Honda CB160

The most extraordinary thing about this build isn’t the bike itself—a humble Honda CB160—but the story behind it. Because the ‘Rusty Rocket’ was constructed almost entirely out of spare parts, collected over a year. Owner Scott Elder visited local vintage racers in Portland, Oregon, and dug through their cast away piles in the corners, sheds, and backyards, finding a fender here, and a headlight there. There are a few exceptions such as the pipe, intake manifolds, and leatherwork, but almost everything else was borrowed or stolen—or ceremoniously traded for beer. A daily cafe racer built, literally, on a coffee-cup budget — via Bike EXIF

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