After recently featuring AdHoc's 3rd Cafe Racer build it wouldn't be right if I didn't take a quick look back at his second. Based on a late model CB750 'Night Hawk', Ad Hoc has managed to achieve the unachievable, he's made it look good. Don't get my wrong, I love the CB, it's just that somewhere around the late 80's early 90's the Honda design department lost sight of the CB's rich history in favour of "modern styling" which was quickly outdated.
To begin the Nighthawk's makeover the bike was completely torn down with only the engine and frame remaining. Something I never liked about the evolution of the naked motorcycle was when they went from beautifully paired tank/seat combos to tail ends that were basically straight off a full fairing motorcycle in the manufacturers existing model range. This resulted in elongated rear ends that made the fuel tanks look stout and the whole bike look unbalanced. Thankfully AdHoc had no interest in retaining the Nighthawks original bodywork so it was swiftly scrapped. The rear of the frame was cut away and the swing arm, foot controls, wheels, forks, seat and headlight were all discarded to make way for a long list of custom parts.
AdHoc Cafe Racers | Images by Nacho Hernando
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