the honda NTV650 green goblin custom motorcycle by wimoto
wimoto takes a honda ‘NTV650’ motorcycle and turns it into this sinister cafe racer dubbed the ‘green goblin’. created by netherlands-based bike fabricator wido veldkamp, he and his garage originally built this bike as a gift for his wife to learn to ride on.
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based on a honda ‘NTV650’ (1988-1997), wimoto knew that the donor bike was unattractive, with little potential, plus it had the perfect opportunity to flex its muscles in fabrication. it initially planned to build a scrambler, however, after fitting its handlebars, headlight and seat, it didn’t take the form it craved. wimoto then experimented with a half-fairing and found it completely lifted the bikes appearance, changing its focus to a café racer style.
the ‘green goblin’s’ 1990s-style half-fairing is positioned to intersect the diagonal line of the frame, masking the bottom edge of the tank with its green finish. at the rear, wimoto mounts a bespoke aluminum seat pan and cowl on a modified subframe, while tijger has wrapped the seat, and grips in aged tan leather. the bike also features rebuilt suspension by hk, plus fresh white powder-coated rims to contrast the green elegantly, both wrapped in sporty maxxis tires. the bikes lighting is completely revised with its LED headlamp and tail-light mounted to its front-fender bolts. when the time arrived to apply its attractive finish, Q at spray solutions laid the siniter ‘racing green’ paint.
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