Chris Carr Design – 1965 Honda Superhawk Custom

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Chris Carr is a legend in AMA Flat Track – he’s won Rookie of the Year, AMA Pro Athlete of the Year, and he was a 7x National Champion. His exploits have earned him a spot in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. In 2006, he gained another title: fastest motorcycle rider in the world (and first to crack the 350 mph threshold) thanks to a 354 mph run in the BUB Enterprises streamliner at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Does all that make him a good motorcycle designer? Who knows, because the Chris Carr that built this is a different guy!

Still, this is an interesting Superhawk that’s been turned into a custom cafe racer. Highlights of the work include Excel wheels with Buchanan stainless steel spokes, a custom frame, lengthened chromoly swingarm, misc Honda parts like a CL160 headlight, CB77 speedometer (that’s been rebuilt) and a CL350 front end. Other work includes a 6″ stretched custom tank from a CB125SS, custom tail, rebuilt carb, custom center stand, and more. As a show piece, the speedo cable and headlight were not hooked up “to keep the front end clean.” The seller has put just 20 miles on it since the work was done and he/she says there are no issue. For more information on the builder, head on over to

Find this cool Superhawk for sale for $6,000 here on VFT (you’ll have to scroll down a bit to June 28th).

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