This beautiful machine — a
resto-mod in the finest sense of the word—is actually a mongrel with a pedigree. It’s technically a Rapide, but a conglomeration of different parts from different years.
Keino Sasaki suspects that the rear frame and swingarm are from a 1948 bike, and the front end is from somewhere between 1951 and 1953. The engine is dated 1949, making it a
transitional — a late Series B, or early Series C — via Bike EXIF