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Honda FT500

‘82 Honda FT500 – H Garage

Posted on February 23, 2016 by Andrew in Café Racer. 37 comments


There is more than one way to skin a cat and for Scott Halbleib of H Garage he took a different path with this Honda FT500 than he normally does with his other builds. Even before he’d begun his Honda XT build that has long since been finished and shares a common engine with the FT this bike caught Scott’s eye given its cheaper purchase price and convenience of electric start. This wouldn’t be a rushed project, after its purchase other bikes would take priority and the FT would receive attention when the right ideas came to mind and time was available. So it’s been two years in the making but with plenty of time, a Facebook poll, some light bulb moments and the help of a few excellent suppliers, this race inspired urban Café Racer can now be revealed.