Unique Honda VT750S Houses Repurposed Hardware, Flat Tracker-Infused Bodywork
Japan – Let’s proceed with a quick examination of the workshop’s accomplishments on a 2010 Honda VT750S.
In stock form, the donor for this project is put in motion by a 53-degree SOHC V-twin powerplant, with three valves per cylinder and a displacement of 745cc. The liquid-cooled engine produces 43 hp at 5,500 revs and a torque output of 46 pound-feet (62 Nm) at 3,250 rpm. A five-speed gearbox is tasked with feeding this force to the rear hoop via a chain final drive.
SBC’s aftermarket architects kicked things off in the powertrain department, where they installed a free-flowing K&N air filter, as well as a bespoke exhaust system topped with an HP Corse muffler. When the work on the engine was complete, the pros turned their attention to the machine’s chassis. As such, the subframe has been cut to make room for a custom alternative, while the stock swingarm was replaced by a one-off item to keep the rear end looking clean.
Furthermore, they removed the dual shock absorbers in favor of a premium monoshock setup developed by EMC Suspensions. In terms of bodywork, SBC manufactured a ravishing selection of aluminum garments in-house. Those include an angular tail section, fresh side panels, and a flat tracker-style front fairing that hosts an LED lighting strip. The crew went as far as transplanting a Kawasaki ZX-6R’s top-grade forks onto their reworked VT750S.
[…] Honda might be lagging behind BMW, Ducati, KTM, and Kawasaki at the moment, when it comes to fitting radar-assisted adaptive cruise control and warning systems to bikes, but that’s likely to be a result of the firm’s tradition of developing technology in-house rather than adopting existing, off-the-shelf technology. Over the last couple of years, Honda has left a paper trail of patent applications that illustrate just how seriously it’s taking semi-autonomous riding, and now another such document has been published that shows how a host of individual systems can be integrated to work together in a seamless safety system. […]