Mabel, baby, we hate to see you leave, but we love to watch you go!
That’s right guys, the CB750 we built in partnership with Iron and Air is going to be on it’s way to it’s new owner soon. An unassuming Steve Matiasz from Brooklyn NYC has been chosen and is chomping at the bit to get the bike so he can tear up the streets of Brooklyn.
This entire build has been one of great triumph both for personal and business reasons for Herm and I. The ability to give back and build a bike to give to someone for free is something that both of us never dreamed we would be in a position to do. We have to thank all our partners and sponsors for affording us that opportunity because without them this would never have come to fruition.
Erick Runyon of Choppershotz
Henry Canup’s Polishing
Iron and Air Magazine
Pro-Fab Powder Coating
Steel Dragon Performance
And with all that – unless you were some poor sob trying hard to get off the grid, you’ve probably heard all about it by now.
Upstart moto heads, Iron & Air Magazine, on some hair-brained, PBR induced trance, decided to convince to rebuild a Honda CB750 and then, get this – GIVE IT AWAY. And that’s just what just happened at the 8th Annual Barber Vintage Festival in Ace Corner.
The donor was a rusty old POS that Herm and I found, haggled for, and then hauled back to the shop to begin the ceremonial breakdown. Wasting no time, acting as raging beasts, we reduced the classic ride down to a bucket of bolts.
Mabel, The Dime City Cycles ‘78 Honda CB-750K Cafe Racer glows with class. From its show stopping Legendary Motorcycles bodywork, the stainless steel Cone Engineering muffler with 4-into-1 exhaust, to the Progressive Suspension, the DCC 750K Cafe is bees knees. With its powerful engine and sharp handling, you’re guaranteed to grab all the looks from the opposite sex at the local pub.
Its throaty engine sound has no equal. Power comes from four cylinders displacing 736cc’s with a Dyna ignition keeping things in pace. The eight valves are operated by a simple, single overhead cam. Fuel is metered through four synchronized Keihin CR carburetors, equipped with an accelerator pump for throttle response that even “Mike The Bike” would be proud of.
With five well-spaced gear ratios to select from, the 750k can split lanes through downtown traffic or stretch its legs on those long country rodes we all love. And when you encounter that one obnoxious squid on a GSX-R 600, you can merely slide back a tad in the saddle, down-shift a gear or two and leave him in the dust – completely taken aback by the fact that an old heavy lump of metal just ate his modern power range cycle for breakfast.
While the DCC CB-750K Cafe does sacrifice the ability to carry a passenger in exchange for performance and styling, you won’t care…women will follow you wherever you go anyway. Sleek and low-profile instrumentation, new Progressive front suspension with reduced static friction, and special dual-stage damping shock absorbers that can handle small as well as harsh bumps with equal efficiency will make heads turn eveywhere. As one of the world’s premier cafe racers, the DCC CB-750K Cafe has a reputation second to none. It has the performance, styling and heritage of a champion.
And if all that isn’t enough, how about the paint job done by Moe Colors? Something Keith Richards would call his own, the lines and colors bode total “Rock Star.” And then there’s the first class powder-coating by Pr0-Fab Customs and the polishing work by Henry Canup of GetPolished.com. This baby drops swagger, instead of oil. Hopefully Steve will break the ton regularly and make both Herm and I proud!
Here’s the rest of the photos to take a peak at too!
- 1978 Honda CB750 Engine w/ Dyna Electronic Ignition
- Customized 1978 Honda CB Frame w/ Full Rear Loop
- Keihin CR Racing Carbs
- Custom DCC/Cone Engineering Performance Tuned 4-into-1 Exhaust System
- DCC Original Rearsets w/ Cable Driven Rear Brake
- 7-way Adjustable Steering Damper
- Front and Rear Progressive Suspension w/ 2″ Shorter Front Tubes
- Legendary Motorcycles Manx Tank w/ Monza Cap
- Legendary Motorcycle Thruxton Seat w/ DCC Originals Cushion
- DCC Original “Speed” Bars
- Nissin Controls
- 2.5″ Mini Guages w/ Mounting Bracket
- All New Cables, Hoses, Et Cetera
- DCC Original British Headlight Bucket
- Stock Honda CB Wheels Powder-coated Black w/ Stainless Steel Spokes and Red Nipples
- Front and Rear Avon Road Rider Tires
- Paint work by Moe Colors
- Powder Coating by Pro-fab Customs
- And A Whole-Lotta Love from Herm and Jason @ DCC!