Two months after its World Premiere Aug 2020, this motorcycle was called World’s most beautiful cafe racer by German AutoBild Magazine
This is not a prototype. You are about to discover the story of the World’s most beautiful Cafe Racer motorcycle.
It was not 3D printed. It is not autonomous. It is not using artificial intelligence or supports a fancy mobile app. It is not 100% recyclable either. However, we used zero flipchart sheets 🙂 and zero PowerPoint slides.
The Spider is 750cc, oil-cooled, road-certified motorcycle that was designed and developed based on Honda CB750.
The Spider was design and developed in Poland close to Warsaw at KrisBiker Custom Motorcycle Garage. We took Honda CB750 RC42 as a base for this project. Then we have study hundreds of cafe racers project pictures as examples to follow. Soon all the pictures we have stuck on our project-wall become the list of things we aim to make better. Much better.
This is not our first build, but so far, the most amazed. And we aim to enable The Spider for an international audience – KrisBiker
What is so special about it?
Having it’s World Premiere in August 2020. The Spider quickly become the object of strong attention of influence motorcycle media. The total transformation of this motorcycle brought huge attention of the cafe racers experts and community.
- the transformation – it’s hard to believe how this Honda transformed from a moderately attractive, touring motorcycle into a sport design cafe racer that maintains all geometric principles of classic cafe racers.
- the design – what was your first feeling when you saw it….? Amazed? This is what we mean. We managed to obtain the perfect balance in terms of the design. The geometry of the motorcycle, custom tank color scheme, 17″ spoked wheels, yellow exhaust wrap, the modern headlight giving an aggressive look, engine paint scheme, custom side letters on the tires. With every closer look, it surprises more and more.
- the performance – Spider was designed to ride with you every day. Is it fast? Oh yes. It is much faster than the 60’s cafe racers trying to hit the 100km/h achievement. But speed is not the most important factor. The comfortable position of the rider was one of our main goals. What’s the point of an eye-catching motorcycle if the riding is uncomfortable…
With so many custom motorcycle projects around the World, Spider managed to win impressive engagement of the motorcycle community that quickly converted to customer inquiries from all over the World.
- 200,000 – Premiere video YouTube views,
- 250,000 – Facebook and Instagram impressions,
96,8% positive Feedback after YouTube Spider Premiere in August 2020.
We did not plan to “commercialize” The Spider initially. However, the powerful feedback we have received and dozens of inquiries convinced us to do so. – KrisBiker
Press and media publications
5 more in 2021, and this is where we need you
Custom motorcycles will never be a massive production. This is the true hand-made, limited manufacturing. This is the most personalized segment of the goods delivery. Each of our customers knows exactly that their bike was developed for them with our own hands. And they are truly exciting when they receive making-off photos.
Germany, France, Italy, UK, Canada, Brazil, India, the US are the main countries where we collect huge interest of the customers. We have raised the expectations. Too much…
Customers’ inquiries are coming every week but who would like to wait 10 months for a dream motorcycle. We are now building Spider #2 and #3. In order to increase our delivery capacity, we are launching a Kickstarter campaign with exciting REWARDS for our supporters.
We aim to develop at least 5 more of these amazing motorcycles in 2021 in an on-stock model. It means we need to develop them with increased resources and have them ready to ship instantly, on-demand.
We are raising the campaign to create additional space for motorcycles development and faster parts ordering process. The campaign budget is the exact cost of all parts needed to develop the two additional motorcycles with additional equipment.
Pledges we prepared for your contribution
Our object of desire for many motorcycle enthusiasts cannot end with only one original developed Spider. Cafe Racers legendary spirit needs to be continued and your contribution is the most important factor. We may be only motorcycle designers and developers but we have prepared well to honor our contributors.
Early Pledge bonus >50$ pledge
Spider technical specification section
Develop and test. Re-develop and test again and again. Take a break and develop again. Gather the feedback of the most demanding and challenging audience. And then consider a Kickstarter – KrisBiker
Honda CB750 Four tanks had that beautiful clear and simple line we wanted to achieve but we could not find any good condition and fair price CB750 Four tank in Poland. We were very lucky to adapt the 1976 Honda CB 550F tank with the same strait and clear bottom line we needed. 5 of these tanks are now ready and waiting to install.
Now. The color. Imagine two guys discussing “yellow”? You will have the range between lemon and orange and both will mean yellow 🙂 We don’t know the name of the color we came up with 🙂 it’s a custom made a modification of Ducati and Bumblebee Camaro with the Honda S600 logo.
THE ENGINE & FRAME
The engine of course is Honda CB750 Seven Fifty but it was completely restored (new OEM piston rings, cylinder head full-service inc. surface grinding, cylinder honing, valves service, piston clearance verification, engine starter renovation, carburetor ultrasonic cleaning and balance check etc). We gave it a mix design of satin cylinders and wrinkle engine covers and body.
The seat and tail section was modified (lowered and shortened). There are some geometric requirements for a cafe racer you need to follow. Even if we have interpreted some of them to our vision – the line of the tank and seat was the most important condition. In order to achieve the most hygienic and clear line of the rear section, we have also cut the passenger footpegs mount and central stand. All the elements cut from the frame reduced the weight by 4 kg.
Front forks converted form GSXR 600 K6 with custom made top tree and axis as the original Honda CB750 was too long and too thin. New dust and oil seals with fresh fork oil. Brand new rear dampers are 15mm shorter from OEM. Seven Fifty Originally is a touring motorcycle. In order to meet our goal of sport design, we needed to lower the bike.
We knew that the front tire will be massive. We knew that the rear section will be lower. We knew that forks will be shorter. Calculating the perfect horizontal line of the tank and seat, to the ground was not an easy exercise. Especially if we had no wheels at this stage 😉
GSXR 1000 front brake calipers with new Brembo brake pads. New, impressive 318mm Italian Braking disks (floating) required small adapters with longer bolts. Why? We had to align to the wheel hub but let’s dop the wheels for the moment. Front Hell steel hoses and custom made steel hose for the rear calipers. The rear brake caliper is restored Honda CBX750 RC17 caliper with wheel and frame mount equipped with a new Braking disc. The rear OEM brakes pump was replaced with a new “slim design” pump with an integrated brake fluid reservoir.
There was a huge argue between us regarding the headlights. Should we use a classic cafe racer approach or to take a risk with something new. The inspiration came when we saw the BMW K100 cafe from Lithuania. That was it! Yamaha MT-03 new headlight! gave a crouched, sport look of the whole motorcycle. New integrated (homologated) turn signals and daylights just below the headlight. Next was the rear lights.
An outdated seat integrated led lamp was not the option. Small LED diodes were not the option too. Both solutions are present in almost every cafe racers project but we did not see any project with vertical lights so let’s take a risk. And we are very glad about the effect. We have fully homologated stop, turn and daylights mounted and aligned with the geometric line of dampers.
The biggest challenge of the project. The Spoked wheels were the first thing we decided to use in the project but they consumed one month on research and development. There are no accessory spoked wheels available on the market for Honda Seven Fifty especially if we converted the front suspension. You are looking at 17″ Excel rims that were incorporated on modified hubs from Honda Comstar wheels. The wheels were custom-developed by our dear friend Nazar from Gazzz Garage (Kiev) and it was his great effort and contribution to the project. We had to meet GSXR front forks conversion requirements, hubs wide, front brake disks size, and rear OEM swing arm. All of that was not an easy exercise. Wheels are supported with Supersprox rear sprocket (aluminum with steel teeth) +4 teeth that required a stronger and longer chain (DID 525 VX3). Front tire Pirelli Night Dragon 130/80R, rear tire Pirelli Night Dragon 160/70R with custom-developed side letters.
The bike is much lighter as you can imagine. The factory dry weight of 215kg was reduced to 194kg. We have a rear sprocket with 44 teeth instead of 40 OEM. This gear ratio increases torque and provides +3,1% acceleration. Polished carb air intake will improve airflow. Sports silencer and improved exhaust heat flow should provide aprox. +2-3hp or spider power ;-).
In order to meet road certification requirements. The Spider comes with fenders and plate mount (not included in the photos). Accel clip-on handlebars with Barracuda grips, custom mirrors, and KOSO digital speedometer (db-01rn) all brand new. 4in1 exhaust manifold with new G.P.R silencer (M3 E4 homologation) custom-designed rear sets and new battery – hidden so even we forgot where is it 😉
Visit the Spider web site and contact us for any questions or suggestions regarding the Kickstarter Campaign. We will appreciate any feedback.