DGR_IMG_2917_sadfaceSad day to sell the CB450. I really loved that bike, but I had two cafe racer bikes and one had to go to make room for a Scrambler.  Picking up a Ducati Urban Enduro this week. Bike has 450 miles on the clock, so basically brand new. I have a few plans already for this bike, but I will be be flexible beyond the first few items. First thing I HAVE to do is change that exhaust. Been researching exhausts for the past several weeks, and made a decision based on YouTube sound tests, overall aesthetics, and price. I am going with the HP Corse EvoXtreme.


I am also going to change the colors. I am going with a charcoal gray, with a slight touch of olive drab, with regular charcoal gray tank panels. Also going to replace the stubby rear mudguard with a longer version from a Scrambler Classic. If I’m gonna ride in the dirt and rain, might as well protect my back side… The bike does come with brand new side bags so luggage is pretty well set, just need to get a rear bag and tank bag… Will probably change the mirrors at some point and maybe even add some gel to the seat.  Here’s a little Photoshop before/after… ducati-urban-enduro_before-after


New Wheels on the CB

I thought the orange wheels might grow on me, and they did somewhat, but it was not enough to keep me from scouring Craigslist every week for a set of chrome wheels. As fate would have it, this nice set popped up and I snatched them up without hesitation.  Sure, it’s not as recognizable as the orange, but it looks much better to me like this…

It amazes me how much people appreciate this little bike. I rode it to the Handbuilt Show in Austin during MotoGP weekend, and it was surrounded by 5-6 figure bikes, and I got so many compliments…. people just respond to this thing…. Fun to ride too… Not gonna sink any more $$ into this one, I am happy the way it is… Let’s go ride…