We love it when customers come to us wanting to completely transform a bike. So when Mark Britton got in touch with a plan for a minimalist VFR750 build we couldn’t wait to get started.
Possibly a sacrilegious move for Honda purists, but Mark wanted to lose the factory fairing and other bodywork to take the VFR back to its most basic form.
Starting at the front and working back, the stock forks were ditched and replaced with a set of Kawasaki ZX10R units, all held together by a set of our own machined yokes. A stripped back bike like this has no time for standard clocks so the top yoke houses a flush mounted Motogadget Motoscope pro display. Very tidy!
We also added a pair of in-house made clip on bars which feature a set of incredible copper and brass machined grips, custom made switch button housings. A Fastec mudguard, stainless steel stays and twin headlights mounted on a custom made support finish off the front end.
Moving back further, the oil cooler was relocated and custom radiator covers were fabricated to match the side panels and belly pan.
When it came to the rear of the bike, there was only one way forward. Junk it and replace with a one off rear subframe which contains an electrics tray to hide everything away neatly. A custom diamond stitch seat still allows room for a pillion passenger
It made sense, given the new display, to completely re-wire the Honda using a trust Motogadget M.Unit which incorporates a keyless RF ignition system. As with most of our builds the tiny but incredibly bright Kellerman Atto indicators were fitted front and rear.
Mark was certain about one thing, the bike needed to be black, so we went with a satin finish with a very subtle Honda logo ghosted onto the tank.
The engine had a full freshen up and an equally nice black paint job. This was complemented with a modified exhaust system, finished in black Cerakote naturally, with a GP style silencer letting the gases exit freely. You really do need to hear this bike in full song!
YSS Rear shocks and a Fastec stainless steel chain guard complete the look.
To say Marks VFR750 bears little resemblance to the original bike is definitely an understatement. It would actually look quite at home in a post apocalyptic zombie movie.
We really enjoyed this build and Mark was thrilled with how it turned out.