Cafe Racers are a dime a dozen these days and we’ve seen countless designs appear on the custom scene throughout the years, but few of them can compare to the expertly crafted bikes produced by California’s Kott Motorcycles. Their 1975 Honda CB550 is a perfect example of a pure breed cafe racer, with just the right stance, agility, and power.
Fitted with a fine-looking CB 750 SuperSport fuel tank, chosen for its “overwhelming aesthetic fullness and presence,” the bike features a shortened frame with an aggressive, handmade, steel seat which optimizes the ride’s proportions. A four into one header and custom slash cut muffler help to almost compartmentalize the motor and convey a front heaviness to the bike, allowing for the rear half to remain clean while highlighting its own features.
The build is complete with a new exhaust system, new tires, a set of Kott’s proprietary rearsets, and a timeless green color scheme complemented by an olive brown leather upholstery and reserved chrome-plated details.
Images by Alex Martino