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1972 CL350 Brat-Tracker

Posted on October 13, 2010 by Scott in Brat, Classic, Tracker. 7 comments

A year ago we featured another Honda CL350 built by Jonathon Wood (AKA Woody), which was one of our favourite builds of 2009. Instead of creating another cafe racer, this time Woody created what he calls a ‘Brat Tracker’. “It’s basically a bratstyle and street-tracker inspired motorcycle” says Woody. This latest project was based on a “super clean” 1972 CL350 that he picked up a little while ago.

Some of the mods include lowering the forks, installing new Redwing shocks, removing front fender, chromed pipes, creating a custom seat and a fresh new ‘old paint’ job. Just like his previous bike, the paint and faux distressing was done by Josh Christy at VanChase Studio. Also worth a mention is the flawless seat upholstery which was made by Scott Downey at Downey’s Auto Upholstery. Last but definitely not least, the killer vintage photography was shot by Justin Noch, which takes you back to the seventies faster than a bad acid trip.

[If you want to read more about the build check out this thread on the fabulous Do The Ton forum]

  • Andrew

    In my books, Woody is way, WAY up there. His red CL350 is still one of my all-time favorite cafe racers.

    After you're done drooling over this one, make sure you check it out.

  • KIK


  • Fantastic photography!

  • charles

    If you want old paint, get a bike with old paint. This "faux distressed' business is the same as buying designer pre-worn-out jeans, makes you look like a poseur.

    That said, the other choices are very nice, especially the straight pipes with stock heat shields. I also really like that the engine isn't overly polished like a lot of customs I see these days. Could've done without those trendy, nonfunctional tire, though.

  • ssork

    man im nineteen n trying to find my style in motorcles bfore buying one. i gotta say *this would be my bike if i could find one. love the paint n the color choice. like that it isnt completely chromed over like most bikes ive seen on the street. man… i am jus drooling all over this one. wish i could own it. the only othr bike ive likes this much is the red honda arnie rides in terminator one. n quite hoestly this ones more to my liking.

  • manny panty

    i like the bike, i been building simalar 350s and other metrics, doing the retro "brit bike" chopper and bobber touches, nice to see im not alone