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ROUGH AND READY. Pasquale’s ‘111’ Honda CB500 Cafe Brat

Posted on March 26, 2019 by Andrew in Brat, Café Racer, Roadster. No Comments

Gustavo from Pasquale and his dad are fucking legends.” That’s how our man Marlon described the family powerhouse that is Colombia’s Pasquale Motors, and he’s harder to impress than Vladimir Putin. We don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that the whole custom scene in Colombia looks to them…


WIFE NUMBER SEVEN. Duke Motorcycles’ ‘Mrs Duke’ ‘73 Honda CB500 Cafe Racer

Posted on May 31, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Racer. No Comments

There is nothing in the laws of physics that says leaving parts in a junkyard couldn’t result in the wind turning them into a custom bike; it’s just that the odds are infinitesimal. To make it a sure thing, you only need to park a Ducati Panigale next to a Honda CB500 in the Duke workshop…


LACQUERED FINNISH. Sami Karvonen’s ‘Woodie’ ’77 Honda CB500 Cafe Racer

Posted on October 10, 2017 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic. 43 comments

The Scandinavians and beautiful woodworking. They go together like cafes and racers or Trump and super hold hairspray. Any Scandinavian, Norwegian, Danish or Finnish house worth its salt should have some amazing examples. And in the Finnish house of school teacher and bike builder Sami Karvonen, the example is this superb four-pot Honda CB500. Got wood? You have now…


‘77 Honda CB500 – ‘La Bambina’

Posted on March 22, 2014 by Andrew in Brat, Classic. 33 comments


It’s sad to say, but we hear a lot of bike build stories and not all of them end with a smiling owner riding off into the sunset with a quality build between their legs. For Italy’s Giuseppe Pizzuto, his dream to own a classic Honda started well, and then took a sudden left turn into Nightmaresville. His solution to the problem was simple; he rebuilt the bike from the ground up. And this time he did it all by himself. Meet the Japanese phoenix called “La Bambina”.


Bridge City Cycles CB 500 – “Unusual Suspect”

Posted on August 11, 2012 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic. 38 comments

My knowledge of American geography is pretty poor. And when I say poor, I mean totally crap. It wasn’t until very recently I realised there were two Washingtons, and I really thought there two states called Kansas, but one had an “Ar” in front of it. And just when I’m feeling really down and out about it all, I then get sent this sweet-butt bike from the guys at Bridge City Cycles, which I am now told isn’t a shop in San Francisco. C’mon! That makes no sense at all…


1975 Honda CB500 Café Racer

Posted on December 19, 2011 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic. 33 comments

It might not be the superbike he is used to, but wouldn’t you love to see the World Champion Casey Stoner ride this Team Repsol inspired 1975 Honda CB500 around Phillip Island for some timed laps? Sure, he might not get close to his usual times but he would sure strike a more dashing figure. This immaculate CB was built by 24 year old Josue Alvarez (or Josh to friends) from the central valley in California. It was recently crowned Do The Ton Bike of the Month, up against a couple of great little motorcycles and a bucket of parts. Yes, you read that correctly. “It’s been more than a years work,” says Josh. “I always keep finding something I can upgrade. The bike is my interpretation of the team Honda Repsol Superbike – a vintage interpretation.”