Here is one sweet Honda CB650 tracker by Jesse Lendzion (@JessePaul) of Nashville, TN. You don’t hear too much about the CB650, but it was basically a CB550 punched out to 600+ cc. Later it became a DOHC engine. The bikes share the same frame and gauges, and the 626 cc CB650 was produced from 1979 to 1985.
Lendzion’s bike, “Genevieve,” is a very pretty example with her stock Comstar wheels side covers and paint. She’s subtle and well-sorted, with great lines. We reached out to Jesse himself, and he gave us the details on this build, as well as a number of beautiful shots taken by Danielle Vichinsky (@DanielleVee).
Custom CB650: In the Builder’s Words
Bought it a few years ago in CA totally stock with 12,000 original miles on it, and set out to make the bike as minimal as possible without drastically changing the frame. The biggest mod was the tail hoop and seat. I had a lot of inspiration from Moto-Mucci’s CX and then everything I’ve seen from Blitz Motorcycles as far as aesthetics.
Started a few years ago with the seat/rear hoop, painted the comstars, and had various parts powder coated (lower fork tubes etc.) then. Brought the bike to TN a couple years ago and hit it off with the dudes of Atlas Motorworks. Put on some bigger tires, removed the mufflers and dialed in the carbs. Lately I’m trying to find a good balance of function and form…the most recent additions have been 14″ progressive rear shocks/springs, 3.5″ emgo headlight, + fork boots and emgo triumph reproduction bars. Let me know if you have any questions!
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