How much power is too much power? In the motorcycle world, it’s a question that will never be answered. But if you love customs and don’t mind changing your underwear after every ride, Bill Webb has the solution for you.
His latest creation is the Stoc RR: a 178 hp Honda CBR1000rr turned into a “café fighter.” It’s a stripped-back sportbike with a retro-futuristic vibe, and because Bill is an industrial designer, the mods are easily installed and don’t require welding skills.
“I wanted to embrace modern technology and create a refined streetbike with a minimalist, cafe racer philosophy,” Bill says. “So I looked for a popular modern sportbike with proven performance and a beautiful frame hiding under the plastic.”
The 2009 CBR1000rr Repsol Edition was the answer. It’s capable of breaking the ten-second mark in the quarter mile, is easy to ride by sportbike standards, and includes modern essentials like anti-lock braking. It also has a beautifully engineered main frame.
Bill’s created a single seat tail assembly and a minimal front fairing that can be precisely machined, easily reproduced and bolted up for a perfect fit to any 2009-2015 CBR1000rr.
He’s also included mounts for critical sensors and gauges, using CAD design to keep the packaging sleek—and reducing as much weight and visual bulk as possible.
There are some very clever solutions here: the seat is from a Ducati Panigale and slots into a red ABS polymer tail unit, which in turn fits onto an aluminum subframe.
The fit and finish is factory-level, creating a custom bike that looks and feels like a production Honda.
Right now, Bill is fabricating a second set of parts. He’s building a black version of the CBR1000rr, with subtle design improvements and even more weight reduction.
“If people are really digging the design, I can produce kits that will bolt right on to your 2009-2015 CBR1000rr,” he says. “And possibly the 600rr too, with some minor mods.”