The latest from our friend Darren Begg in the Great White North is this CB1100RD replica, based upon a 1983 CB1100F. From his DB Customs Facebook page, we glean:

“It features Öhlins USA suspension, Brembobrakes (front rotors, calipers, front RSC brake, and levers), SCULPTURE triple clamps, Keihin 39mm FCR flat slides, Dynatek Electronics 2000 Ignition with ACCEL Performance Group custom cut and fitted 8mm spiral core wires, Oz Racing wheels, Vince and Hyde (Brent Hyde) components (curved cam chain guide, rear chain tensioner, and race cam chains), oversized oil pickup, EBC clutch with Barnett springs, Jaygui-racing exhaust (Harrie van Limbeek), Nitro Racing rearsets and front carbon fiber fender, modified GSX-R swinger (courtesy of JES BUILT Motorcycles), Supersprox rear sprocket and custom 9mm offset front sprocket, EK Chain – USA 530 chain, custom paint by Sketchs Ink (no decals, all paint!), Michelin PilotPower 2CT’s, Spiegler Performance Parts brake lines and LSL clip-ons, and Koso Gauge.


The engine is stock displacement with degreed cams. The bodywork, with the exception of the tank (which started out with several dents), is all aftermarket. No CB1100R was harmed in the making of this amazing restomod. (Don’t need any hate mail from the purists, lol.) The white paint used is actually from a Cadillac Escalade. The blue is based on the color from the CB1100RC, as felt it looked better than that used on the RD.”

A couple months ago, we featured DB’s CB1100F Freddie Spencer tribute. For the inspiration for this build, look no further than our Archive article on Grant Hellinger’s rare CB1100R here. Nice work, Darren, and thanks for sharing.