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Rough Crafts Delivers a Custom Forged Carbon-Bodied Street Tracker Moto

Photos: JL Photography | Rough Crafts

Headed up by Winston Yeh, Rough Crafts unequivocally stands as one of the planet’s leading custom moto shops, with a body of work that’s as eclectic as it is world-class. And despite churning out a slew of spare-no-expense projects in 2022, the Taipei-based shop has now opted to kick off the new year with a bang with the unveiling of its latest one-off work, a custom Honda CB1100 christened the “Oriental Uppercut.”

Photo: JL Photography | Rough Crafts

Based on a 2021 Honda CB1100 RS Final Edition, the build is modeled after the Japanese marque’s’s CB1100 TR concept bike from 2016 — a one-off-one street tracker concept from Big Red that just happens to be Yeh’s all-time favorite motorcycle, production, custom, or otherwise — though sees the TR bestowed with Winston’s signature aesthetic. With help from Simon Fiber Craft, Yeh has treated the retro-inspired donor bike to a custom forged carbon fiber tank that feeds into an integrated set of radiator shrouds. Also crafted from forged carbon is a one-off front fender and the project’s tracker-style tail, the latter of which Yeh has set atop a one-off subframe before capping off with a bespoke partially-diamond-stitched black leather seat. 

Photo: JL Photography | Rough Crafts

In typical Rough Crafts fashion, Yeh has also treated the Honda to a laundry list of super high-end components including Over Racing rear-sets, an Ohlins FGRT227 fork slotted in custom Rough Crafts triples, a modified Ohlins TTX AT701 shock, and ultra-premium 17” five-arm carbon fiber wheels from BlackStoneTek that have been shod in Pirelli Supercorsa superbike rubber. Guided by a grilled Rough Crafts headlight, the build also now features a Rough Crafts gas cap, a KOSO taillight, micro-LED rear indicators, and a set of Motogadget bar-end LED signals. The donor’s air-cooled 1,140cc inline-four engine has also been gifted a full titanium Rough Crafts x SC-Project S1GP exhaust and a set of Sprint Filters intake pods. The project’s finishing touch is a one-off livery from Rover Works Custom Paint that sees matte black and exposed forged carbon juxtaposed via gold pin striping and matching Rough Crafts shop tank decals. 

Photo: JL Photography | Rough Crafts

Based on how the Oriental Uppercut turned out, we’d love to see Yeh put Rough Crafts’ signature spin on some of our other favorite concept bikes.