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Triumph Thruxton cafe racer built by Kott Motorcycles for Ryan Reynolds

Live Fast: Kott Motorcycles’ racy Thruxton

From his home base in California, Dustin Kott’s earned a reputation for building café racers with exceptional proportions. So when Ryan Reynolds was looking to add another bike to his already enviable collection, Dustin got the call. The star of the upcoming Deadpool movie is an avid motorcyclist, with a taste for classically-styled machines. (His…

Honda CB550 cafe racer built by Kott Motorcycles

Dustin Kott’s CB550 cafe racer

When Dustin Kott turns his hand to a CB, you can be sure it’s going to come out special. The Californian builder has favored Hondas since he first popped up on the scene—and to call him a specialist would now be something of an understatement. When we contacted Kott about his latest project, he sent…

Honda CB750 DOHC

Kott Honda CB750 DOHC

Dustin Kott is what you might call a builder’s builder. From his base in California he specializes in Honda CBs, turning out low-key but beautifully finished machines. Like this 1979 Honda CB750 DOHC, called ‘The Valentino.’ Kott enjoys working on vintage Hondas: The engineering tolerances are good, and they’re able to survive more neglect than…