Honda CB600F Hornet Becomes a Tribute to Freddie Spencer’s CB750F Super Sport

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Look at this damn thing; it just begs you to twist that throttle with confidence!
Back in 1981, a racing legend named Freddie Spencer rode Honda’s CB750F Super Sport to victory in the AMA Superbike Championship. As such, this mighty feat led to a second-place podium, solidifying the CB750F’s (and Spencer’s) reputation as a force to be reckoned with. A little while back, a couple of reputed Spanish workshops teamed up to pay tribute to Freddie’s majestic achievements.

The firms in question go by the names of Vintage Addiction and Octopus Soul Bikes. For this project, their weapon of choice was an early 2000s model from Honda’s popular CB600F Hornet lineup. The donor bike is powered by a liquid-cooled DOHC inline-four mill, with sixteen valves and a healthy displacement of 599 cc.

At 12,000 rpm, this untamed beast is capable of producing up to 97 ponies. On the other hand, a respectable torque output of 48 pound-feet (65 Nm) will be accomplished at around 10,000 revs. This leads to a respectable top speed of no less than 140 mph (226 kph).

Vintage Addiction kicked things off by replacing the bike’s stock fuel tank with a CB750F’s module. On the opposite end, you will find a custom tail section housing a pair of round taillights that bring about that sweet retro aesthetic. Next, the OSB team stepped in to craft an aluminum belly pan, new side panels, and a bespoke seat pan to round out the cosmetic pizzazz.

Furthermore, we notice a couple of number plates attached to the Hornet’s subframe. To enforce the desired theme, they wear Freddie Spencer’s signature number, while the belly pan was honored with an assortment of classy racing decals. To wrap it all up, the moto wizards installed a tiny digital gauge from Koso, aftermarket handlebars, and a unique exhaust system that keeps things looking rad.

At this time, the total cost of this glorious build remains a mystery, but we’re willing to bet all that painstaking labor and top-grade components aren’t exactly cheap. One thing’s for sure, Spencer would be proud!
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About the author: Silvian Secara
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A bit of an artist himself, Silvian sees two- and four-wheeled machines as a form of art, especially restomods and custom rides. Oh, and if you come across a cafe racer article on our website, it’s most likely his doing.
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