitars, furniture, or motorbikes. Of their moto builds, they say:
“Based on our knowledge of the mechanics and bicycle motocross we have evolved to produce motorbikes for everyday use with handling as compact and responsive as a BMX for flowing the streets everyday.”
As well all know, motorcycles are born from bicycles, and there is something so pure about this BMW-styled build. Robi was kind enough to give us the full scoop on “Growler.”
“Growler,” Honda Dominator: In the Builders’ Words
(Words by Robi Tóháti of Neuga Budapest. Our highlights.)
- Honda Nx650
- 1988 First series
At first place, we stripped the whole bike to the bones and then the whole engine to pieces. The subframe got completely redesigned with handmade BMX style braces.
Every piece got painted, powdercoated. All the screws, nipples got a yellow galvanization for a better result.
On the front wheel the speedo mechanism was replaced with a machined alloy spacer. The speedo is a cross style digital Koso. The front fender is repositionable with custom made brackets.
The Antigravity battery is placed in a CNC machined box under the seat. The tank is from a Suzuki DR125 with a matching paintjob and a custom made fuel filler cap. The oil cap is custom made as well.
The turn signal is designed and produced by us. The exhaust system was redesigned and fabricated with stainless steel. The carbs got rejetted because of the open exhaust system and the direct air filter.