You may not have heard of K-Speed, but you may in the future. K-Speed is based in Bangkok, Thailand and builds one of a kind custom bikes and parts and accessories. Their latest creation is the changing of a Honda Monkey into a miniaturized cafe racer.
Looking sleek, aggressive and quite racy, the little bike looks nothing like it did when stock.
As a matter of fact, if you didn’t know it was based on the little Honda Monkey, you might think it was a full sized bike.
K-Speed’s cafe racer switches out the Monkey’s 12-inch wheels and changes them for modified aftermarket Honda Grom 14-inch units with solid covers that add an urban style to the little bike.
The bobbed subframe is attached to shortened YSS shock absorbers, while the 5.6-liter tank remains unchanged other than being chromed.
A velocity stack has been added to the intake and an open clutch cover lets you see the engine turning. A low mounted old style Supertrapp style exhaust rounds out the engine accessories.
Undoubtedly, lots of black powder coating gives the bike a more sinister and menacing look. Especially for what began as a friendly little bike.
Big bikes too!
Lest you think that K-Speed only works on small bikes, they work on full-size bikes as well. And, they’ve built many different variations from stock motorcycles. Like this BMW R9T…
As well as a XV 750 have been turned into trimmed down sleek cafe racers.
Even the Honda Super Cub has not escaped their attention. With a new front end and new plastics, the redesigned Super Cub looks something like a Super Cub flat tracker. K-Speed has been able to change a utilitarian commuter bike into this.
What if you want to take your Super Cub onto the dirt?
Have fun! If you want to see more, head on over to K-Speed’s Facebook page. They have plenty more examples of work they’ve done.