Walkers and Riders…

Daryl lost his brothers chopper a while back…so what is Daryl’s new ride?
A highly modified 1992 Honda CB750.
 IMG_5445
Apparently, Norman Reedus introduced The Walking Dead production staff to Classified Moto for the build. The CB750 was the first bike to be called a “Superbike”, and Classified Moto have used this as a base for several builds before, so mechanically it was easy, going post-apocalyptic on it was the hard part.
 IMG_5453
The CB750 Nighthawk got a donor front end off a Yamaha YZF-R6, including the brakes and wheel. The tank is a reproduction XS650 unit. The intakes are one-offs milled units, with a modified stock exhaust. Out the back are twin Progressive Suspension 970 piggyback shocks.
The two-up seat is simple, with a beautifully raw rack for Daryl’s crossbow behind it. Under the seat, a tiny Shorai Power Lithium Ion battery is used to save space, so a waxed canvas bag can hang for any goodies you need for after the apocalypse. Big knobby Kenda dirt bike tires for good off-road handling and an aggressive look.
 IMG_5446
This bike was meant to have been cobbled together from bikes and parts left rusting in the apocalypse for years. Paint, sanding, stripping, dents, oxidization, steel wool, vinegar, and rust powder mimic wear and tear over the years.
IMG_5454
See more of it in The Walking Dead episodes to come.
Find more of me on Facebook and Instagram.
Advertisements

One thought on “Walkers and Riders…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s