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Jason Michaels is one half of Dime City Cycles, a leading light of the contemporary US cafe racer scene. Being a good son, he planned to do some light custom work on his father’s Honda Shadow VT800—creating a comfortable cruiser his Dad could pilot around town in a relaxed posture. But after a thirty-day build, the bike delivered to the house of Michaels Snr. on Christmas Day was quite the opposite.
The Super Motor Company sells a remake of the Honda Super Cub in Europe. But this machine, nicknamed ‘Salt Shaker’, is no city runabout. It’s packing a heavily breathed-upon 150cc Yinxiang motor, plus racing wheels and tires, and a bespoke frame. Would you ride it?