Billet aluminum triple clamps hold the front suspension units in place, while the wheel hub is laced to an 18-inch aftermarket rim. The new rear hoop has the same diameter, and both are wrapped in retro-looking Mitas rubber. WKND’s one-man army also extended the swingarm by around two inches (50 mm), then he fitted a modern pair of adjustable shocks.
Their upper ends attach to a custom subframe, whose rearmost portion supports a circular LED taillight and a removable cowl. Once taken off, it turns that gorgeous black Alcantara saddle into a two-up should the need to carry a passenger ever arise. Flanking the bike’s seat are handmade tubular side covers, and there’s a discreet electronics box stashed between them.
A bit further ahead, you’ll spot the repurposed fuel tank of a Honda CB200, nicely repaired and adapted to suit the CG125. The cockpit area is now home to an aftermarket speedo and a brand-new handlebar, which sports Biltwell grips, compact switches, and fresh control levers. Sergio added a small Bates-style headlamp in that area, too, and there are LED turn signals all-round.
To keep the rear end as tidy as possible, WKND installed a swingarm-mounted license plate bracket that holds a minute fender. CNC-machined rider and passenger foot pegs are also present, along with a custom side stand fabricated in-house. As you can imagine, the donor’s four-stroke 125cc thumper was in dire need of some TLC, so our protagonist had it refurbished inside out and fitted with youthful seals and gaskets.
Combustion by-products are expelled via a powder-coated exhaust system, and the carb breathes through a mesh-covered velocity stack. Finally, we arrive at the motorcycle’s paintwork, which employs a Nardo Grey base and pale gold highlights. These hues appear on items like the fuel tank, side covers, and tail section, but most of the lower components were painted satin-black.