It’s been a long while since we looked over the designs from Oberdan Bezzi and unsurprisingly, there are lots of creative ideas we’ve missed. He has a knack for restyling and reconfiguring current production motorcycles, sometimes subtly and sometime, like with this example, in a much more radical fashion. He starts with the current Honda CB1100, the updated version of their game changing CB750, and adds a complete bodywork package and livery to give it the appearance of the classic RC30. His design incorporates a lot more than fairings though, there’s an obvious single sided swing arm for example, however, the inline 4 remains, unlike the V4 in the RC30 of old. Hidden behind the fairing, neither bike betrays the engine visually, so the cosplay version is convincing.
A few years ago we pointed out a really sweet conversion kit by Whitehouse of Japan that recreates the look of the original CB750 on the CB1100 base and they do a very convincing job of it. The RCB1100R concept Bezzi envisions would be a lot more work, but nothing beyond the capabilities of some of our more talented builders and aftermarket companies, I imagine Airtech could handle the bodywork with ease and swing arm kits for all sorts of bikes are already on the market, what’s one more?
If someone can build an entire bike from little more than a Solidworks drawing, converting the CB1100 into this new embodiment of the RC30 should be well within the skillset of many builders already out there looking for their next project. So who’s up to the challenge?