Sammy the CB100 is the creation of Ace builder Darren Brown. Sammy is described by Darren as "more of a mascot than motorcycle, more art than machine, more Honda CR than CB... and it runs as well as it looks".
Sammy is a stunning looking little CB with it's custom tank and paint scheme, shiny brass petcock, custom made clip-ons and classic racing style seat.
"When we unloaded it we couldn't wait to start the little beast and give it a short run. Turn on the fuel, a little choke on the new carby, flick the switch and a lazy swing on the kickstarter... There was an immediate and eager "brrappp" from that beautiful alloy muffler, a few moments of fast idle, then a blip on the throttle to unleash all the rampaging horses. Hmmm, definitely an open-face helmet sort of bike... T-shirt and shortie gloves will do for this first quick run."Capable of true Ton-up speeds (Onlyl just! Top speed is a claimed 120kph) design considerations like the period style headlight add to Sammy's Cafe Racer styling. The standard speedo was retained and sits atop a polished top yoke and custom warning light cluster
"We did a quick turn out front of Maranello Motorsport, just to show those Ferrari guys a thing or two, then back up the street. Yes, all five gears present and correct and Sam proves man enough to haul my ageing arse back to the shop."
Sammy now takes pride of place at the front doorstep of Darrens workshop, mid-life cycles where he draws constant attention and gets plenty of curious bodies in the doors.
Darren's work is generally focused on bigger (faster) bikes but Sammy is his show stopper. It's always great to see a bike that wouldn't usually get a second look turn more heads than a hot blonde.
Mid-Life Cycles will be piecing together a limited run of Sammy replicas which are available on special order. Contact Mid-life Cycles for details.Sourced from Just Bikes.
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