Honda CB550 Cafe Racers

The Honda CB550 is perhaps the perfect cafe racer candidate. The bike packs a strong punch from its gutsy middleweight inline four, and the handling is lightning-quick and crisp. Donor bikes have become more expensive in recent years, but there is a large aftermarket to help the garage or shed builder in need of parts or expertise.

Honda CB550 Restomod Honda CB550 “MD01” by MOTODesign - Nine Years of Vision: Barn-Built CB550 cafe racer from New York… The Honda CB550 is one of our favorite platforms for a custom build. While the 38-hp middleweight didn’t have the outright power of the […]
Honda CB550 Monoshock Cafe Racer Honda CB550 Monoshock Cafe Racer -   A father/son Honda CB550 cafe racer build with custom monoshock conversion… Honda’s four-cylinder middleweight, the CB550, is one of our favorite platforms for a cafe racer build. While the air-cooled SOHC engine doesn’t have […]
Honda CB550K Cafe Racer Grey Ghost CB550K Cafe Racer - Today, we are thrilled to present one of the most beautiful vintage Honda builds we have ever seen:  the Grey Ghost, a 1977 Honda CB550K cafe racer built by Alchemy Motorcycles of San Diego. Previously, […]
Honda CB550 Brat Cafe Honda CB550 Brat Cafe by Eli Carver - We were lucky enough to meet some incredible people at the 2017 Handbuilt Show in Austin. The bikes in the show were off-the-charts, as always, but there was also a staggering lineup on the street […]
Honda CB550 Cafe Racer Honda CB550 Cafe Racer by Macchina Salvobros - There are a lot of “bolt-on” cafe racers these days. We have nothing against that — there is an art to sourcing the right components for a build, and few parts bolt on without some […]
Honda CB550F Cafe Racer Honda CB550F Cafe Racer by Other Life Cycles - We found this oh-so-clean 1975 Honda CB550F cafe racer through Denton Moto Collective of Denton, Texas, who recently listed the bike as their #motoinspiration of the day. Nicknamed the “F-Bomb,” the bike was built by […]
Honda CB550 Brat Bike Honda CB550 Brat by Ironwood Custom Motorcycles - (Written by Mark Turner.) Thankfully we are all individuals. Some of us like big women, some like marmite, some like to wear women’s clothing on a Thursday night and call themselves Mildred. Personally, I like […]
CB550 Cafe Racer Sin City Vintage Cycles CB550 Cafe Racer by Sin City Vintage Cycles - Today, we’re excited to present one of the sexiest, most well-sorted Honda CB cafe racers we’ve come across:  “Class Act,” a 1977 CB550 built by Bill Docchio of Sin City Vintage Cycles and owned by […]
Honda CB550 Cafe Racer by GT-Moto CB550 Cafe Racer by GT-Moto, “CB605” - Today we’re excited to present a very special build:  the “CB605” by GT-Moto, which was the first build to come out of this very special shop in Plano, Texas. GT-Moto:  The Story GT-Moto is a […]
Monoshock-CB550-Cafe-Racer Mono-Shock CB550 Cafe Racer by Alchemy Motorcycles -   Today we’re thrilled to present this 1978 Honda CB550K built by Michel Valle of Alchemy Motorcycles, located in San Diego, CA.  We found this bike on Instagram (@alchemymotorcycles), and it jumped out at us […]