The two-wheeled showstopper you’re looking at here is the work of Origin8or’s Rob Chappell, an ambitious graphic designer who goes about his daily business in Toronto, Canada. As you might’ve already guessed, this solo craftsman shares our deep passion for custom motorcycles of all sorts, and the project featured today is among the tastiest undertakings in his portfolio. No matter what Origin8or’s custom classic Honda CB900F looks fast standing still, at least that is what we here at AMERiders think.
Prior to landing in Chappell’s hands, this mechanical titan was an ordinary 1981 Honda CB900F. In stock form, the Japanese superstar is powered by an air-cooled DOHC inline-four mill that packs sixteen valves and a sizeable displacement of 901cc. At optimal rpm, the four-stroke samurai will gladly summon up to 95 feral horses and 57 pound-feet (77 Nm) of vicious twist.
Although this bad boy may not have been as popular as the almighty CB750, it’s quite safe to say that it was a force to be reckoned with. Now that we’ve reminded ourselves about its powertrain characteristics let’s see how Canada’s Origin8or managed to transform an undistinguished ‘81 CB900F into something truly outstanding.
Chappell’s stunning makeover began at the rear end, where he cut the machine’s stock subframe to make way for a bespoke counterpart. The twin shock absorbers were discarded in favor of a 2008 Yamaha R6’s monoshock and swingarm unit, while a Suzuki GSX-R750’s high-grade forks handle front suspension duties.
After sculpting cafe racer-style knee dents on either side, Rob honored the standard gas tank with a flip-up filler cap. On the other end, you will spot a Kawasaki KZ1000’s repurposed tail section and one gorgeous custom saddle, along with rear-mounted footpegs. Upfront, the CB900F wears clip-on handlebars, an aftermarket top clamp from Cognito Moto, and a Harley-Davidson V-Rod’s unmistakable headlight module.
Stopping power is taken good care of by braided brake lines and wave rotors on both ends. The beast crawls on a set of Carrozzeria V-Track forged aluminum wheels, enveloped in high-performance Dunlop GP-A tires. Besides increasing the inline-four’s displacement to a healthy 985cc, Origin8or’s mastermind also installed Keihin CR31 carburetors and a complete Cycle-X exhaust system for good measure.
Lastly, the bike’s electrics were treated to a state-of-the-art Dynatek ignition, fresh coils, and an antigravity battery. The finishing touches come in the form of bar-end turn signals and digital gauges, as well as an LED taillight with integrated turn signals.
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