The Devil Wears Prada and Rides a Honda CB350 [Photo Gallery]
Mike wanted a nice, tamed cafe-racer with neat, clean looks, and Tony Prust of Analog delivered. But since riding a really low bike on a daily basis might sometimes become dangerous due to bad road conditions (read potholes and all), Prust had a very cool idea.
Given the fact that Mike Hranica already had a very clear idea on the stance of the new bike, the front end remained just as high, with the rear being lowered a bit by using Gazi shocks. Adding in the classic cafe-racer tall sidewall Firestone tires made things look just right, no uncanny spaces left.
Mottomoto had the engine worked on and brought to stock specs, fitted with premium K&N filters and Mikuni VM30 carbs, and loaded with short, sportier silencers. The rear subframe had of course, to be modified to accommodate the new seat. With low handlebars and bullet turn signals, the CB350 got a new paint job, but nothing fancy: just to make it look like a new bike, sober and very elegant. Now, the CB350s may be seen as hipster bikes, but this one is really nifty.
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