1981 Honda CM400

At the end of my first year at Oregon State University I bought my first motorcycle. For $1 per cubic centimeter of displacement, my 1981 Honda CM400 was the perfect beginners bike. At the end of the summer I was rear-ended by a distracted driver, and left with a totaled bike. I decided to keep the bike and transform it into something new. The cafe racer style is a type of motorcycle that is stripped down until only the most essential parts remain. I designed my own take on that style, and am in the final stages of bringing that design to life. Featured below, you can see a few steps of the process.


  • Modified rear frame and suspension
  • Custom wiring harness and electronics tray
  • Cylindrical steering stem bearings