I spotted this sitting in front of a restaurant down the street from my house, last night. Today, as I went out on the Suzuki to buy a new motorcycle cover to replace the one that Oswald shredded, I saw that the bike was still sitting there.
It's a late-70s Honda CB 750, with the rat-bike cafe racer treatment.
I like how the front fender has been remounted. I'm not sure why it looks good to me, this way, but it seems just a bit more "vintage", or something, with the slight up-tilt.
Looks like the headlight/speedo combo from a 1960s Honda Dream.
Pretty clean lines, except for whatever that is hanging where the original sideplate was.
Losing the original exhaust and seat took a lot of the bulk out of the bike. I generally prefer twins for this style bike, but there is the occasional inline 4 like this that really comes out good.
Looks like it flamed out, though. That's probably why it's still sitting in front of the middle-eastern joint, today.
I put the Suzuki on craigslist, today. I don't think I'll be making the yearly trip to Tennessee, in the future, and it's a bit too much bike for local use (to me, anyway). So, I hope to sell it and maybe get a Triumph Scrambler like Brad's, or a BMW 650, or something similar to knock around on.