Ad Hoc #2 CB 750
By Anthony van Someren - 25 May 13
Barcelona's Ad Hoc Motorcycles first came knocking on our door this summer with a beautiful Moto Morini 3 1/2 with a 70s retro feel, finished in deep paint and polished-metal, so we were looking forward to seeing their follow-up build - and this CB 750 doesn't disappoint. Based on a Honda CB 750 Nighthawk, Ad Hoc # 2 was built by cutting and chopping through the garish chrome and mock Harley styling to the center of the chassis and engine, rebuilding the sub frame to accommodate a race seat and repositioning the footpegs to create a proper feet-back cafe racer riding stance. The whole thing was then sand blasted "Honda Endurance" Blue by Europlast. The swingarm and USD forks were donated by an old GSXR 750, while the steel spoked wheels are from a Ducati GT 1000. Original headers are mounted, with a Megaphone exhaust. For the seat the guys sourced a unit from a Bultaco TSS which they heavily modified to fit the narrower frame rails. The sweet little "cuppolino" bikini fairing is removeable, and colour matched to the rest of the bodyparts in a stand-out deep blue & white. The whole package looks really neat, and in just two builds Ad Hoc seem to have created a style of their own. We look forward to seeing more, and of course they'll be featured right here on The Bike Shed.