We keep hearing that the "80's are in" and this sleek 1983 CB1100F muscle bike resto-mod from Dime City Cycles just might make believers out of us. The motorcycle was built for the "Race to Rebuild" motorcycle giveaway sponsored by Dairyland Cycle & Motorcycle Classics. It was built in a few months time but as with most things it came together nearing the finish line as the date to pick the winner drew near. This was in no small part due to Herm & Jason's hustle and prowess.
The great thing about this build is how well it maintains its factory look and integrity. No small task considering what went into building this bike. At twenty feet away the bike looks the part of a mostly stock 1983 CB1100F but take a few steps closer & the differences start jump out at you.
The first thing that might pop out at you is the just left of center profile created by the FXCR replica fairing by Airtech, the custom tail, and the paint scheme (Kevin Bates) that echoes the factory. With a few key tweaks they subtly yet profoundly altered the lines of the bike. The next difference you might notice is the GSXR USD swap. While this has been hot idea for builders to retro-fit modern suspension to vintage bikes it seems to flow with this bikes lines and intention seamlessly. If Honda had that technology in 1983, no doubt it would have been on that bike rolling off the line. The next item might be the exhaust or maybe the Gazi performance suspension fitted to the rear, or possibly the Keihin 31mm CR Roundslide carbs. Every step closer reveals some new twist or detail.
Congratulations to Joe Adkins, the winner of this beautiful machine! We're sure everyone involved in this build is going to have a tough time giving it the send off.
However, don't despair just because you didn't win. You're in luck because this bike is making the cross country trek to The One Motorcycle Show in Portland, OR from Feb. 7-9th. It's only a week away so make sure come out and give this and all the other bikes the fine tooth comb!
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