Honda Dominator Becomes Vintage Cafe-Racer [Photo Gallery]
Turning this dual-sport machine into a flat-tracker is however, much easier that it seems, thanks to the easy going build of the bike. Stripping the plastic bodywork leaves a bare frame which can then be modified fairly easy, while adding parts from other motorcycles helps changing the look and feel of the Honda.
So here's one of Cafe-Racer Dreams' (CRD) new Dominator builds, so pleasantly different from the original bike. Yamaha XT500 tank makes the biggest change, if we were to consider the most prominent element on the bike.
The old-school tank and fork gaiters take this Dominator way back to the 1970's or so, despite modern elements such as the Renthal bars, the Ohlins rear shock or the top-notch K&N filters CRD has also changed the off-road wheel combination to a more street-oriented one, with a smaller front rim and a bigger rear one.
The custom seat is a great color match for the exhaust pipes and engine covers, altogether mixing exceptionally with the uncanny cream frame and the smooth green/silver design of the tank.
Far from being just a show bike, this Dominator can be ridden on a daily basis, rain or shine, thanks to its convenient fenders and street Firestone tires.
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