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Honda CX500 Cafe Racer


Posted on July 23rd, by Scott in Café Racer. 3 comments

Ah, the humble Honda CX500. Born in the late 1970s, with production ending by the mid 1980s. It was Honda’s plan that the CX series would take on the smaller Moto Guzzi and BMW motocycles. They spent a lot of cash to achieve the best design they could. 30 years later it is still a popular cafe racer project bike. We found this beautiful CX500 on the Chopper Charles Forum (great site for those who love their CX500 & GL500’s). Built by a guy in Virginia, USA who goes by the name Pampadori. He loves Honda’s and you can view his collection on this flickr page. Well worth a look.





  • Larry L

    Cool, that was Prince’s bike in "Purple Rain".

  • kast

    I love it. I’ve done a CB750 cafe, but this has inspired me to make a CX500 my next cafe project

  • Terrence

    Prince rode a Honda 400 automatic in Purple Rain. However, it did have comstar mags converted to spoke wheels.