Honda NX650 Custom by Cool Kid Customs

Honda NX650 Tracker Scrambler

“The Brawler” from Holland…

We see a lot of Honda NX650 customs these days, but we’ve never one that looked like “The Brawler.” Not surprisingly, the bike is the work of Michel Szozda of Cool Kid Customs — located in Haarlem, near Amsterdam. The Dutch builder has quickly made a name from himself with bright, burly builds that defy classification.

Honda NX650 Tracker Scrambler

In this case, the customer gave Michel the freedom to do whatever he liked with the build — the only input was the base color of the paint. The result is the zebra-camo urban enduro you see here, sure to turn heads as it jumps curbs in Amsterdam and beyond. Below, we get the full story on this NX650 tracker/scrambler.

Honda NX650 Tracker / Scrambler: Builder Interview

Honda NX650 Tracker Scrambler

– Please tell us a bit about yourself, your history with motorcycles, and you workshop.

My name is Michel Szozda from The Netherlands. I started Cool Kid Customs motorcycle shop in 2014 and we’re stationed in Haarlem near Amsterdam.

– What’s the make, model and year of the bike?

It’s a 1993 Honda NX650 Dominator

– Why was this bike built?

It was build for a customer who gave me the freedom to do whatever I like to do.

Honda NX650 Tracker Scrambler

– What was the design concept and what influenced the build?

I wanted to keep it as clean and compact as possible. Just a frame, wheels, and an engine. The customer gave me a color he liked and I used it as the base color. All the other things I freestyle as the bike gets built up again.

Honda NX650 Tracker Scrambler

– What custom work was done to the bike?

I started off with the back of the frame, cut in half a welded a whole new tailsection.
Took an old motor morini fuel tank I had and made it fit the frame.
Welded a stainless steel 2-in-1 exhaust that goes underneath the frame.
Handmade the LED headlight/numberplate and added a airvent for extra style points.
Small little LED tailight inserted in the tail of the frame.
Did not like the wheels on the bike so i swapped the front 21″ for a 19″.
Seat was done by mister Silvermachine in Amsterdam.
Powdercoated all the parts and handpainted the fuel tank with a Urban zebra camo print.

Honda NX650 Tracker Scrambler

– How do you classify this bike?

As speechless…or tracker/scrambler.

Honda NX650 Tracker Scrambler

– Was there anything done during this build that you are particularly proud of?

I love how the front end and the exhaust turned out, I also like the seat and the gas tank, heck I like the whole bike.

Honda NX650 Tracker Scrambler

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