As it was mentioned previously, oftentimes simpleness is the key to success. Many bike builders chose simple and “light” design, because it’s a sure way to complete an appealing motorcycle. This Honda CG 125 is one more proof of my words. Built by the guys from El Solitario, the bike has combined a great look based on the 80′s BMX that as the guys say “was so influential in our childhood” and lightened bodywork, getting rid of everything that wasn’t essential.
Obviously the donor has gone through a complete transformation. Original 1980’s Honda CG 125 looks nothing like “Black”. That is not surprising, as the guys paid a lot of attention to each detail and replaced many bits with the new ones that suit the new style. To name a few, Continental Twinduro 18 tires (3.25 and 3.50), BMX handlebars, X-PLOD pegs and NOS grips, LED tail-light and NOS headlight, cool vintage peanut fuel tank and Bates front fender (used as the rear unit). Besides that, the guys shortened the subframe and managed to fit a wheelie bike sissy bar just behind the custom cowhide banana seat.
Although the engine hasn’t undergone any serious reworking, it was freshened up as well as the carburators. The bike has got new seals, hoses, cables and and the transparant spark plug wires. The exhaust pipe and the silencer are stainless and custom made.
El Solitarion admit that without the artists from JMKL’s design & Lanas Paint Shop the bike wouldn’t be the same. All the painting and desired combinations were performed perfectly and professionaly. I think “Black” looks awesome. For those who like more cubic centimeters, 125cc engine maybe isn’t the one they would be satisfied with, but as a light, manoeuvrable and beautiful motorcycle to ride the bike is a perfect choice.
Check out this Honda CG 125 “Black!” here.