Based in Montreal, Clockwork Motorcycles has rebuilt this 1978 Honda CB750 ‘Ultra Noir’ in an all black aesthetic with no parts left untouched!
The monochrome palette includes black powder coated metal parts, leather seating and a mixture of matte black and gloss black paint.
Samuel Guertin from Clockwork Motorcycles has provided some insight on the companies offering, which was modified for a customer. “It needs to be all-black”, his client requested.
“The bike was a non-runner, and was worked on by some mysterious guys with questionable skills. Just the fact that a concrete screw was screwed in the engine head, to hold the valve cover in place, was enough to scare most.”
From here, the engine was stripped down and rebuilt, being put back with a 836cc Wiseco big-bore kit, SuperFlow valves, Beehive racing springs, heavy duty studs and a performance camshaft.
A new electronic ignition and high out coils were installed with a set of Keihin CR29 carbs, 4-2-1 headers and a less restrictive exhaust.
The rear shocks have been powder coated black with a pair of 18 inch wheels. A custom seat was upholstered in leather with matching grips, shift lever and kick starter.
Looking through the images, you’ll notice the level of detail throughout the build, including the fuel tank’s filler cap cover, minimal cockpit, and tucked LED tail lights.
We’re loving the murdered out look of this 1978 Honda CB750, the additions and level of detail present a modern take on this classic. Check out Clockwork Motorcycles for a full spec sheet.