When you think of electric bikes, you probably think of Zero, LiveWire, and so on. You certainly don’t think of the Honda CB750, the bike that established the superbike category when it first came out in 1969. Yet RideApart brings us these guys, who took an old dismantled CB750 and turned it into a custom electric cafe racer on a shoestring budget.
I think converting old gas-burners to electric is going to become more and more common, particularly as electric vehicles slowly replace gas ones. It’s a great way to keep older bikes (and cars) on the road. Also, by modifying an existing bike, you already have a VIN to register, making it easy to keep them street legal. And, as the Inja shows, it’s not as difficult as you may think to learn how electric bikes work, making them easy to build and maintain.