A few months ago, Bill Webb’s Honda CBR1000RR almost melted our servers. The ‘café fighter’ conversion became one of the most popular bikes we’ve ever shown.
Bill’s an industrial designer by trade, and he hinted at a short production run of parts. That day has thankfully come, and the kit will soon be on sale.
The bike you see here is running the complete kit, which costs $2,999 and is available for pre-order now. The caveat: Bill needs $75,000 of orders before going into production.
Seventy-five large sounds like a lofty aim, but that’s only 25 kits. And there are literally thousands of post-2008 CBR1000RRs on the road in the US alone.
The Huge Moto café fighter kit includes extremely sexy hardware: the levers, headlight and that extraordinary tail unit. Plus the bikini fairing, and mounts to relocate the ignition and speedometer.
To put that into perspective, a pair of adjustable CBR1000RR rearsets can set you back over $400. And you can easily spend the same amount on adjustable levers from any reputable aftermarket brand.
If you just want the Tron-style tail unit, it’s yours for a dollar under two grand. That package includes billet aluminum seat-stays, an aluminum subframe with red ABS shell, the seat, and a taillight with integrated turn signals.
Folks who have basic mechanical and wiring skills will be able to install the kit themselves. If you don’t have the tools or inclination, Huge Moto will do a turnkey job for $6,000 all up.
The NADA average retail price for a 2008-model CBR is just under $8,000. So for $11,000—plus a few evenings in the garage—you could build one of the most traffic-stopping customs around. And the bike will go as fast as it looks.