Honda CB160 ‘Poco Bastardo’

Honda CB160
By guest writer Scott of Pipeburn. This charming 1966 Honda CB160 was previously owned by ex-professional skater and actor Jason Lee (of My Name is Earl, Chasing Amy, and Almost Famous). It was built by Jay and the talented guys at Lossa Engineering of California; they started by completely stripping the bike down, making sure all tabs were removed and holes filled, before sanding the whole enchilada until it was smoother than Bruce Willis’s dome and powdercoating the frame in red. A custom-made clutch was fitted, and the black throttle and front brake cables were shortened to accommodate classic clubman bars. Then in true cafe racer style, Lossa removed everything that wasn’t needed to make the bike stop and go, and drilled holes in everything else to reduce weight. Finally, a 175cc big bore kit gave the bike extra power for vintage racing on the track. Jason Lee no longer owns Poco Bastardo (‘Little Bastard’ in Italian’) though: he sold it recently to make room in his collection for another Lossa Engineering bike, this time a CB550.