1988 Honda Hawk GT RC31

This started as a bone stock 1988 Honda Hawk GT. It doesn’t even really fit into any of the categories… but what the hell, let’s call it a quasi cafe racer/street fighter thingy. I don’t suppose I’ll get very far in this… but shit I like talking about her, and XTR Pepo gave her a thumbs up on a forum one time, so I’m satisfied.

The engine is original and undisturbed, the carbs have a stage 3 jet kit, the air box was removed and replaced with pod filters. The exhaust is custom made by Hiperform (switched can to left side to enhance the single side arm, chopped it in half too). The electric fuel pump was replaced with a Mikuni vacuum pump and relocated bellow the gas tank.The subframe is custom made based on a hiperform aluminum race design. It has a hidden compartment for the wiring harness and battery. The ignition has been removed and replaced with a keyless sensor (chip is sewn into my right glove). The front end was swapped for an aluminum triple tree with built in Motogadget mini instrument panel from Cognitomoto. GMD race shocks and 2003 Susuki tri-spoke wheel to match the original design of the single sided rear. Kept the Tokico brakes from the Susuki doubling the stopping power from the original single rotor, she’ll flip ya! All cables are steel braided. Woodcraft bars with CRG aluminum mini levers and bar end mini mirrors. The rear sets are TYGA featuring a Kawasaki Quad rear master brake Cylinder with built in reservoir. (Brake line runs through swing arm). The rear shock has been replaced with a Penske adjustable race unit. The tail is a modified 1974 Yamaha TZ250 piece from Airtech Streamlining, the seat pan and foam are custom made and the cover was sourced to a local upholsterer. All wrapped up in a light gray blue with gloss varnish and powder coated white wheels. The tank badges are 3d printed aluminum. The turn signals are stainless steel period mods (love them).

As fun to ride as she is pretty. It is my first project and was mostly built in a condominium living room. Special thanks to Walter Ferreyra for the heavy lifting. Most importantly this was a budget build with part swapping and bartering when ever possible, including the bike, it came in at less than 10 grand!

Thank you for your time and for looking at my bike, perhaps one day I might build something worthy of your website!

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