Honda CB750 Cafe Racer by RW Motorcycles

Honda CB750 Modern Cafe Racer

An old superbike gets a modern makeover…

The Honda CB750 was the “original superbike” — a four-stroke street, strip, and track weapon that radicalized the UJM (Universal Japanese Motorcycle). However, the 750cc Hall-of-Famer is getting in long in the tooth these days. While the air-cooled motor still has impressive punch, the brakes and suspension could use some updating for the modern rider.

Honda CB750 Modern Cafe Racer

Enter Francisco of Rusty Wrench Motorcycles, aka RW Motorcycles — a workshop, brand, and store for bike lovers in Faro, Portugal. Francisco’s client wanted a blend of contemporary and classic influence, a modern CB750 cafe racer. RW Motorcycles delivered with this stunning blue-and-blue beauty.

Below, we get the full story from the builder himself, along with a striking set of photos from Remy Gonçalves (@remy_goncalves).

Modern CB750 Cafe Racer: Builder Interview

Honda CB750 Modern Cafe Racer

• Please tell us a bit about yourself, your history with motorcycles, and your workshop.

My name is Francisco and I was initially in the car kustom business, but motorcycles were always a big passion in my life. I built my first bike in 2015, which was a success and since then I have been doing kustom building to some friends. Now I am finally doing it full time for my clients! You can see other projects done on our website.

I created the brand Rusty Wrench Motorcycles with an open store to the public with some accessories and clothes for biker lovers in Faro – Portugal, since last year, and it was an old dream came true!

Honda CB750 Modern Cafe Racer

• What’s the make, model, and year of the bike?

This is a Honda CB Seven Fifty 750.

Honda CB750 Modern Cafe Racer

• Why was this bike built?

Customer project.

Honda CB750 Modern Cafe Racer

• What was the design concept and what influenced the build?

It was a bit of a modern and classic influence. Modern cafe racer.

Honda CB750 Modern Cafe Racer

• What custom work was done to the bike?

The riding style was changed with front clip-ons directly from the front fairing, a LED headlamp was installed as well as a digital speedometer. The subframe and the seat were modified. It took new brake discs and exhaust system. It was finalized with a personalized painting.

Honda CB750 Modern Cafe Racer

• How would you classify this bike?

Cafe racer.

Honda CB750 Modern Cafe Racer

• Was there anything done during this build that you are particularly proud of?

The front fairing, the work done on the subframe and the license plate support.

Honda CB750 Modern Cafe Racer

Follow the Builder

Instagram: @rwmotorcycles

Photographer credit:  Remy Gonçalves (@remy_goncalves)

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