Cobra USA is one of the industry leaders in the design, engineering and manufacturing of motorcycle custom accessories and exhaust systems for metric cruisers. And important to mention, everything is created, developed, and manufactured right here in the USA. From time to time the company builds some nice customs to experiment with new parts to completely change the look of a stock bike with minimum effort and money.
Built by Cobra’s Chief Fabricator Denny Berg, this concept RS750 Scrambler bike is very cool because it’s a creative recreation of the famous Honda CL72 and CL77 of the 60’s, down to the signature red frame, high pipes with louvered heat shields and rubber gas tank side pads. The very interesting part is that starting from a stock 2010 Honda Shadow RS750 modifications were quite minimum to arrive to such an appealing retro look.
To go from 2010 to the 1960’s, the main modifications were the fabrication of an exhaust mimicking the original famous twin-up pipes with their multi-louvered heat shields, the relocation of the electrics underneath for these 2 pipes to clear on the right side, the repositioning 1″ inboard of the Progressive shock mounts. Of course, there are many other small modifications to make the bike look period correct, but basically the bike remains stock with frame and gas tank (with added rubber pads) remaining as they were when leaving the Honda factory in 2010. A good example of going custom and retro while keeping today’s reliability and remaining faithful to the spirit of a motorcycle brand without breaking the bank. Cobra Engineering.