Tenacious Ton – 1975 Honda CB750K Custom Alloy Cafe Racer

 MY ALLOY CB750 CAFE RACER called the “Tenacious Ton”.


 This is a 1975 CB750K Original model that has been customized over 9 years and a fun bike at that, I have a title and she runs and drives.



 I have been in many Magazines all over the globe with this machine and it also went to Sturgis last year for the Ton Up show and had great reviews.



 I am now building other machines and am going to be selling a few of my Personal Motorcycles to make space, this is a cool ride and I know you will get plenty of head snapping reactions.

 This has a One Off 5 Gallon Manx Tank built by an old fella in Ireland that has since passed on, this is one really cool gas tank and it screams out Isle Of man T.T.



There are so Many mods on this I have forgotten how much work I did to this, but have a look and you will see the tank, I made the Alloy seat and it has WW2 material on the seat.

We also have a Lithium battery that powers the 836cc Motor and minimum instruments to be honest, stripped down to the bare bones is cool.


This has Original 1970’s Borrani rims that are hard to locate these days, not aftermarket and these are the real deal, not only that, check out that front end an original Arces of Italy front end, even rarer than Cerriani. And that came off a GP road racer from the UK back in 1978.


I converted this K frame to a Rear Disc set up ad its a super cool design, but also, I used 3 Alloy swing arms to come up with this set up and it works great.


The Oil tank is from 1972 and was on an early Drag bike from Santa Pod back home in the UK and fitted with Goodridge Hoses.


 Original 1973 Finned Engine dress up goodies adorn this machine too. Hand made Chain Guard and old CB1100F shocks at the arse end.

The exhausts are our Dunstall style 4 into 2 and these were the first ones we made.


This bike is a classic, its not a showbike and never wanted it to be, but all the frame is smoothed out and has plenty of life in her.



Polished cases and whats cool is we hand turned the Velocity stacks out of 7075 and then polished and fitted stainless bug screens.


Double disc front set up with an old De-soto headlight up front just looks cool.

So many things done to this bike I have forgotten half of it, but as I said I have the title in my name and can ship if needed using Eagle One trucking.



 It has Marzocchi Clips on’s too with early waffle grips.



A fun machine that would look good anywhere, be it in a studio or in a museum for sure.


Below is fresh off the Press, this book JUST hit the stands and my machine is in there for all to see.


I was super stoked to have my machine at Sturgis for this show and many people commented on it.

Flipping through the pages I was stoked to see quite a few cool photos of the alloy Machine of mine.

If you can understand half my smile, then you know what I am feeling right now.

A truly cool day for me when this came thudding onto the floor from the posty.

This is a unique bike with so much character.

Grab the hardback book if you can as there are superb motorcycles featured in there.


The Arse end is a good shot too.



So another Chapter closes but a new one begins.



Steve Carpenter