The Honda CM400 was an air-cooled parallel twin available from 1979 to 1982. It was a precursor to the Rebel, and known as a particularly bulletproof starter bike. Max Droog of Phoenix’s Droog Moto Concepts set out to sex up one of these 80s machines, building a scrambler/tracker hybrid he calls a “Strambler.” We’ll let him give you the full story.
CM400 “Strambler”: In the Builder’s Words
This build is transformed from a 1981 Honda CM400C. Features a lot of cool additions. Mono shock conversion, hand built trellis sub frame, custom tank that was stripped down and clear coated. I installed a BMW R1200GS steering damper with handmade mounts. The headlight is mounted upside down to fit and be tucked in the forks, also with handmade mounts.
The bike is a scrambler/tracker hybrid I like to call a ‘Strambler.’ Super fun bike to ride, really a go any where type of ride! Custom single sided exhaust that has a nice growl to it. Build was all done by me including paint work and fabrication!