Last time I wrote about Alex's and Rafe's build it was a mix of a board tracker and a bobber based on Royal Enfield Electric X. That bike was awesome - classic vintage look from the beginning of the 20th century craftily executed and adapted to modern time. The latest OEM's project - CB 250 "Hunter" has very little to do with that board tracker bike however, this appealing Honda doesn't feel lack of admiration at all and once again proves the ability of Old Empire Motorcycles workshop to cope well with work in "different genres".
Rowdy, aggressive and stubby - the bike has gotten this style by losing a big part of a stock wide rear end, getting stout Excelsior tires, having the front end lowered by 3" and the Rinders square headlight hooked up.
Custom short exhaust pipes don't even bother to route under the engine and just boldly protrude from the cylinder making the growl pretty brute. The fuel tank was heavily modified by cutting out the dents.
At the front end the guys installed clip-ons, with grips wrapped in Brook bars tape, Smiths Chronometric Speedo and a set of tiny lamps. Side panels have been replaced by handmade leather pannier.
The paint scheme was made by Flying Tiger Paintwork. The tank and the frame are finished with a matte ivory that goes great with the other black parts and accessories.
Even though it took OEM 2 years to finish this build the bike owner was cool with that and waited patiently. He's in France now, so the bike is to be delivered yet. Anyway, it was worth waiting that long. Don't you think?
Head over to Hunter page and find more pictures.
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