Honda CX500 Cafe Racer by Ironwood Motorcycles

Honda CX500 Cafe Racer

Ironwood Custom Motorcycles of Amsterdam is quickly becoming one of our favorite custom builders. Earlier this month, we featured their incredible Yamaha XS650 scrambler. Today we have another work of two-wheeled art, a 1978 Honda CX500. Builder Arjan van den Boom (now that’s a name!) was kind enough to provide with the details to accompany these beautiful shots of his build.

#IWC4 Honda CX500 Cafe Racer ’78

CX500 Custom

  • Integrated led tail light
  • Conti Classic Attack tires
  • Lowered the front forks 10 cm
  • Small speedo
  • Wrapped exhaust pipes
  • New rear shocks
  • Vintage green gas tank color
  • Relocated ignition lock
  • Custom rear section and seat
  • Painted rims
  • Painted engine
  • K&N pod filters
  • Shaved upper fork brace
  • Biltwell grips
  • Hooligan mufflers
  • Powder coated frame

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CX500 Custom Cafe Racer

Honda CX500 Custom

Love the CX500, otherwise known as the “Poor Man’s Guzzi” and “Plastic Maggot”?  Check out this CX500 tracker by Matt Woodgates, and this CX500 custom by Sacha Lakic.


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