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Honda CB400 Bratsyle

Posted on August 24, 2010 by Scott in Brat. 17 comments

This super clean and lean ‘Brat Styled’ CB400 was built by Jared Johnson and Joe Carlino from the newly formed Holiday Customs. The project started when Joe purchased a beat up old 1975 Honda CB400. After stripping the bike down to the frame they then painted everything black. Joe found a tank off an old Suzuki 125 and had to pound out the inside so it would fit.

The velocity stacks were found NOS in a box from the 70’s and Jared came up with the idea to have them stick up to add a little flair. The bike is actually for sale, so if you live in the Portland area and are interested in buying this CB400, you can find the guys here:

  • Pamberjack

    Dang – now THAT'S minimal…

  • Random

    Perfect geometry! Amazing work by Holiday Customs. The link you have in the post does not forward to a website. Would be psyched to see what else they have built! Sick bike!

  • Scott

    Sorry Random, it was actually a link to their email that wasnt wortking. They dont have a website yet.

  • Patrick L

    Yup, that's a great looking bike. Lots of style.

    But how are you supposed to ride it? One hard bump in the road and that back tire hits the fender and locks up! And why no front brake?

    I love bobbers but some are essentially unrideable or dangerous. Reminds me of the radical chopper fad, now mercifully dead.

    Why own one if you can't ride it!? Really!

  • Job

    Does anyone know the type of tires on this bike? Thanks!

  • revdub

    Those are Firestone 400's. The official "brat" tire.

  • yeap…
    thats something between WM and BS


  • Job

    Thank you, revdub!

  • scott halbleib

    very nice. very clean. although patrick has issues w/ it, i think everyone else can stand a little form over function sometimes and appreciate it for what it is. if there was 3-4-5 inches of suspension the bike would look stupid. and who needs a front brake?? whatever. i just think if you can't appreciate it for what it is, keep your mouth shut.

    real nice clan brat bike man.

  • Joe

    Thanks for the props guys. As far as the rear suspension… it's about .5in-1in travel so the fender doesn't hit the tire. The front brake for sure is a fashion over function thing. To me these bikes are more little art projects, We will see where it takes me.

  • i agree 100%



  • craig

    Awesome bike! Love the lines of that tank! Tiny battery packed in there… what's the spec on it?

  • SayDoughBoy

    i need a seat like that, did you make it or buy it?

    • You’d have to contact the guys at Holiday Customs and ask them – we only post them…


  • Monkeydeking

    may l know detail modification that bike ?

  • cristiano

    I am Brazilian and would like to know how to get this tire. thanks

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