Mighty Motorcycles is the realisation of Josip Bucic’s dream.
Nestled in the Black Forrest in Germany, Josip crafts beautiful pieces of automotive art. He has been building bikes for 12 years now and man, the guy has skills.
This CB750 was originally intended as a restoration project but Josips exquisite vision saw the potential to create his dream bike and set out to make this one of the best café racers you are ever likely to see.
Café racers should be slim, sleek and stripped down and Josips bike makes little or no compromises. It draws Inspiration from the classic cafe racers of the 60’s, and has been built with the same objectives, to go fast and hard.
“The vision was to provide old school feel with raw beauty by making a bike like no other. To build a puristic motorcycle that only keeps what it needs to be riden.”
Make no mistake, this is no ‘all show – no go’ bike build. This CB750 plays hard. Front forks are Kawasaki ZXR750H2 items, a bike always praised for its awesome front end. These have been stripped and rebuilt with Wilbers progressive springs and mounted in custom triple clamps.
A custom front hub had to be manufactured to allow the figment of the 18″ front XS-Performance wire wheel with a 110/80-18 Avon tyre, leaving space for the Tokico 4 piston callipers. This is all topped off with a pair of Gilles-tooling clip on’s fitted with V-Trec levers.
The rear end is graced with a longer Bol d’Or 900 swing arm which adds stability, while Koni shocks keep it planted firmly on the road. It’s rolling on an 18″ XS-Performance wire wheel, wrapped In a 140/70-18 Avon tyre.
As you would expect, the swing arm obviously wasn’t a straight fit either and needed modifying to fit the frame, no problem for Josip and Mighty Motorbikes. The rear brake is a Brembo unit, which again wasn’t a simple bolt on job and necessitated the manufacture of an adapter to make it fit.
My dad always told me, “before you make it go fast, you make it handle.” Josip has more than taken care of the handling, what about the faster bit?
Fast comes in the form of a fully rebuilt, big bore 820cc power plant. The original 736cc engine has been heavily reworked with all new bearings, valves, chains, bigger bore, new pistons and a ported and polished head.
There’s a brace of K&N air filters in place to feed the hungry engine and gasses leave through a hand made 4-1 exhaust with motad megaphone.
Aesthetically the engine is a work of art. Every single component, every nut and bolt is as good as new, no…….better than new.
Josip has invested a huge amount of time in the bodywork. Every piece of bodywork has been painstakingly hand formed, from the classic bench seat to the mudguard. One of the many defining features of this bike is the tank. It is a true work of art.
Countless hours went in to sculpting the subtle cut outs on the side of the tank which has been fabricated to incorporate a hidden oil tank.
The hand crafted seat unit has a flat underside allowing Josip to de-clutter the bike, concealing the electrics under the seat, tank and even in the frame and the minimalist theme is further enhanced by using rückl LED lights for tail and indicators.