Customized Eye Sweet: “La Poderosa,” the Mutant CB750K


Once you jump over a border (or three) and determine to go to the city haunts of Canada’s metropolitan meccas, you’ll rapidly notice that we’ve a few of the most various cultural corners this facet of the Atlantic. 

Being a multicultural nation, you’ll be able to think about the delicacies on both facet of the road is oftentimes out of this world – and the identical may be stated for a customized motorbike construct from Toronto-based bike store Increase Motorworks

A custom Honda bike from the minds at Augmented Motorworks. Media sourced from Augment Motorworks. Photography performed by Mark Luciani at www.marklucianiphoto.com.
A customized Honda bike from the minds at Augmented Motorworks. Media sourced from Increase Motorworks. Pictures carried out by Mark Luciani at www.marklucianiphoto.com.

The donor for this specific venture – a 1974 Honda CB750K – underwent fairly the facelift. The whole rebuilding of the bike’s inline-four coronary heart and carburetor required an put in entrance finish of a 1975 Honda GL1000 (right down to the rebuilt forks and brake calipers).

This was dressed with twin disk brakes and Progressive Suspension fork springs with Race Tech Fork Emulators…all proof that builder Nick Acosta didn’t maintain again on this one. 

A custom Honda bike from the minds at Augmented Motorworks. Media sourced from Augment Motorworks. Photography performed by Mark Luciani at www.marklucianiphoto.com.
A customized Honda bike from the minds at Augmented Motorworks. Media sourced from Increase Motorworks. Pictures carried out by Mark Luciani at www.marklucianiphoto.com.

“When a canine ran out in entrance of Nick Acosta’s 1974 CB750K, it modified his world,” explains BikeEXIF.

“He had simply achieved somewhat brake work and was taking his bike for a spin when a canine torpedo shot out to assault his wheel. Nick tried evasive maneuvers, solely to finish up totaling the bike and severing his calf muscle.”

A custom Honda bike from the minds at Augmented Motorworks. Media sourced from Augment Motorworks. Photography performed by Mark Luciani at www.marklucianiphoto.com.
A customized Honda bike from the minds at Augmented Motorworks. Media sourced from Increase Motorworks. Pictures carried out by Mark Luciani at www.marklucianiphoto.com.

“We don’t get a protracted driving season right here in Canada,” provides Nick. 

“I had a month of intensive remedy for my accidents and spent that point considering of how I might rebuild the bike and get again to driving.

A custom Honda bike from the minds at Augmented Motorworks. Media sourced from Augment Motorworks. Photography performed by Mark Luciani at www.marklucianiphoto.com.
A customized Honda bike from the minds at Augmented Motorworks. Media sourced from Increase Motorworks. Pictures carried out by Mark Luciani at www.marklucianiphoto.com.

To the brand new entrance, Nick added a Dynatek Dyna S Ignition System, garbed with a one-off half fairing and bubble seat by Pacomotorstuff. 

The facility ended up punting out of a Cyclexchange 4-1 Exhaust (with Black Exhaust Wrap), all of which complemented the two-tone black cherry paint by Black Widow Customized Paint. 

A custom Honda bike from the minds at Augmented Motorworks. Media sourced from Augment Motorworks. Photography performed by Mark Luciani at www.marklucianiphoto.com.
A customized Honda bike from the minds at Augmented Motorworks. Media sourced from Increase Motorworks. Pictures carried out by Mark Luciani at www.marklucianiphoto.com.

Different options of this construct, in response to Increase Motorwork’s web site, embrace: 

  • Customized interchangeable seats (twin seat and single cafe bubble seat) by Raven 6 upholstery utilizing positive high quality oxblood pink leather-based with a diamond stitching
  • Customized billet aluminum rearsets, clip-on handlebars, passenger pegs, petcock bowl, higher triple tree, gasoline cap, oil stress gauge, & mini higher triple tree gauge bracket with indicator lights
  • New adjustable rear shocks
  • Customized braided stainless-steel brake strains by Apex Brakes
  • 3D Printed Heavy Responsibility Facet Covers
  • Gustafsson Plastics Windscreen
  • Motogadget LED bar-end indicator lights
  • Nissin Brake Grasp Cylinder
  • Angel Halo Headlight with Halogen Bulb
A custom Honda bike from the minds at Augmented Motorworks. Media sourced from Augment Motorworks. Photography performed by Mark Luciani at www.marklucianiphoto.com.
A customized Honda bike from the minds at Augmented Motorworks. Media sourced from Increase Motorworks. Pictures carried out by Mark Luciani at www.marklucianiphoto.com.

As for the completed product’s christened identify, we’re instructed that “La Poderosa” (which means “The Mighty One” in Spanish) is Nick’s means of paying homage to the bike that Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara and Alberto Granado took once they traveled throughout South America. 

How becoming.

What do you consider the construct?

A custom Honda bike from the minds at Augmented Motorworks. Media sourced from Augment Motorworks. Photography performed by Mark Luciani at www.marklucianiphoto.com.
A customized Honda bike from the minds at Augmented Motorworks. Media sourced from Increase Motorworks. Pictures carried out by Mark Luciani at www.marklucianiphoto.com.

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Hope y’all are attending to some good wrenching within the storage because the season cools off, and as at all times – keep secure on the twisties. 

*All media sourced from Increase Motorworks. Pictures carried out by Mark Luciani*

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