Lucca Customs is a helmet brand and custom motorcycle builder located on the Brazilian island of Florianópolis. We previously featured their Kasinski Comet cafe racer. Now the team is back with this red-hot Honda NX350 Sahara scrambler. The Honda NX350 was a 336cc, 31-horsepower dual sport built from 1988-1999, mainly for the Brazilian market.
Lucca Customs sought out the help of Brazilian garage Wolf Motorcycles, located in Blumenau. They worked together to build a dynamic dual sport scrambler/tracker with an exclusive front. The result is the “Banzai 350cc” you see here. Below we get the full story on this NX350 scrambler.
Banzai 350cc: Builder Interview
• Can you tell us about your workshop?
Lucca Customs is located in Brazil, on an island called Florianópolis. We are a brand of helmets and our passion for motorbikes and helmets has made us embark on the world of customization. Our projects are made for us without extreme intention on sale, we say that we do not build motorcycles, we create dreams.
• What’s the make, model, and year of the bike?
Honda Sahara 350cc year 1996
• Why did you built this bike?
The bike was built to establish a new partnership between Lucca Customs and Wolf Motorcycles.
• What was the design concept behind the build?
We wanted a clean, dynamic bike with an exclusive front. Thus was born the Banzai 350cc.
• What custom work has been done to the bike?
The base bike was a Sahara 350cc, with sub-chassis change and with tank ML, inverted suspension and front brake with 350mm with Brembo calipers and to make the design even more premium, we used the master cylinder of CRF230cc.
The seat was handmade and tailor-made, the Fat Bar handlebar to leave the front more robust. Speaking in front of the plate made exclusively to the Banzai with adaptation of headlights.
Already on the back we used an Arrow, wheel of XRE300, Falcon brake system not to mention the Mitas Trail tires.
• Was there anything done during this build that you are particularly proud of?
Yes, the friendship and established partnership with a garage that will surely make everyone successful: @wolfmotorcycles