Seen here is yet another piece of art from the skilled bike-customizers at the Pune-based Dochaki Customs. Based on the first-generation Hero Honda CBZ, this Cafe Racer has been dubbed as the ‘Spitfire V.82’. The customizers have taken a rather minimalist approach towards the design of this motorcycle. Not only this, even the ergonomics have been altered to offer a more aggressive riding position. The good folks at Dochaki say that they’ve tried to capture some of the essences of the Spitfire, a British single-seat fighter aircraft used during and after World War II. Here are some details and some high-quality images of this modified Hero CBZ cafe racer.
As you can see, the front-end gets a sleeker fender, a round-shaped headlamp, and golden-colored forks. The original front suspension and the disc brake seem to have been retained. The spoke wheel gets painted in black. The levers have been chrome-plated and the handlebar grips get a brown taping for that rustic look. The chrome-plated round rear view mirrors are also new. However, the original speedo console has been retained.
The fuel tank is also new and comes with a horizontal racing stripe. The footpegs and foot controls have been moved rearward to lead to an aggressive riding position.
The side-profile is characterized by a saddle bag that replaces the LHS side panels. The original seat has been replaced with a single-seat setup that comes draped in brown leather. The original shock absorbers seem to have been retained but have been given a yellow paint finish. The cycle parts have been painted black to compliment the sporty design.
On the RHS, the side panel has been replaced with a roundish metal plate with the no. 82 painted on it. Also, the motorcycle gets a rather stubby free flow exhaust. Also visible is a conical performance air-filter. Even the crash-guards have been painted in black.
The rear-end is characterized by a black-painted tire hugger and thrust-outlet-like taillight. There’s also a black-painted spoke wheel that has been shod with a fatter tire. Overall, we feel that this modified Hero CBZ cafe racer looks nothing like anything else on the road. The customizers have been successful in giving the motorcycle a huge retro touch. Moreover, they have been pretty successful in capturing the essence of the Spitfire thru the minimalist design approach. What are your views on this modified Hero CBZ Spitfire Cafe Racer by Dochaki Customs? Don’t you think it looks really desirable?