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Return of the Cafe Racers - Back on Two Honda CB350 Cafe Racer

Back on Two Honda CB350 Cafe Racer

Building one of the only Cafe Racers in your country is no mean feat, especially when you live in a place where both OEM and aftermarket parts for your chosen donor bike are hard to come by. Lior is a custom builder based in Israel who runs his own workshop under the…

Building one of the only Cafe Racers in your country is no mean feat, especially when you live in a place where both OEM and aftermarket parts for your chosen donor bike are hard to come by. Lior is a custom builder based in Israel who runs his own workshop under the name ‘Back on Two’. His latest creation is the “HuF” Honda CB350 Cafe Racer and it’s clear that all the hard work he put into this build has paid off.

“I bought the CB350 back in November 2011, with a vision to make a pure cafe racer out of it. The first thing I did was completely dismantle it, then I started playing with the design concept. I spent days and nights just staring at the bike, imagining how each and every part could connect perfectly to the other, creating a clean, balanced look. I used a ’69 Benelli Mojave fuel tank, a universal seat and the rest of the parts I bought from anywhere I could (eBay, Dime City Cycles and virtually any online shop that offered cafe racer parts).”

“In order to tie together the frame of a CB, the tank of a Benelli and a universal seat, I designed racing stripes from the tank to the tail, connecting them and creating a harmony between them all. Every part of the bike was restored and built with my own two hands (excluding the paint job, which was done by Erez Dror). The rear fender came from a Ducati 900SD and all the aluminium parts were painstakingly polished.”

“All the work on this bike and the other bikes I have restored was done in my house. The kids got used to having bike parts mixed with their toys and carburettors in their drawers.”

It’s always a pleasure to feature builds from different countries. If you have a bike you’d like to see on Return of the Cafe Racers you can submit it here.

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