Honda Nighthawk 250 Cafe Racer : Modification Inspiration

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Name the most uncool motorbike you may consider. Or a billet-covered Hayabusa having an elongated swing arm. Oh no, in case you truly wish to plumb the depths of freezing, frosty lameness you would be really hard pushed to beat the Honda CB250 NightHawk. In Australia, it is (in)famous as the bicycle the public servants attracted in their tens of thousands to get the government’s Motorbike Learner Schools and, just when you thought there was more you can do in order to hamper a bicycle’s standing, they went and welded giant protective wreck frames . As for me, I could not think of a worse bicycle as a beginning point for a custom build. Which makes that which you see all the more astonishing.
Here is John. “Brant Shalikashvili resides in Washington, DC. He works in the Pentagon. He does not own or desire a vehicle. He came to us with a rather unusual request. He wanted a bicycle to ride around DC and also to his occupation throughout the river. Something small, fun and light about town — but really Classified.”

“Lately our riding friend DeeDee Ray had offered me ’92 Nighthawk 250 plus it was be an ideal donor bike. It is dependable, light and certainly not fast. Additionally, Greg (CM mechanic) was needing us to Classify one only to see whether it might be carried out.

We discussed layout and may inform that Brant had a love to the traditional cafe fashion. That is something we have prevented so far, actually because it is being covered pretty thoroughly outside from the motosphere. Of all of the bikes we have assembled, this one seems like a cafe racer.

Note notched pipes into accomodate rearsets

It has got large gnarly tires. It is somewhat different style for us, however it is unquestionably Classified.

There were plenty of small things to determine about that one, but complete the construct has been trouble free. Until we got into the foot and exhaust controllers. Brant is quite tall and we went to amazing lengths to receive his feet at a comfortable place. Sad to say, the very best position interfered with the mufflers in a large way. It appears there is something similar to that on each build. I figured the only way to maintain the pins in the favored position was supposed to notch out the headphones to clean the pegs. It seems awesome. I broke down and purchased a pair of billet Loaded Gun back sets. Alex TIG welded the foot controller mounts. The entire thing cost 15 times what I anticipated. However, I really like the outcome.”

“Another challenge was coaxing a tiny power from this very small motor. The huge tires did not help, but we did not wish to give the ability to roll up over any suppress so we did lots of playing with sprockets and jetting to acquire the finest all-around texture. But of course, if we had been searching for wheelies and burnouts, we wouldn’t have begun with the CB250. We love the way that thing looks and feels. So does Brant. I’m convinced critics will provide us the newsflash it isn’t fast. Neither is an older Karmann Ghia, but they are both enjoyable and easy to love.”

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