Founder David Widmann and Workshop Manager Mario Weiser-Kolland of Austria’s NCT Motorcycles have been quietly building some of the most stunning custom motorcycles in Europe and beyond. David, who’s been passionate about bikes since he was four years old, has one of the best eyes for aesthetics in the business, while Mario’s technical knowledge is simply world-class. Says David of their builds:
“With our motorbikes it’s like: No one needs them, but everyone wants them.”
We were thrilled to see the Austrian duo tackle one of the most iconic vintage motorcycles in the customs scene, the CB750. Specifically, they started with a 1978 CB750F, the last of the SOHC machines. Their intent was to create a sporty café racer to a very high level of execution.
The result is the “Green Arrow,” an absolutely stunning specimen featuring Showa forks, handmade exhaust, Motogadget m-unit electrical system with keyless ignition and alarm, and much more.
Below, we get the full story on this mean, green machine.
Honda CB750F Café Racer: In the Builder’s Words
First of all, we stripped down the whole bike. After that, we reworked the frame, included an extra strut and powder-coated the
frame in black. We rebuilt the rear frame and adapted the seat cowl.
The exhaust is handmade, and the pipes are from Spark. What we did next was to replace the front suspension with upside down forks from Showa.
We renewed the whole electrical system with a brand new m-unit and a new AGM battery that got hidden under the side cover.
The 750 got a fresh Keyless Go function and an alarm system. The old handlebar got replaced with a lower cafe racer handlebar, which got a new m-switch system and high-quality components from Motogadget (speedometer). The old headlight got replaced by a smaller full LED light. The old brake cables were replaced with new stainless steel ones.
The tires are from Avon: 120/90/18 in the back and 100/90/19 in the front. The bike got new footrests, which we’ve milled to have extra grip. We had to modify the engine as well to be able to have a smooth drive. The engine still has its original power output but has been completely overhauled.
The new seat got covered with brown original leather.
The hardest part was to rebuild the front suspension and to fix the discs and brake calipers on the original wheel. But we like these parts most about the build. The exhaust is just beautiful and great combined with the rear section. And the tank with its new color scheme looks just amazing. We are more than happy with the new look of the build and would describe it as a sporty café racer.