While not as big & flashy as other custom bikes we’ve featured before, the Honda CB350 by Catskill Mountain Customs Inc. is a scrambler boasting qualities we really appreciate: lightness & responsiveness. In other words, it should a ton of fun to ride – especially on mountain trails.
Built as a café racer that could handle country roads but would also be town-friendly, this foxy 2-wheeler began life as “a bone-stock ’72 Honda CB350 that sat non-running for over 20 years,” with almost all parts “rusted, dented or seized.” A new, in-house crafted subframe replaced the old one, the front forks were rebuilt, the wheels re-laced and fitted with Shinko dual-sport rubber. There’s also a new, hand-shaped steel tank, an aluminum front fender, battery box and rear cowl (which acts as a guard for flying debris), and new wiring, while the engine has been completely overhauled and now sports a stainless steel exhaust system. Said to be “incredibly light,” the bike wears a café racer style leather seat and an ultra cool paint scheme. [via]