About 10 years ago Lucas Layum of Argentina started up a little shop known as Lucky Custom. Lucky Custom has grown and produced some awesome custom machines over the past decade or so. One of their creations is this little Lucky Custom Honda CBX 250 Cafe Racer named “Tigra”. The CBX 250 unknown to most people outside of Argentina, is a very unlikely candidate for a custom build. With that being said, Lucas was up for the challenge and what he produced is pretty awesome.
Since the CBX 250 is pretty much the opposite of a cafe racer, Lucas had his work cutout for him. Starting with the frame, he literally cut the back off and fabricated a whole new rear section to give it a stretched out look. The modified tank better flows with the lines of the new sub-frame and a dual filler cap setup installed offset to the right hand side. Notches were made in the front of the tank to clear the updated forks and the back side smoothed to follow the downward lines.
Wanting better suspension and wheels, Lucas had his work cut out for him. USD forks were installed up front and a new rear shock mounted. For wheels, he went with a set of Performance Machine Harley Davidson wheels which created a large amount of additional fabrication. New bearings, axles and spacers had to be made to fit the brake components and line everything up correctly.
A very unique front fairing and windscreen were created up front. Taking a fender off of a Honda Dax, Lucas modified it with 3 LED and a visor from an old helmet to create a cool fairing. Creativity at its best here and it looks stunning. Additonally, even more thought and fabrication went into the exhaust system. Being pretty much out of the site, the exhaust comes up under the tail and custom stainless exhaust box was fabricated into the tail section and exiting out the rear.
This build is actually one from 2016, but we have been following these guys for years and they always amaze us. From Honda Monkey Z50 bikes to Honda VFR’s, Lucas has prduced some amazing machines. I suggest you head over to his Facebook and Instagram pages to check out the cool and unique builds coming out of his shop.
Lucky Custom Honda CBX 250 “Tigra” Cafe Racer Photos (Courtesy of Raul Origlia):