Japanese model, Activewent all the best way with this Honda GB350S in its cafe racer construct that includes the mannequin. Everything from physique panels to some improved efficiency bits was thrown into the construct.
If you stare on the bike from a distance, you’ll observe that it’s a clear construct with out a lot fluff. Get nearer, nevertheless, and it is possible for you to to identify the eye to element and the delicate efficiency enhancements that don’t stick out like a sore thumb. The components used on this construct have been taken from Active’s catalog particularly made for the Honda GB350 which was launched someday round May 2022.
The construct begins with a Honda GB350S, a typical motorbike with a 348cc single-cylinder engine that punches out 19.7 horses and comes paired with a five-speed handbook gearbox. The motor’s air-cooled which is consistent with the retro theme of the construct, and it additionally comes inventory with a single 310-millimeter disc within the entrance with a dual-piston caliper, together with a 240-millimeter disc on the rear with a single-piston caliper. Keeping issues traditional, the bike additionally comes with a set of dual springers on the rear together with a typical telescopic entrance fork.
From there, it was off to the customized components division that beginning with a tank by JAMTEC which was painted with a customized black and silver coloration scheme. Active managed to drop the burden of the bike by 4 kilograms or about 8.8 kilos, and this was achieved by means of eradicating heavy inventory components in favor of lighter and extra aesthetic items which can be consistent with cafe racers.
It could seem that the body was left inventory, however Active put a efficiency damper to offer the body some added stiffness. Given how the GB is a retro mannequin, it sports activities a body that doesn’t use the engine as a harassed member, so some tweaking was finished to compensate for its antiquated design. On high of that, the rear suspension was additionally lowered to offer the bike a pleasant stance, and a distinct set of wheels was used and options six spokes as an alternative of the multi-spoke solid set discovered within the bike’s inventory type. Then the entrance brake caliper was additionally modified out for a Galespeed Blaborate four-piston caliper for added stopping energy.
The bike additionally incorporates a customized high hat that options customized foldable levers, clip-ons, and two analog gauge pods. The single-seat cowl’s additionally fascinating, because it was derived from the inventory GB350S seat.
The base value of a Honda GB350S will set you again about $4,400 USD (¥594,000 JPY). It’s unclear how a lot the whole invoice of the construct was, nevertheless it’s not unattainable for catalog builds like this to set you again near or over double the quantity of the bottom bike.