A modern cafe racer inspired by the Honda CB500 Four…
We’re not quite sure how Pepo Rosell of XTR Pepo turns out so many staggering builds, each unique but incomparably his own. Today, we’re thrilled to present “Four,” which is based on a 2001 Honda Hornet 600. From this capable but rather staid platform, Pepo has one hell of a machine inspired by the Honda CB500 Four. Says Pepo:
“This bike is inspired by the Honda CB500 Four of 1975.”
“So, from here comes the name of Four. Four was the first engine of four-cylinder that Honda makes starting with the CB750 and making after the CB500.”
The result is a modern twist on the cafe racer, with blend of vintage and contemporary parts: CB550 tank, Ducati forks, Ohlins rear shock, and more. The bike manages to recall the spirit and aesthetics of the original CB, but with a modern-day aggressiveness that a GP rider would appreciate.
Full Spec Sheet: “Four” by XTR Pepo
Donor bike : HONDA HORNET 600 (2001)
Ducati Monster front fork and yokes.
Tomaselli regulable clip ons.
Ducati Monster front Wheel.
Modified BMW Nine T front mudguard.
XTR alloy front mudguard brackets.
XTR Light brackets.
XTR led blinkers.
Yamaha R1 clutch lever with adjustable and foldable lever.
Honda CBR 1000 radial brake pump with adjustable and foldable lever.
Frentubo kevlar brake lines.
Honda CB550 four modified fuel tank .
Laverda fuel cap.
XTR seat and upholstery in italian leather.
XTR side number plates.
XTR Licence and rear blinkers support.
Montesa rear light.
Engine, swingarm, footrest suport and engine support to frame sand-blasted glassmicrosphere view.
Honda Hornet rear Wheel.
NG rear brake rotor.
Engine: blueprinted, worked intakes and Dynojet kit in the carburators.
DNA air filters.
SuperMario exhaust system 4 in 2 in 1 with Spark megaphone.
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