Simple stunning – Fury Honda CB750 Cafe Racer

It’s true. Sometimes the simple things in life are often the best. Take for example this super clean CB750 build from Montreal based workshop Clockwork Motorcycles. No clutter, no mess, no flair. Just clean lines, a simple colour palette and beautifully exposed and finished mechanical goodness. Shop owner Samuel Guertin is an ex-helicopter mechanic of 10 years who made the cross-over to building bikes 2 years ago, a passion he’d been yearning to fulfil. His Honda CB750 Cafe Racer named ‘Fury’ is his latest creation and as he puts it, “Fury is a modern gentleman, The perfect balance between brute and refinement”, and I couldn’t agree with him more.

“Fury is the 4th build to roll out of the Clockwork Motorcycles workshop. When I originally found the donor (a ’71 Honda CB750), it was pretty funny to look at. It was a weird (failed) attempt to a gothic bobber/chopper. It deserved much more. The idea behind the build was to do something fat and bulky. Every shape and line on the bike needed to adhere this theme.”

“I didn’t want any flashy paint or shinny parts that would steal the show. It’s all about lines, shapes and curves, that’s why every colour is a muted tone. To attain my goal I also needed to add some meat. That’s when I discovered and fit the GSX-R forks. I chose the non-inverted ones to keep the vintage look. For the wheels the bulk continues with a 16″ front and rear Harley Davidson rim and Firestone deluxe champion tyres (yes I know…but I don’t care about the hatters). To fit all that rubber the swingarm needed to be 2″ longer, thankfully the resulting look is more balanced due to the difference in length being so subtle and thanks to the chunky tires.”


“The stock oil tank was retained and shaved and a custom side cover fit to the inside of the frame on the opposite side. Both serve the same original goal. For the seat, I wanted something a little outside the box. It’s a mix of leather and suede and the shape was designed with the same idea in mind.  Ginger from New Church Moto took care of the execution and did it perfectly. Everything else on the bike was touched in some way. From the custom bent clip-on bars to the machined top triple clamp. A full engine rebuild was performed including a 836cc bore, Keihin CR29 race carbs and Motogadget M-Unit is the heart of the electrical system”

Here’s the full spec sheet:

  • Shortened, modified and powdercoated frame
  • 2″ lengthened swingarm
  • Progressive suspension rear shocks
  • Suzuki GSX-R600 front fork conversion
  • GSX-R brake rotor and galiper, Nissin master cylinder, stainless steel braided line
  • Custom machined aluminum front hub and top triple
  • Harley 16″ front and rear rims laced with stainless spokes and nipples
  • Firestone deluxe champion 5.00 x 16″ front and rear
  • Rebuilt engine bored out to 836cc
  • Fully rebuilt and blueprinted head with CNC cut valve seats
  • 4-into-1 exhaust with stainless muffler
  • Keihin CR29 race carbs
  • New wiring with Motogadget M-unit
  • Custom electronic box
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Motogadget keyless ignition
  • Motogadget motoscope tiny gauge
  • Custom leather and suede seat
  • Modified oil tank and side cover 


“Born from a desire to return to a more basic, simple way of living. Where things were made with passion and dedication, made to work and last. Clockwork is about turning vintage motorcycles into simple minimalist machines made to be ridden.”