Argentina’s custom culture scene has been blowing up in recent years, and Herencia Custom Garage is right at the heart of the action. HCG’s primary builders, Federico Lozada and German Karp, have more than thirty bikes to their credit, but most of their builds are street trackers or scramblers. Now the duo is back with their latest creation, and it’s something they have never tried before: a Honda CB750K cafe racer.
Most builders have at least one Honda CB cafe racer under their belts, so it can be hard to stand apart from the crowd. However, Fede and German were highly successful, creating a blood- and bone-colored CB750 that we would love to blast through the busy streets of Buenos Aires or over the rolling hills of the Argentine wine country.
Federico gave us the full story of the build in Castellano, which we have translated below.
Honda CB750K Cafe Build: In the Builder’s Words
(Words by Federico Lozada. Translated by us.)
The base of this motorcycle is a Honda CB750K. The challenge we encountered with this bike was to make something that we never make: a “cafe racer.”
We adapted the completed front end, suspension and wheels from a Triumph SE. We fabricated the side covers en fiberglass, and the tail section and seat as well.
The exhaust is segmented stainless steel we welded custom to the bike. We wanted a “sober” bike, and so we used brand colors and insignias that are of the era.
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