Diabolical: Okay-Pace’s gnarly Honda Dax {custom}


Each time Honda releases a contemporary iteration of one in all their iconic pint-sized bikes, Okay-Pace pounces. The Thai workshop and elements producer loves little bikes, and commonly units the web ablaze with their Honda Tremendous Cub and Monkey customs. Now they’ve labored the magic on the brand new Honda Dax—and, predictably, it’s one other hit.

That’s proper, the beloved Honda Dax is again (though it’s but to be launched within the US, the place it was initially generally known as the CT70). Its official title is the Honda ST125 Dax, as a result of it’s powered by the identical 124 cc air-cooled single as the trendy Honda Cub. It blends the Dax’s traditional T-shaped pressed metal with just a few trendy touches, and it’s as cute as a button.

Custom Honda ST125 Dax by K-Speed
Okay-Pace founder, Eak, has a specific love for the Dax; he owned the 50 cc model of it when he was 13. Fueled by nostalgia, he got down to give the brand new Dax a significant dose of Okay-Pace’s signature type—and within the course of create what is sort of presumably the primary {custom} 2022-model Dax.

Dubbed ‘Daxster,’ this murdered-out mini-scrambler can also be a check mattress for prototyping new elements, for Okay-Pace’s in-house ‘Diablo’ model. So though it options various one-off mods, it’s additionally loaded with elements that Dax homeowners will be capable of slap onto their very own bikes.

Custom Honda ST125 Dax by K-Speed
We’re not simply speaking about flip indicators and grips both. One of the crucial vital plug-and-play mods on this Honda is the burly upside-down entrance finish. The setup consists of specifically designed forks and yokes, and sits 3” decrease than inventory (with an choice to decrease it by one other inch).

The fork legs additionally sit wider, enabling using ultra-chunky rubber. The Honda Dax’s inventory 12” wheels now put on aptly named ‘Tractor-Grip’ tires from IRC, measuring 130/80-12 at each ends. Diablo wheel covers, produced from ABS plastic, add to the brawny aesthetic.

Custom Honda ST125 Dax by K-Speed
Okay-Pace fitted a pair of lowered Diablo shocks out again, then prolonged and braced the swingarm. The Dax’s OEM rear fender and seize deal with are gone, changed by a {custom} made baggage rack that wraps round a Diablo taillight. As for the body itself, that’s nonetheless inventory.

The staff did some intelligent tidying up round right here too. The passenger pegs are gone, however their mounting brackets have been trimmed again slightly than binned, since they shield and assist varied different bits. Sitting on the left is a tidy license plate holder, bolted to the decrease shock mount.

Custom Honda ST125 Dax by K-Speed
Up prime is a brand new seat, and simply in entrance of that could be a second baggage rack. Sitting alongside the body is the Honda’s OEM speedo, mounted on a brand new bracket.

Nevertheless it’s the {custom} handlebars and risers that actually caught our consideration. The handlebars are literally two separate items, held by risers which were rotated 90 levels, with a stable prime clamp for added energy. This setup permits the consumer to rotate the bars individually, to set them narrower or wider.

Custom Honda ST125 Dax by K-Speed
The remainder of the cockpit options typical Okay-Pace fare. The Dax’s single brake lever is accompanied by Diablo grips, vintage-style micro switches and LED bar-end flip indicators. The 2 silver hand dials on the backside of the bars are only for present—a homage to these on the unique Dax.

An LED headlight sits up entrance, with tiny Diablo flip indicators doing obligation at each ends. New foot pegs full the listing.

Custom Honda ST125 Dax by K-Speed
Okay-Pace handled the Dax to a custom-made exhaust system too. It mimics the unique by following the identical routing—however it appears to be like prefer it’ll shatter eardrums. It’s completed off with a drilled warmth defend, and a neat little hanger to mount it to the unique muffler’s attachment level.

As we’ve come to anticipate from Thailand’s most prolific {custom} store, this Dax is completed in a complete lot of black—proper right down to the blacked-out Honda logos on the perimeters of the body. A {custom} ‘Daxster’ graphic mimics the unique Dax logotype, whereas brown upholstery provides some distinction.

Custom Honda ST125 Dax by K-Speed
Okay-Pace’s first run on the Honda Dax appears to be like bonkers, and is certain to have their order books filling up quick. And in the event you’re inquisitive about what else might be achieved with the elements used, take a gander on the blue Dax under.

Cute, no?

Okay-Pace | Instagram | Photos by Hipmotography

Custom Honda ST125 Dax by K-Speed


[naaa bestseller="Powersports Accessories" max=6]


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here