Motorcycles have taken a turn toward modernity — designed and oriented in such a way that they often relinquish their long-running heritage as the raw, gritty, and dominative denizens of the road. But Dresden’s Hookie Co. haven’t given up on the counterculture’s aggressive past — demonstrated adeptly through their most recent project, the dark and destructive 1991 Honda CB750 known only as the “Crow.”
While Hookie Co. aren’t strangers to the “brighter” side of motorcycle customization, this melancholic harbinger of death houses a menacing aura that can only be attributed to the builder’s elaborate imagination. A full rebuild of the CB750 was undertaken by Hookie following their acquisition of the bike, which was in a less-than-desirable condition upon receipt. A modified frame, tank, and tail were fabricated alongside the cycle’s one-off tank, utilizing clean, flowing lines and a beautiful gloss black paint that’s been embellished by hand-tailored feathers on its lateral portions. A new electronics tray, rear loop, and “hawk tail” cowl were recruited for the bike’s cause, alongside a full engine rebuild, Spark Performance exhaust, and Motogadget peripherals. To round out the bike’s menacing motif, the team introduced a high-quality flat black powder coat to complement the seat’s tasteful Alcantara leather treatment.