Hero Honda CBZ ‘Spitfire V.82’ by Dochaki Designs
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
Dochaki Designs from Pune has made a cafe-racer version of the fabled first-generation Hero Honda CBZ, called the Spitfire V.82.
The name of the bike comes from the legendary Royal Air Force fighter aircraft, the Spitfire. True to its theme, the design is minimalistic, and the custom exhaust comes with multiple outlets on the sides, just like the plane. The motorcycle sports twin-pod analogue instrument cluster, and the clubman style handlebars feature adjustable brake and clutch lever. Along with the rear-set footpegs, the riding position is aggressive. The brown handlebar grips match with the custom leather seat and utility side-bag. The sleek fuel tank and the pillion cowl get racing stripes, and the front fender comes with chrome detailing along the mid-portion.
The black spoke wheels are shod with Ceat front and MRF rear tyre. Brakes include a front disc and a rear drum. The lower portion of the front telescopic fork and twin rear shocks get yellow treatment. The exposed conical air filter, thrust-outlet-like tail light, and the exhaust heat wrap add to the style quotient of the motorcycle. Apart from customisation, Dochaki also offers custom paint jobs, and accessories for motorcycles.