Small Budget Honda Military Bobber

For 2010 Honda released a sweet affordable looking motorcycle named the VT750C Phantom. A no-nonsense, monochromatic motorcycle with brushed aluminum highlights. It was designed to look like a bobber and Honda did quite a great job at it. Even the spoke wheels come with a black hub and rim. Honda’s PGM-FI electronic fuel injection guarantees a smooth ride throughout the RPM range and yes this V-Twin gives you a potato-potato sound. The VT750 is low (25.7-inch seat height), gets rear shocks offer five-position spring pre-load adjustability 3.5″of wheel travel and 41 mm front forks held by a billet aluminum triple tree. Friend of the industry Marc Frantz  decided to get one, invested less than $3500 in customization (new paint job included) and here is the result. Proof that you can still ride custom for a very reasonable budget. Parkway Honda

16 Responses to “Small Budget Honda Military Bobber”

  1. 1 Leston Aug 3rd, 2010 at 8:23 am

    ehh… not too big a fan.
    Maybe with a bobbed read fender tucked closer to the rear tire, get rid of the heinous tailight/turnsignal bundle and some accent colors somewhere(why so bland?) then i’d say we’d be in business.

  2. 2 JJ Aug 3rd, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Anything to Salute the Military Forces is awesome – Kudos.

    We need more military tribute bikes.

    Thousands of troops are returning home with PTSD and a host of other major problems. Flattery is the highest form of praise.

  3. 3 Julee Harris Aug 3rd, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Marc has an uncanny way of making these bikes unique. He is a genius when it comes to dreaming up the impossible and having it come to life before your eyes.
    Keep up the great work, it shows that you love what you do.

  4. 4 Night Train of Florida Full Throttle Mag Aug 3rd, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    tired of jap made bikes copying american made style and under cutting our american made manufacturers … i know i know … many usa made manufacturers get their parts from there but still … have some original designs for pete’s sake!

  5. 5 Eric Maurer Aug 3rd, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    looks good, nice job. I do have a gripe though….. after dropping 3500 additional bucks into a 8K bike, you could buy a Dyna or a Sportster and stick a couple grand back in your pocket. I’m just sayin.

  6. 6 Leston Aug 3rd, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    oh and where does the military come into the picture?
    i see Brushed aluminum, a light color green? black, and tan header wrap.

  7. 7 Dave Blevins Aug 3rd, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Not knockin’ anyones bike here, but how is it a tribute to America’s military by using a bike made in the country that attacked and pissed us off enough to nuke ’em… TWICE.
    Like I said, not knockin’ your bike, just seems an improper choice of machine for the application.

  8. 8 Iron Horse Aug 3rd, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    I’m with Dave on this one. There’s a time and place for Japanese made bikes…just not as a U.S. military tribute bike.

  9. 9 Alan Mayes Aug 4th, 2010 at 7:00 am

    Maybe I’m not “artistic” enough, but I’m missing the military tribute completely. And on a Honda? Sorry, cute bike but it misses the mark… and where’d the $3500 go? That’s a lot of money for a couple cans of paint and some header wrap.

  10. 10 busfreak Aug 4th, 2010 at 9:48 am

    I got some scotch brite pads and a couple of cans of paint that I will sell you for 3k for all you DIYs. I will even throw in some header wrap for free.

  11. 11 mark Aug 4th, 2010 at 11:56 am

    I don’t ride a japanese bike but they have their place. Cyril, i am glad that you are non bias. lets get some more metric riders on this site…..

  12. 12 Odlamn Aug 4th, 2010 at 12:16 pm


  13. 13 parker Aug 9th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Not bad but that indicator cross bar on the front is an esthetic kick in the nuts.

  14. 14 Joe Aug 15th, 2010 at 11:29 am

    I don’t see the military connection or military theme in this one. On the other hand, there’s this one…

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