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Motorcycles

March 25th, 2016

This raw looking, ready to roll Honda CB750 custom by Thirteen and Company comes right out of a racer’s heart. A Los Angeles based builder of this custom motorcycle, is led by a former racer Kyle Vara. Kyle, who has been around motorcycles since his infancy, grew up to be an accomplished racer, who always prepped his own motorcycle for racing, until an unfortunate tragedy struck at the Anaheim Stadium in the AMA Supercross Lites Class, and broke his leg and shoulder. And the boredom post that incident gave birth to the brainchild of customising old motorcycles. After starting with a smaller capacity Honda motorcycle, there was no looking back for Kyle. Perhaps, one of the reasons Hondas became an absolute choice for Kyle to customise in the later stage, like this 1981 Honda CB750 Custom, which really needed makeover.

Honda CB750 Custom by Thirteen and Co. Instrumentation Honda CB750 Custom by Thirteen and Co. Right Side Honda CB750 Custom by Thirteen and Co. Right

The idea was to convert a stock Honda CB750 having an upright riding posture into a sleek race inspired café racer. It ran an air-cooled, inline four cylinder engine, which was kept as it is after it was bought. However, a Mikuni CR mechanical carb was added for that extra bit of power, and that is how this Honda CB750 custom started taking shape. To foster the idea of a race inspired café racer, this Honda CB750 by Thirteen and Company was lowered by 4 ½ inches. A new set of 385 mm shocks, Avon MKII 5.00 x 16 tyre, LED tail light (fully integrated in the seat pan), a ready to roar Yoshimura inspired exhaust system were added at the rear. And in the front, a full moto cross style master cylinder and Biltwell grips were fitted onto the new clip ons to suit the sleek styling of this Honda CB750 by Thirteen and Company.

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Honda CB750 Custom by Thirteen and Co. Rear Honda CB750 Custom by Thirteen and Co. Right Rear Quarters Honda CB750 Custom by Thirteen and Co. Right Front Quarters

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