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Iowa-based Monnom is the sole creative work of Mike Gustafson. Monnom’s goal is to create “well-proportioned cafe racers with some modern performance upgrades and full attention to aesthetic use of wood and other interesting materials.”

Accordingly, here we get a look at Gustafson’s recent 1973 Honda CB350 build. In making use of a single piece of walnut wood, the material has been curved into a sculptural fairing over the front of the motorcycle. In addition, the walnut has been used on the seat and a wooden rear bump.

The engine has itself been rebuilt by Mike, as the bike is now fitted with a new electronic ignition, charging system and exhaust headers, all while running courtesy of an Antigravity batter.

The apple red paint no doubt plays complement to the perforated steel, as you can get a detailed look at Monnom’s 1973 Honda CB350 via the gallery above.

For another impressive custom build, check out Hookie’s “Black Mamba” 1973 Honda CB550.

Not NYC, not LA.

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