Fascinating Portrait of a Custom Bike Builder: Café Cowboy

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For the next 10 minutes, you get to peek into the mind and artistry of custom bike builder Dustin Kott, who starts with mass-produced bikes (70s era Honda CB series motorcycles) and turns them into incredibly beautiful classic café racers at his shop in California. The short film Café Cowboy, by Benedict Campbell, is a fascinating look at Kott and why he chose to emulate the British café racer style with these old Japanese bikes.

For the next 10 minutes, you get to peek into the mind and artistry of custom bike builder Dustin Kott, who starts with mass-produced bikes (70s era Honda CB series motorcycles) and turns them into incredibly beautiful classic café racers at his shop in California. The short film Café Cowboy, by Benedict Campbell, is a fascinating look at Kott and why he chose to emulate the British café racer style with these old Japanese bikes.

I was only halfway through this when I was ready to go looking in the classifieds for an old Honda CB for sale…

You can find out more about Kott at his website: Kott Motorcycles

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