Dochaki Designs took this Spitfire Cafe Racer to new altitude

Hero Honda CBZ Custom Bike Cafe Racer

Dochaki Designs’ latest custom bike – the Spitfire V.82 – is a World War II aircraft in the form of Cafe Racer

Dochaki Designs have slowly but surely started making their presence felt in the Pune custom bike scene. Their grungy Lokhand – an Indian army tribute custom – was a hit among the fans at India Bike Week. Continuing their affection towards armed forces, this Pune-based design house has come up with their latest concept Spitfire V.82 as a hommage to the iconic Spitfire airplane of WWII era. Here’s a detailed look at this Cafe Racer.

Name: Spitfire V.82

Builder: Dochaki Designs

Style: Cafe Racer

Concept: Client is a fan of Spitfire fighter planes and wanted to incorporate that in the bike; he also wanted a cafe racer. The client brief resulted in this low and sleek amalgamation.

Hero Honda CBZ Custom Bike Cafe Racer
Image Credit: Dochaki Designs

Chassis: An old Hero Honda CBZ chassis was used where the sub frame was modified to fit into the proportions and lines of a cafe racer

Handlebar: Clubman style

Engine: Hero Honda CBZ’s 150cc power unit

Tank: A classic rectangular box-shaped tank was custom built from scratch with protruding sides for thigh mounts

Hero Honda CBZ Custom Bike Cafe Racer
Image Credit: Dochaki Designs

Levers and grips: Adjustable levers for quick shifts. Grips are wrapped in the leathrite to match the seat

Meters: Fuel Gauge and speedometer are stock

Headlight: Classic Round Style with cross Marking on the Glass

Ignition: Kick Start with Some tricks so to accomodate the rear sets

Seat: Custom Leatherite Brown with Dimond Shapes

Hero Honda CBZ Custom Bike Cafe Racer
Image Credit: Dochaki Designs

Battery box: Circular-shaped with number 82 written over it

Suspension: Stock

Brake: Front Disc and Rear Drum

Drive: Chain drive to stay true to the period styling

Wheels: Spoke wheels to go with the old-school look

Tyres: Rear 140/15 and front 110/17

Swingarm: Custom Built

Hero Honda CBZ Custom Bike Cafe Racer
Image Credit: Dochaki Designs

Exhaust: Custom-built in the shape of Spitfire Plane Exhaust and forged to give it that peculiar growl

Indicators: Minimalist

Taillight: Hidden inside the cowl

Paint: Silver with Grey racing strips

Materials: Mild Steel

Time to build: 3 months

After Lokhand and Spitfire, Dochaki has already covered the army and the air force, now let’s see what custom creation they come up with to salute the naval forces.

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