1964-68 Honda CB160 AKA The “Rusty Rocket”
owner: Scott Elder
This motorbike was constructed almost entirely out of spare parts, collected over a year of digging through the
‘cast away’ parts piles in the corners, sheds, and backyards of local Portland racers.
Though the pipe and intake manifolds were custom-fabricated, most everything else was borrowed, stolen, or ceremoniously traded for beer...a daily cafe racer built, literally, on a coffee-cup budget.
Ultimately, this project took me to at least 17 private “parts collections,” most containing the picked-over carcases of multiple bikes - suggesting that this bike was built from the ashes of at least 21 ‘retired’ machines. Conservatively: 21 for one, or, The One Bike.