Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Dime City “Four Hundred” – Cafe Racer TV

Sorry fellas, but as cool as this bike is, we had to hijack it straight from your site, haha!. This goes out to those mad men down at Dime City Cycles in Largo, FL. They have a great thing going and being able to link up with them is always a good time. Looking forward to the next rally on two wheels. Surely there will be guns, booze and more talk on all that is motorcycles and being a straight up mofo while sticking it to the corporate man, in the infamous words of Trent over at Biker Metric.

"At Dime City Cycles we like to start the week off right. Spark Plug Cereal, Motor-oil Coffee- you know, those sort of things. Along with any great breakfast though, one must have something look upon whilst crunching away on ceramic fuel poppers and cafe con sludge’. Maybe it’s a news paper, possibly a vintage moto magazine or for those of you tech savvy next-gen builders, maybe it’s some quality motorbike images.

For us, it tends to be the later…inspiration is key to starting ones day right, after-all.
And with that, we give you some introduction shots to the Dime City “Four Hundred” along with a personal review from Eric Bostrom as provided to us shortly after our track test to be featured in Season 2 of Cafe Racer TV.

And before any of you ask, “Why only close-ups?” we’ll remind you, that like any good lady, The Four Hundred leaves some to be revealed. Stay tuned to Bike EXIF for the Exclusive Release of images taken by Erick Runyon.

Bike Details (In Short:)
1975 Honda CB400F Super Sport
466 "Yoshi" Kit w/ Kibellwhite Valves & porting and polishing by: DCC
Four Bank CR Carburetor Kit
Modified MAC/DCC Four-into-one Tuned Exhaust System
Modified Stock/Chromoly Frame & Swingarm
Progressive Front and Rear Suspension
Combination CB750, 450, 400F Front-end w/ Dual Discs
Shouldered Aluminum Wheels wrapped with Metzler Rubber
Replica Ducati GP Front Fairing
Replica Ducato GP "Slimline" Fuel Tank
Dime City "Wasp" Tail-section (All pinstriping by: Liza)"

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Eric Bostrom’s Review:
After riding the little cafe 400 Honda, I’m fairly certain this has to be one of the coolest motors ever built. The extra beans from the Yosh kit installed by the Dime City crew no doubt accentuated this sensation. But that’s exactly what this bike is to ride, a sensation. As if a 2-stroke and 4-stroke were morphed together, the high revving little engine screams to life as the tach approaches red-line. Keeping her in the power range keeps you on your toes but not so much so that your fighting to stay "on the pipe". The tune that follows is transcending, as if your twisting through the  Isle and Mike the Bike is racing right beside you. The infamous pitch of the inline Honda generates an image in your mind and a grin on your face. You can’t not fall in love with this bike.

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