Richard & Lex from Left Hand Cycles in the Netherlands have their own bike building mantra that “less is less”, but this purposefully built CB750 scrambler is a lot more than the sum of its parts and something we don’t often see done to a Honda CeeBee. What you ride is all about being different according to the guys, and while this build fits into the cafe/brat/scrambler niche it’s certainly got it’s own stance and look, and the part military, part brat look marks it out from the rest.
Left Hand Cycles started in the winter of 2011 in a small garage close to Zwolle, in the Netherlands. The guys were aware that they had to overcome lots of problems and that’s why the chose the name Left hand cycles. We never pick the easy solution and try to solve it ourselves. Richard and Lex go on to say that they think a motorcycle must have a soul without any superfluous accessories. Quite right too.
The guys describe LHC #2 as being raw, minimalist and one of a kind. The donor is a 1982 CB750 which they’ve chopped and reshaped into the scrambler hybrid with a neatly upholstered brown flat seat with Chesterfield sofa-style cross stitching, high front guard and rugged looking Heidenau K60 tires.
The unusual extra sprocket on the non final drive side of the engine is a homage to their own passion for fixie bicycles. Short Matt black fenders keep it neat and a matte military green tank help the bike keep a low profile out in the woods.
Then open pipes ensure the rider couldn’t sneak up on any unsuspecting wildlife, but to compensate for that they’ll make sure drivers know there’s a quick urban scrambler about to pass them on the street.