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Return of the Cafe Racers - Cognito Moto CB750

Cognito Moto CB750

"I started Cognito Moto with the black and red Honda CB550 featured on Return of the Cafe Racers last year. This is my latest build a which started off as a '74 CB750 frame and motor I picked up for $400. The original plan was to use parts I had laying around to…


“I started Cognito Moto with the black and red Honda CB550 featured on Return of the Cafe Racers last year. This is my latest build a which started off as a ’74 CB750 frame and motor I picked up for $400. The original plan was to use parts I had laying around to build a 2 up for the wife and I to tool around town. After the initial mock up and back and forth between tanks the build changed quickly and a quickly became bit more extreme.”

“I asked Cliff Meyer of Meyer Built Metal Works to create this custom all aluminium handmade tank which was then Subaru STI black with a bare aluminium insert by Harman Colorworks. The frame  and all misc parts are texture black powder coated. A custom seat pan was made to match the new framing then wrapped in leather.”

“Congito Moto worked directly with FOX to develop a new shock to accommodate these vintage Japanese motorcycles. We used the PODIUM RC1 on this build in conjunction with a GSX-R600 front fork. Later we switched to the FOX PODIUM R to try them out too. In order to attached the GSXR fork the CB750 frame we developed a new stem that replaced the OEM GSR stem and now produce a GSX kit for the home builder.The 17”x 3.5” Sun Rim on the front was laced to the Cognito Moto GSX-R conversion hub and the rear 17” x 4.25” rim was laced to OEM CB750 hub. Special 2 up brackets were made to achieve rearset positioning and rear passanger pegs.”

“We ditched the OEM oil can and cleaned up the triangle with a Cognito Moto oil can. Shoria Battery is tucked into pocket designed into the underside of the tank. The electronic system has been upgraded with Moto Gadget M-unit and gauges replaced with the Moto Gadget Mini and integrated it into our top triple clamp for a clean hidden look.”

Story by Devin Henriques from Cognito Moto in Fishersville, USA.

COGNITO MOTO     |     Images by Miguel Rivera

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