When Honda first came to America, the motorcycle market was mainly Harley-Davidsons, Triumphs and Nortons, all of which had their appeals but also had quirks and problems. Honda's bikes were smaller and had far less prestige, but their dependability began to give them a good reputation. The other makers still had the advantage of larger engines and higher speeds, but that all changed when Honda's CB750 hit the showrooms. It quickly became one of the most desired bikes around and remains a classic to this day. It's also one of the most popular bikes for a cafe racer. Aftermarket parts abound, which means no two bikes might look or even perform the same.

Welcome to CB Cafe Racer, home to Ace's 1975 CB360

Back in the 70's you didn't buy a race bike - you built one. You took whatever you had and stripped it down to the bare minimum and did things to boost the horsepower. For some owners the appearance of their bike is secondary, but not for me. Ace's CB360

See how I transformed this abused and neglected little Honda...

...into this show-quality jewel suitable for display inside my office or ready for a fun day the the track.

Ace's CB360

Some projects can get out of hand. There are countless stories of people who bought an old car or bike and thought a couple weeks of easy work would put their new toy on the road. Instead they went deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole until something completely different emerged. My bike was no different. It spanned nearly two years and a boxful of money but I think the result was worth the effort.

Think of this site as a magazine article on how the bike was designed and constructed. For those of you who want to build your own, or change your existing ride, I hope this will give you some ideas and tips on fabrication. If you have questions, send me an email.

My little bike earned a page in Cafe Racer Magazine!

Check it out!