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MAGNIFICENT MAGGOT: Honda CX500 ‘Mustang’ by Underground Custom Cycles

Posted on November 1, 2019 by Scott in Café Racer. No Comments

Written by Martin Hodgson

When you’re a Ford Mustang owner but all you want to do is ride around, what better way to do it than to have a matching motorcycle parked in the garage. Living in the beautiful seaside city of Limassol, Cyprus, there is no shortage of spectacular roads to enjoy and vistas to appreciate when parked up. So to make the dream a reality the original importer of the bike, Petros Louca of Underground Custom Cycles was tracked down to carry out the build. With the Mustang as his muse he emerged from his workshop with the perfect CX500 cafe racer, a Cypriot chariot to carve up the coastline.

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BACK TO BASICS: Honda CX500 by Kaspeed

Posted on October 8, 2019 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic. No Comments

Written by Martin Hodgson

In any rapidly changing environment that experiences enormous growth in a short period of time, it’s easy to lose sight of the fundamentals. A true cafe racer was never meant to be a rolling showcase of the industry’s most expensive components in a stationary automotive sculpture. So taking things back to basics, Germany’s Kaspeed craft clever customs that are riders bikes first and foremost. Simplifying and improving every area of the motorcycle until like this 1980 Honda CX500 it’s ready to put an enormous smile on its new owner’s dial.

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SIXTH SENSE: Honda CX650 by 6th City Cycles

Posted on August 5, 2019 by Scott in Tracker. No Comments

Written by Martin Hodgson

As the big corporates gain a larger foothold in the custom scene it can be easy for the vital grassroots to be left behind. But each year Bear of Old Bike Barn throws the Greasy Dozen Run and selects 13 backyard and small shop builders to create machines for the event. While for some it kick starts a stalled project, for Phil of 6th City Cycles it was the final piece of the puzzle in bringing a dream build to life. From their small garage in Cleveland, Phil and his team packed a Honda CX650 motor into a CX500 frame and finished it with all the fruit, christening the steed Recoil.

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EAT MY DUST. Cardsharper’s Honda CX500 Off-Road Racer

Posted on October 2, 2018 by Andrew in Racer, Scrambler. No Comments

It’s easy to forget that the scrambler’s origins are steeped in racing. Sure, the modern-day interpretation seems to be more about enjoying nature than about silverware, but the ‘scramble’ the genre’s name refers to wasn’t a scramble across rough terrain, but a mad scramble to the finish line…

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SLOVAKIAN PIE. Marek Bača’s Immaculate ’82 Honda CX500 Cafe Racer

Posted on September 19, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer. No Comments

Losing your virginity is usually a train wreck of cheap alcohol, strange bedrooms, extreme awkwardness and instant regrets. But unlike real life, Hollywood movies – and Slovakia’s Marek Bača – encountered exactly the opposite situation when bustin’ their cherries…

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ALTERED CARBON. Purpose Built Moto’s Immaculate Honda CX500

Posted on July 12, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer. No Comments

Australia’s Purpose Built Moto have created a Signature Series to delineate their uncompromising world-class builds from their other services, often built to suit a budget or a client’s specific needs. Enter Signature Series build No. 1, head honcho Tom Gilroy’s vision of the ultimate Honda…

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READY PLAYER ONE. A JPS Honda CX650 from One-Up Moto Garage

Posted on April 12, 2018 by Andrew in Racer. No Comments

Think you’re busy? Spare a thought for Taylor Henschell from Arkansas’ One-Up Moto Garage. A one man shop that designs, builds and finishes a custom ride every three months. Each bike is a rolling resumé that showcases the incredible work he does alone – and none more so than his this, his latest latest build…

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SLOVENIAN SPRING. Boštjan Lukežič’s Sprightly Honda CX500 Cafe Racer

Posted on April 4, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer. No Comments

For millennia, the small central European nation of Slovenia has been at the crossroads of the varied cultures that dominate the continent. But despite adopting diverse influences, its population of just two million people remain proudly independent and it’s clear of late something has been stirred into the well of one of the most water rich places on earth. And that thing is speed…

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TOP SHELF. Chris Kent’s ‘Obersten Regal’ Honda CX500 Racer

Posted on January 18, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Racer. 21 comments

“Throughout the process they kept saying, ’Man, you aren’t cutting corners. It’s all top shelf!” smiles Iowa’s Chris Kent. And you’d probably be smiling too, if you could lay claim to handiwork like this. “My wife is from a small town in southern Germany, so by the end of the project, the bike was affectionately named ‘Obersten Regal,’ or ‘Top Shelf‘.”

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A BITE TO HEAT. The ‘Fire Ant’ Honda CX500 Cafe Racer from Malaysia’s Rusty Factory

Posted on August 24, 2017 by Andrew in Café Racer. 21 comments

When your work is recognised to be of such a high standard that you’re asked to build a motorcycle for a major custom show, there are really only two choices a builder has. Either you take the safer path and build a bike in a style you’re known for, it’s what got you there in the first place, or you take a swing for the fences trying something you’ve never done before, willing to risk it all in the pursuit of glory. Luckily for those who attended the 6th Annual Art of Speed Show in Kuala Lumpur and those of us who gather here today, Mat Alip and the other fine folks at The Rusty Factory went for option two. From the Malaysian state of Perak they’ve fashioned a plastic maggot like no other, testing their skills and breaking all the rules along the way. Now with a swag of trophies to its name, the story of ‘Fire Ant’ a 1978 Honda CX500 can finally be told.

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