As you browse their inventory, you will come across a variety of stunning projects, such as the insane T22 Synthesis (based on a Kawasaki Ninja 150 RR), a brutal makeover of a 1984 Honda CB250N that’s been dubbed T09 Prototype and one very rectangular Yamaha Scorpio 225, by the name of T05 Cross.
One thing’s for sure, the Thrive crew aims to blow your mind with their outlandish creations and will stop at nothing to fulfill that goal. To give you a better idea as to what they’re all about, we’ll be taking a quick peek at what they’ve accomplished with Portia, a heavily customized 1980 Honda CB650 that looks absolutely demonic!
Without going into any other details, you can probably conclude that this was one hell of a machine back in the ‘80s. As to Portia, this fierce animal's origins as a standard Honda CB650 are almost unrecognizable.
For starters, the team started by conceptualizing “a ’60s style rounded fairing with an aggressive stance up front and an angular ’80s tail section.” As soon as the customer agreed to have the project head in this direction, Thrive began working on Portia’s incredible bodywork. The custom fiberglass front fairing is accompanied by a retro windshield from Geba Parts, while the bike’s aluminum tail section, large fuel tank and alloy front fender have all been hand-crafted with the intent of strengthening the classic aesthetic.
In terms of the inline-four engine, it was thoroughly restored by Kandang Ayam Garage, to then be provided with a custom four-into-two exhaust system, tweaked carburetors and a new set of velocity stacks. Finally, Portia’s spectacular bodywork was finished in a gorgeous gloss black base and white stripes, but its hand-made aluminum tail remains uncovered. To wrap it all up, the company added a plethora of decals that make this Honda look like it’s ready to devour the racetrack.
If you happen to like this mean machine as much as I do, I’d suggest that you head over to Thrive Motorcycle’s Instagram account. Their portfolio will leave you speechless!