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Honda CB50J Café Racer

Posted on June 21, 2010 by Scott in Café Racer. 20 comments

This beautiful little CB50J café racer was built by a Dutchman named Michel. Like many men before him, he realized he didn’t like the look of his stock Honda CB50J, so decided to turn it into a café racer. The jewel in the crown was finding that stunning NOS candy gold gas tank with black stripes. This vintage gas tank came new in a box from Honda spare parts specialist CMS in the Netherlands. Michel then painted a modified cafe seat to match the candy gold gas tank. Some other specs include “rearshocks were replaced with 30cm shocks and the forklegs were shortened 4cm by Ronald. The top tripple tree is from a SS50M, the headlight bucket from a Dax and the headlight ears from Takegawa. Clip-ons were favoured instead of the ordinary holders and handlebars. The wheels are equipped with Michelin M29 tyres, 2.25 front and 2.75 rear. The polished 50cc engine has an advancing flywheel, CB50F camshaft and a larger carb with velocity stack”. Overall a very fine example of a small displacement vintage cafe racer. [Via Chalopy]

  • rev.dub

    oh wow. what a stunner! beautiful little bike. it makes me happy to see a small bike getting so much attention. great build!!

  • Jurp

    Brilliant bike! Very clean, would love to hear it.

  • Milk and Juice


  • joe

    bike looks really good but some details…….. hose clamp on the velocity stack and the piece of wire for the brake light spring…

  • Peter

    Very nice, really like what you have done here. Great Job!

  • philr

    What did the front forks and brake assembly come off?

  • Kippenverver

    That's stock CB50. Painted silver

  • Uncle B

    Honda 50 like never before! Love it!

  • never seen a honda 50 like that before, but it sure is a beauty!

  • honda cb 50 cafe racer look

    Hi everyone,
    I would like to no how mush it would cost to rebuild one of them Honda Cb 50,s .
    p.s its a very nice bike.

  • Not so hot!!!

  • Iron Butt

    I still own 3 engines CB or XL 50 without carbs.Anyone?
    Find me on Facebook: name is Iron Butt.
    Greetings from Flanders Fields.

  • Spd

    Great build!

    what bike’s fuel tank is it? where to search it in the cmsnl catalog?

  • ralph

    what type of exhaust do you have? and does it fit on a skyteam ace?

  • milan

    I wanne buy it so bad. can someone give me the owner of it? i heard it was sold for 1900, but i wanne give it like 2500. please help me

  • Cody Demuytere

    I am actually the new owner of this bike and I am selling it for 2500€ at the moment. Only change is the seat is now covered in leather. (Believe me it was needed for longer rides.
    (You could still have the leather removed if you don’t like it)
    ~Cody Demuytere

  • Pieter Van Ginkel

    hey can annybody help me i am looking for a frontbrake for my honda cb 50j i am also making a caféracer of it?

  • Mines_a_double

    MY 1979 CB50J (lime green) NEVER looked that good. Even through the eyes of the then 16 year old spotty oik (me) that owned it.

  • Sven Nollet

    does anybody knows if the black on the tank is painted or if it is a sticker??