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Honda CB50J Café Racer


Posted on June 21st, by Scott in Café Racer. 12 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

    Perfect.

  • 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!

  • http://autopartsoregon.com/molalla/oregon/126/molalla-auto-parts david

    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.

  • http://bettermotorbike.com/ motorbikes

    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.