La Poderosa / Nick Acosta

When a dog ran out in front of Nick Acosta’s 1974 CB750K it changed his world. He had just done a little brake work and was taking his bike for a spin when a canine torpedo shot out to attack his wheel. With a cafe racer project in mind and months of therapy ahead, Nick started watching videos and reading about rebuilding Honda’s iconic inline 4.

Nick says the name La Poderosa (meaning The Mighty One in Spanish) springs from the motorcycle that Ernesto Che Guevara and Alberto Granado took on their life-changing trip across South America. Fitting, after what Nick and this bike have been through — via Bike EXIF

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