‘This bike still gives me goosebumps’
Nick found this machine lying unloved and rusting away in a shed and it’s taken him three years to create this sparkling example of perseverance. He said: “The base bike was a CB360 G-model from 1975. I ditched pretty much everything apart from the motor and chassis.”
As a starting point for the build the engine was refreshed, followed by the frame, which was modified and strengthened. The subframe was lengthened and braced to support a new carbon-fibre seat unit. The lines of the bike are helped from the tank, which came from a CB900F and Nick made the carbon-fibre front mudguard himself.
With other commitments, Nick found finding time to get it completed the most challenging aspect of the build. But he’s happy with the result, saying: “I called her the Keiryo Café Racer, after the lightweight category in sumo wrestling.”
Meet the Keiryo – named after sumo’s lightweight class