Just over a month ago we did our first feature on a bike from Vintage Customs, ‘The Redline’ and as we said then it would definitely not be the last! This time the bike is a stunning 1969 Honda CB350 Brat-Style custom titled ‘The Speedster’.
Just over 41 years has passed since this bike came to life and it’s safe to say a lot has changed since 1969. This Honda CB350 has certainly seen a different day, whilst looking spick and span and receiving one hell of a customization, it still has some subtle reminders that this baby is in-fact old; a Vintage look, a leak here or there, and I’m sure ‘The Speedster’ requires an owner who understands how to treat this Vintage beauty.
Jay started the build on the CB350 by completely rebuilding the motor. The block and the head have been finished with a gas & oil resistant paint and the side cases have been polished to a nice shine. The kick start pedal has been modified to use an old school brass pedal and the exhaust on the ‘The Speedster’ is the original and has been wrapped with black header wrap. The carburetors have been fully restored and installed with a new set of aluminium velocity stacks mounted to them.
The frame of the ‘The Speedster’ has been modified slightly; excess tabs and mounts have been shaved off. To keep the Vintage theme the forks and fork cover have been kept as originals. The rear shock comes from a Honda Rebel 250, which gives the bike a low stance. The bike rolls on original CB 18-inch front and rear wheel with new 3.5 x 18-inch Firestone reproduction tires, which looks flawless on this bike giving it true Vintage spirit.
The bike also features a very small AGM battery which is mounted below the swing-arm and gives the bike a very clean look. The aluminium TT500 tank is finished in Regal Red & Black with gold pin-striping, one off handlebars and retro red grips. This beauty does not have any turn signals, but when all the eyes are on you then you don’t need to signal. With a very little kick-start effort this beauty will fire up to rock all the bells in town.
Currently of sale on ebay.com (Click here) and with a ‘Buy it Now’ price of $4200 USD, don’t hesitate to check it out. It is safe to say that at Moto Rivista we are big fans of ‘Vintage Customs’.