Amid the army of CB 750 customs, it takes something truly bold to stand out from the crowd. “Xerxes,” built by Ben Davis of Delaware’s Legion Cycle Works, is a drastic departure from the brat-seated, pipe-wrapped, mail-ordered CBs of the last half decade. It’s a statement-making build, no doubt, and you will love the story behind it.
By day, Ben works as a carpenter, and he’s the father of four girls. He got the bug for building custom bikes after watching Cafe Racer TV, and before long he had converted his garage into a shop and started Legion Cycle Works. With this 1979 CB750 Limited Edition, he decided to really push himself.
The scene on the top triple was sketched up by a friend of his who works for DC Comics. The most striking aspect is certainly the front fairing, slightly reminiscent of something you’d see on a Harley Big Twin. Ben wanted the fairings to be all-metal, but he had no previous sheetmetal experience, so he took the brave path and simply ordered a bunch of books online and started hammering away. All the work was done by Ben except the paint, working on nights and weekends.
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