Dime City “Four Hundred”
One of the leading lights of the café racer scene in the US right now is Dime City Cycles. Here’s the latest build from Jason and Herm, a very heavily modified Honda CB400—as you may have guessed from its name. It’s a comprehensive overhaul of the classic 70s Super Sport, right down to the modified, braced frame and swingarm. They’ve also upgraded the motor with Yoshimura 54.5mm pistons (boosting capacity to 466cc), a Kibblewhite Precision Machining valve train, and Keihin CR carburetors.
The suspension comes from Progressive, and the rims are from Excel; the front end is a blend of CB400F, CB450 and CB750 parts. If the tank looks slightly familiar, that’s because it’s a vintage Ducati replica race tank, behind a matching fairing. Most of the other custom parts are Dime City’s own items, including the exhaust system. If this whets your appetite, you can see more of Dime City’s work in the newly-released DVD of Cafe Racer TV, Season 1—which also includes Bike EXIF favorites Lossa Engineering, Santiago Choppers and Garage Company Customs. [Images by Pete Maresco.]
PS: A warm welcome to our latest sponsor, Iron & Resin. Based in a Southern California, they offer a small, hand-built collection of goods influenced by motorcycling and surfing—an alternative to the mass produced, disposable world.
1975 CB 400 Four Super Sport
Vintage Ducati Replica Race Fuel Tank & Fairing
Dime City Original Wasp Rear Seat Section
Dime City Original Lower Cowl Section
Modified Frame (Chromoly Backbone, Braces and DCC Rearsteel Loop)
Modified Swingarm (Chromoly Sections and Bracing)
BlackBox Yoshi 466 Piston Kit
Kibbellwhite Valve Train
Custom MAC/DCC Exhaust System
Progressive Suspension Front & Rear
Excel Shouldered Aluminum Rims w/ Metzler Rubber
Combination CB400F, CB450 & CB750 Front End w/ YZF Dual Discs
Loadedgun Rear Sets & DCC Linkage Kit
Keihin CR Race Carburetors
Acewell gauge Unit
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