Honda CB750 Cafe Racer

Honda Cafe Racers

Since the 1960s, Honda has been the largest motorcycle manufacturer in Japan. At the height of production, they were producing more than three million bikes per year. Honda is recognized as revolutionizing the image of the biker in America, with their “You meet the nicest people on a Honda” campaign — a slogan that may have proved so successful because it seemed to be true…and still does.

While the CB series has long been the most popular platform for any Honda cafe racer, platforms like the transverse V-twin CX500 and single-cylinder XR and NX series have been catching the eye of builders in recent years.  Below, we have a wide selection of Honda cafe racers we have featured from around the world.

Hero Hunk Cafe Racer “Single Malt” Café Racer - TIME:Cycles builds a Hero Hunk café racer for a pro footballer…  The Hero Hunk is a 150cc commuter bike from Hero — a brand formerly known as Hero Honda, which began as a joint venture […]
Honda Hornet 600 Cafe Racer Changeling: Honda Hornet 600 “Retro Racer” - Custom Hornet 600 by Seb Kustom Motorcycle…  Introduced in 1998, the Honda CB600F Hornet was a naked sports bike that featured a 599cc liquid-cooled inline four from the CBR600F3 sports bike — a machine that […]
Honda CB450 Cafe Racer ClubSport Light: Honda CB450 Café Racer - Honda CB450 Café Racer from Mile Zero Racers…   Back in 2022, we shared the first build from a young builder out of Rochester, New York: Thomas Manno of Mile Zero Racers. We were highly […]
Honda CX650 Cafe Racer HRC Inspired: Honda CX650 Café Racer - Stunning CX650 from MCafeGarage of Sardinia…  The Honda CX650 was the last of the CX series, which began with the well-known CX500. The CX machines had a Guzzi-like engine layout, but that’s where the similarity […]
Honda CB550 Cafe Racer The Perfect Café Racer: Honda CB550 “Sapphire” - For Sale: Matt MacVittie’s 1977 Honda CB550 “Sapphire”…  If you had to choose one vintage Japanese motorcycle to serve as the base for a café racer project, you’d be hard-pressed to improve on the Honda […]
Honda CB450 CBR500R CB500R Cafe Racer Best of Both Worlds: Honda “CB500R” Café Racer - Ellaspede EB1236: 1973 Honda CB450 x 2013 CBR500R…  The Honda CB twins of the 1970s remain some of the most beloved Japanese vintage motorcycles of all time — and with good reason. They offered riders […]
Honda CB750 Restomod Cafe Racer Showstopper: Honda CB750 Restomod Café - A Show-Stopping 750 Super Sport from Never Ending Cycles…  Ask anybody who builds custom motorcycles for a living, and they’ll tell you the client has a pretty significant impact on how much they enjoy a […]
Honda CBX750 Cafe Racer Bandida: Honda CBX750 Café Racer - Four-Cylinder CBX750F from Bob’s Garage…   If you mention “CBX” among any group of bikers, most will imagine the massive six-cylinder CBX1000 that appeared in 1978. However, the Honda CBX750 (RC17), introduced in 1984, was […]
Honda CB400F Cafe Racer Big Bore 400/4: Honda “CB466F” Café Racer - 466cc Honda Cafe Racer from Motorelic…  First available in 1975, the Honda CB400F (“400 Four”) showcased Honda’s technical prowess. Here was a miniaturized 408cc version of their larger fours, complete with café-inspired styling, nimble handling, […]
Honda CB1000 Cafe Racer Senna Superbike: Honda CB1000 Super Four - CB1000 Big One from Cus’Tom Motorcycle…  Over the years, motorcycle culture has been blessed with a handful of hilarious and highly entertaining comic strips and series. In English, we’ve had everything from Ogri to Andy […]
Honda CBX750 Cafe Racer El Monstro: Honda CBX750 Café Racer - NO FEAR:  A Cancer Survivor’s Honda Café Racer…  There’s no doubt that building a custom bike is one of the best ways to free your mind from the stresses of daily life. It’s a process […]
Honda Hornet Cafe Racer Vespa Velutina: Honda Hornet 600 Café Racer - A Hyper Hornet from BHC Motorcycles…   The 1990s saw a real rise of naked middleweight machines, with manufacturers stripping down their 600cc supersports for streetfighter-style action. The Suzuki Bandit 600 reigned supreme in the […]
Honda CBX1000 Restomod Greasy Hands, Clean Bike: Honda CBX Restomod - Modern Retro CBX1000 from Dubai’s Cafe Rider Customs…   In 1978, nearly a decade since releasing the world-beating CB750, Honda unleashed the CBX1000, a brawny six-cylinder superbike with dual overhead cams, six Keihin carbs, and […]
Honda CB550 Cafe Racer “Moxie” Honda CB550 Café Racer - Engineer Mat Kubak’s Budget-Built Honda 550 Café Racer…  We always love to hear the origin stories of the builders who grace our pages. While many grow up around bikes — riding, racing, and rebuilding dirt […]
Barnfind Racer: Honda CG125 Café Racer - Belgian-Built Café Racer from Bruthaus Classics…   Joris Vander Borght is a man with no shortage of passion. The Belgian artist and motorcycle builder rode his first motorcycle at the age of 12, when his […]
Honda CB1100 Custom Perfect Balance: Honda CB1100 Custom - Modern Classic Masterpiece from Wedge Motorcycle…  In 2009, forty years after the introduction of the CB750 Four, Honda introduced the CB1100 as a spiritual successor to that iconic machine. The 1100 had many hallmarks of […]
Honda CBX1000 Cafe Racer Super 6 II: Honda CBX Café Racer - Lys Motorcycles builds a six-cylinder café racer…  For the 1979 model year, ten years after the introduction of the revolutionary CB750, Honda released another two-wheeled marvel of engineering, the CBX1000 Super Sport. The mighty CBX […]
Honda CB750F Cafe Racer Red Soul Rising: Honda CB750F Café Racer - Jax Garage’s “Soul Red” 750…for sale!  In 1979, Honda released the twin-cam CB750F, a 77-hp DOHC evolution of the “Original Superbike” released a decade before. Moto-journalists had previously claimed that a 750/4, while fast in […]
Honda CB Seven Fifty Cafe Racer Tumulte Seven Fifty: Honda CB750F2 Café Racer - Introduced in 1992, the Honda CB Seven Fifty — better known as the Nighthawk or CB750F2 in some markets — was an air-cooled retro roadster with a steel cradle frame, twin-shock rear swingarm, conventional air-assisted […]
Honda CB400F Cafe Racer The Graduate: Honda CB400F Café Racer - A show-worthy graduation present from Never Ending Cycles…  The Honda CB400F is one of our favorite Honda fours of the 1970s, a café-styled machine that sported a high-revving 408cc inline four and one of the […]
Honda CB400F Custom Cafe Racer Outlaw 400F: Honda CB400F Café Racer - Chattahoochee Skunkworks builds an “Outlaw CB400F”…  At the time of its introduction, the Honda CB400F was hailed as a mini-superbike.  The small, highly sophisticated 408cc inline four boasted a 10,000 rpm redline and six-speed transmission […]
Honda CBR600 Cafe Racer Made for Mountain Roads: Honda CBR600RR Café Racer - The One-Eyed Racer by Francis Von Tuto…  In 2002, Honda launched the original CBR600RR as their top of the line race-replica supersport, boasting a twin-spar aluminum chassis, 115-bhp inline four, and 160 mph top speed. […]
Honda CB750 Cafe Racer Red Tail Redux: Honda CB750 Café Racer - Joe Flores resurrects a tribute to a 33-year Air Force veteran…  The Tuskegee Airmen were the USA’s first African-American military aviators, best-known for their signature red-tailed P-51 Mustangs, which flew heavy bomber escort as part […]
Honda CB750 Restored Original Superbike, Reborn: 1973 Honda CB750 - A Navy helicopter pilot restores his father’s CB…  In 1969, Honda stunned the motoring world with the introduction of the CB750 Four, the “Original Superbike.” It’s tough to overstate how revolutionary Honda’s 750/4 was at […]
Honda CB650 Cafe Racer Modified RC03: Honda CB650 Café Racer - A Black Beauty from De Palma Cycles… Introduced in 1979, the Honda CB650 Four (RC03) would be the last of Honda’s air-cooled SOHC fours — an illustrious lineage that began with the 1969 CB750 and […]
Honda CB500 Cafe Racer “Silbergrau” CB: 1972 Honda CB500 Café Racer - Alchemy Motorcycles builds a show-stopping silver-grey CB…  The Honda CB500 Four made quite the splash when it debuted at the London Racing and Sporting Motorcycle Show in early 1972. Described as “one of the “show […]
Honda CB750K Cafe Racer Rare Alchemy: 1974 Honda CB750K Café Racer - “Chalk” — a minimalist CB750 from Alchemy Motorcycles…  Back in 2018, we featured the ’77 CB550K “Grey Ghost” from Michel Valle of San Diego’s Alchemy Motorcycles — one of the most elegant, most memorable CB […]
Honda GL650 Silver Wing Cafe Racer Silver Wing: Honda GL650 Café Racer - Hand-built in Texas by Alpha Moto Co… For one year only, Honda offered the 1983 GL650I Silver Wing Interstate — a midsize touring bike powered by the transverse “twisted” 80-degree pushrod V-twin introduced in the […]
Honda CB550 Cafe Racer Czech Yourself: Honda CB550 “Respect” - A Prague-built 550 Four from Gas & Oil Bespoke Motorcycles…  While the CB750 may have grabbed the world’s attention as the “Original Superbike,” many Honda SOHC enthusiasts will tell you they actually prefer the CB550 […]
Honda CBX1000 Custom Uncommon X: Honda CBX1000 Custom - Mike Common’s six-cylinder rocket ship…  For many lifelong motorcycle lovers, true love was sparked on a humble Honda Z50 — a minibike with an outsized impact on the hearts of entire generations of motorcyclists. Such […]
Honda XR650L Cafe Racer Moto Mogg: Honda XR650L Café Racer - Veteran racer/mechanic builds a 280-lb, 80-hp super single…  Veteran motorcycle racers tend to be some of our favorite custom builders. They have a deep understanding of the relationship between geometry and handling, and their builds […]
Honda CB750 RC42 Cafe Racer From Warsaw with Love: Honda CB750 Café Racer - Warsaw’s KrisBiker Customs builds a CB for the NY streets…  When Honda released the CB750 RC42 in the early 1990s, it was something of a throwback to the original superbikes of the 1970s. While Honda’s […]
Honda CX500 Street Tracker Grandfather’s Axe: Honda “CX650” Custom - A GL650-powered CX from Brick House Builds…  In recent years, the Honda CX500 has gone from being a quirky favorite of motorcycle couriers and commuters to a darling of the customs world. It’s one of […]
Honda CB550 Custom Nius Moto: Honda CB550K Roadster - The Honda CB550 remains one of the sweetest midsize machines ever produced, a 50-bhp inline four that handled well, ran sewing-machine smooth, and had the gorgeous looks of the heavier CB750. “Like it’s larger sibling, […]
Honda CB750F Cafe Racer The ClubSport: 1975 Honda CB750F Café Racer - We always love to share the first bike from a young builder, so we were thrilled to hear from 22-year-old Thomas Manno of Mile Zero Racers, who recently finished this 1975 Honda CB750F. From the […]
Honda Hornet 600 Custom Aesse Lab: Honda Hornet 600 Series - Seven Hornet Customs from Italy’s Aesse Lab…  The Honda Hornet 600 — known as the 599 here in the States — was a four-cylinder naked bike introduced in 1998, featuring a re-tuned version of the […]
Honda CB750F Cafe Racer El Chero: Honda CB750F Café Racer - Augment Motorworks builds one sleek Super Sport…  Since 2020, we’ve featured a couple of builds from Nick Acosta of Canada’s Augment Motorworks, who began working on bikes alongside his father and several talented craftsman friends. […]
Honda Hornet Street Tracker El Calcolante: Honda Hornet 600 - Italy’s Francesco Paura builds one bad black Hornet…  Introduced in 1998, the Honda CB600F Hornet — known as the 599 here in the States — quickly earned a strong reputation among racers, couriers, and commuters […]
Honda CX500 Cafe Racer Jackson Motorcycles: “CX500R” - Back in 2019, we showcased a very special build from Craig Jackson, a Texas-born engineer and former motocross racer who competed in the Grand National Championship three times at the Houston Astrodome. About a decade […]
Blue Apex: Honda Hawk GT Café Racer - Bil Harmer’s Honda NT650 Café Racer…  The Honda Hawk GT, also known as the NT650 or RC31, is something of a cult bike. Designed by one of Honda’s greatest designers, Toshiaki Kishi, the Hawk was […]
Ducati 400 Cafe Racer Duconda 400: Honda-Ducati Cafe Racer! - A Japanese-Italian love story from Black Cycles Australia…  Introduced in 1977, the Honda CB400T was the successor to the CB360. Better known as the Honda Hawk (US) or Dream (UK), the twin-cylinder CB400 offered a […]
Honda NX650 Dominator Cafe Racer The Racing Dream: Honda NX650 Dominator - A Honda supermono inspired by the Honda racers of old…  The Honda NX650 Dominator has proved itself as one of the most versatile two-wheeled platforms of the modern era. The single-cylinder radial-valve engine put out […]
Honda CBR500R Cafe Racer Neo Café Racer: Honda CBR500R “Yoru” - “Life is too short to ride something ordinary.” In 1988, the Japanese anime film Akira hit theaters — it was destined to become a modern cult classic, widely regarded as one of the greatest sci-fi / […]
Honda CT70 JPS Senna Tribute: Honda CT70 John Player Special - The Chattahoochee Skunkworks pays tribute to a racing legend…  Some of the most iconic racing liveries in history came out of the heyday of tobacco company sponsorship, when the likes of Lucky Strike, Marlboro, Rothmans, […]
Honda CBX1000 Cafe Racer Built for a MotoGP Legend: Honda CBX1000 Café Racer - Bolt Motor Co. builds a CBX for MotoGP legend Jorge Martínez Aspar! On the 40th anniversary of his first-ever race, Jorge Martínez “Aspar” was selected to be inducted into the MotoGP Hall of Fame.  The […]
Honda CB750F2 Cafe Racer Rothmans Seven Fifty: Honda CB750F2 Café Racer - Jerem Motorcycles builds a nostalgic yet modern café…  Founded in 1890, Rothmans International was a British tobacco company that became a strong supporter of motorsports in the 1980s and 1990s, when many of the dominant […]
Honda CB750F Cafe Racer Black Forest: 1980 Honda CB750F Bol d’Or - In 1969, Honda released the CB750, which was destined to become a landmark in motorcycling history. However, Honda has never been a company to rest on their laurels, and by the mid 1970s, they were […]
“Lil Red” Honda CB360 Custom - A “Lil Red” 360 steals the heart of a vintage superbike racer…  In the early 1970s, Honda engineers had the challenging task of developing a successor to the immensely popular CB350 twin. Although the 325cc […]
Honda CB400F Race Bike Street-Legal Racer: 1977 Honda CB400F - For Sale: 1977 Honda CB400F RC166 Race Replica! In 1966, the Honda RC166 swept the 250cc Gran Prix World Championship, taking victory in 10 out of 10 races with the legendary Mike Hailwood crouched behind […]
Honda CBX1000 Cafe Racer Super 6: Honda CBX1000 Cafe Racer - Lys Motorcycles builds a carbon-clad CBX…  The Honda CBX1000 remains one of our favorite Japanese motorcycles of all time. While the stock machine didn’t have the handling some expected from Honda’s first six-cylinder production bike, […]
Honda CBX1000 Restomod Cafe Racer Honda CBX “1098R” by MotoRRetro - A CBX1000 cafe racer from Sydney’s MotoRRetro…  In 1966, Mike “The Bike” Hailwood won the 250cc Gran Prix championship on one of the most radical machines of the era, Honda’s RC166 six-cylinder racer. Designed to […]
Honda CB250N Super Dream Custom Super Dream: Honda CB250N by Sabotage Motorcycles - Sweet 250cc roadster from Sydney, Australia…  In 1978, Honda introduced the CB250N Super Dream, a 27-hp air-cooled parallel twin touted as a modern incarnation of the original 1960 CB72 Dream. At 249cc, the bike satisfied […]
Honda CB750 Restomod Restomod Roadster: Honda CB750 “Hanashi” - “Hanashi (History) in the present.” –Cafeina Motorcycles The Honda CB750 remains one of the most iconic, influential, and beloved motorcycles in history. Today, it may not seem like such a revolutionary bike, but that’s only […]
Honda CB400F Super Sport: Honda CB400F by Chattahoochee Skunkworks - A 400 Four “TT” from the North Georgia hills!  In 1975, Honda unveiled the CB400F, a middleweight four-cylinder four-stroke that stood out compared to the two-stroke twins and triples of its generation — machines such […]
Honda CB550 Cafe Racer Project Clean Slate: Honda CB550 Cafe Racer - Ohio’s Mark Colasante builds a 550/4 dream machine…  When it comes to Honda’s four-cylinder machines of the 1970s, the CB750 has always received the lion’s share of the limelight. It was a groundbreaking machine — […]
Honda CBX Turbo Legends of Boost: 1980 Honda CBX1000 Turbo - “I was disappointed with the power of the standard CBX.”  These were the words of one Colin Baker of Cheltenham, UK, when asked why he built his Honda CBX turbo in the 1980s — the […]
Honda VTR1000 Custom Farewell VTR: Honda VTR1000 by Francis Von Tuto - For Sale: 1000cc V-Twin “FTVR” from Francis Von Tuto… In the 1990s, Carl Fogarty had been putting the hammer down on the Japanese fours in World Superbike, piloting his booming Ducati to four championships. Riders […]
Honda FX650 Cafe Racer Super Single: Honda FX650 “Stormbringer” - Bandisca builds a big-single street racer… In the late 90s, Honda introduced the FX650 Vigor as a stripped-down, street-oriented version of the popular NX650 Dominator dual-purpose machine. The bike had Honda’s 644cc RFVC single-cylinder engine, […]
Honda CB175 Cafe Racer Holly Honda: CB175 Café Racer by Chris Harter - A young airline pilot builds a sweet CB175… The Honda CB175 came to the U.S. market in 1969, an air-cooled twin that offered 20 hp at 10,000 rpm, a top speed of 86 mph, and […]
Honda CBX750F Customs Quatro Galos: Four Honda CBX750F Customs - Four CBX750F customs from Grego’s Customs of Brazil… In 1983, the Honda CBX750 appeared, an evolution of the beloved CB750 that offered a 93-hp DOHC inline four engine and the boxy styling that would become […]
Honda CBX1000 Restomod CBX Reborn: Honda CBX1000 Restomod - “If Honda was to bring out the CBX again, how would they make the bike?” More than forty years ago, Honda introduced the CBX1000, a modern marvel with six cylinders, six carbs, 24 valves, two […]
Honda Monkey Custom Bunker Kong: Honda Monkey 125 Café Racer - Bunker Custom Cycles turns a 2020 Monkey into a Gorilla… The 21st century is seeing a resurgence in the popularity of mini bikes. The Honda Grom and Kawasaki Z125 have been hits on the world […]
Honda CBX Restomod Restomod Monster: Honda CBX by dB Customs - 1147cc CBX from a restomod master… Ten years after their introduction of the CB750, Honda unveiled the CBX 1000 — a six-cylinder, 1047cc superbike intended to show the world they were still the tip of […]
Honda CB750F Cafe Racer Honda CB750F “Green Arrow” by NCT Motorcycles - Founder David Widmann and Workshop Manager Mario Weiser-Kolland of Austria’s NCT Motorcycles have been quietly building some of the most stunning custom motorcycles in Europe and beyond. David, who’s been passionate about bikes since he […]
Honda XBR500 Cafe Racer Honda XBR500 “Imatra” by XTR Pepo - In 1985, Honda launched the XBR500 to compete with Yamaha’s 500cc big-single street bike, the SR500. At core, the SR was a street version of the company’s legendary XT500 enduro, which won the first two […]
Honda CB750 Cafe Racer “Black Belt” Honda CB750 by Reborn Motorcycles - “Black Belt” — built for a Krav Maga instructor… The first-generation Honda CB750, highly regarded as the world’s “original superbike,” has always garnered the lion’s share of attention from restorers and customizers. The later DOHC […]
Nighthawk 750 Iron Horse: Nighthawk 750 by JM Customs -   Scotland’s JM Customs builds a modernized Honda Nighthawk… The original SOHC Honda CB750 may get the lion’s share of the attention from bike builders and vintage bike aficionados, but the later Nighthawk 750 (CB750SC) […]
Honda CB550 Cafe Racer “BBCB” Honda CB550 Café Racer by GMW - Gaston Motorcycle Werks builds a best-in-show CB550… One of our favorite motorcycle events each year has become The Congregation Show in Charlotte, North Carolina, hosted by the good folks at Prism Supply and DicE Magazine. […]
Honda CB350K Custom ’40s Inspired: Honda CB350K by Black Bean Motorcycles - Introduced in 1968, the Honda CB350K Twin was not a technological marvel like the soon-to-arrive CB750 Four, but the 36-bhp parallel-twin was the perfect bike for the time — punchy, reliable, affordable, and fun. Said […]
Trail Reaper CT70 Trail Reaper: CB175-Powered Honda Mini Trail - CB175-powered CT70 built by a team of Wisconsin high-schoolers! The Honda CT70 — aka Trail 70 — hit the US market in 1969, a dual-purpose minibike with a 72cc four-stroke engine and three-speed semiautomatic transmission. […]
Supercharged Goldwing Cafe Racer Supercharged Honda GL1000 Goldwing - Railman Mark Nevitt builds a supercharged Goldwing! Introduced in 1974, the Honda GL1000 Goldwing was the first Japanese production motorcycle to boast a liquid-cooled four-stroke engine — a 999cc flat-four that gave the 600-lb touring […]
Honda CB450 Cafe Racer Scarlet Witch: Honda CB450 Cafe Racer - “The True Spirit of a Racer”: From barn find to Handbuilt Show… In 1965, Honda introduced their first “big” motorcycle, the original CB450 “Black Bomber” — a 43-hp straight-twin that could do 101 mph. The […]
Honda Hornet 600 “Elise” by Nicola Manca - Introduced in 1998, the Honda CB600F — better known as the the Honda 599 (USA) or Hornet (Europe) — utilized the old mid-90s CBR600F sportbike engine, tuned to 97 horsepower and set in a basic […]
Honda CB750 Cafe Racer Black Russian: Honda CB750 Cafe Racer by Drive-In Workshop - Leonid Skakunov of Russia’s Drive-In Workshop cut his teeth as a mechanic at various workshops before renting a small space of his own in 2016 to build custom bikes. In the last four years, his […]
Honda CX500 Cafe Racers To The Rescue: “Unexpected” CX500 Cafe Racer by BCKustoms - Honda cafe racer built for a French Coast Guard rescue diver… Yann Le Douche of BCKustoms (Breizh Coast Kustoms) has an enviable pedigree for a custom bike builder. In his long career, he’s worked as […]
Honda XR400R Supercafe Honda XR400R “Supercafe” by 485 Designs - For Sale: Supermoto-inspired XR custom from Colorado… Introduced back in 1996, the Honda XR400R would become one of the most well-loved and successful trail bikes of all time. It weighed 257 lbs dry and made […]
Honda CB350 restomod cafe racer Father / Daughter Custom: Honda CB350 by David & Sonya Lloyd - For more than 25 years, David and Michael Lloyd of Lloyd Brothers Motorsports (LBM) have been involved in flat track racing. Back in 2005, they campaigned the only Aprilia/Rotax flat tracker in AMA pro competition, […]
Restomod Honda CBX Hayabusa CBX1000 by Roland Skate - Pipe Dreams: Six of them… In 1978, Honda unveiled the CBX, powered by a 1047cc, 24-valve six-cylinder engine that made 105 hp at the crank. At the time, Honda had been making steady progress in […]
Honda CB750 Cafe Racer Attack Life: Honda CB750 by Three Daughter Moto - “When you find yourself at a time of uncertainty there is only one way to go: forward.” Missouri’s Brent Becker was in Amsterdam for work when he crossed paths with none other than Eric Kalter, […]
Honda CB750 RC42 Cafe Racer Heritage Edition: KASPEED CB750 RC42 Cafe Racer -   “A concept of how a modern Honda works cafe racer could look if they built it at the factory.” In the early 1990s, Honda introduced the CB750 RC42, an air-cooled inline four with a […]
Honda CB750F Cafe Racer Iron of the Year 2020: Honda CBX750F by Garage14 - Winner of the Ferro dell’Anno 2020 at MBE! The MBE Motor Bike Expo held each year in Verona, Italy, is the world’s largest custom motorcycle show, a four-day event with over 700 exhibitors and more […]
Honda CB750K Virus Built in 22 Days: Honda CB750K “Virus” by Brian Cox - “What can you build with just the spare parts you have on hand during this quarantine?” That was the question Brian Cox (@classicbikebuilding) asked himself after bringing home a 1978 Honda CB750K just before the […]
Honda CB900F Muscle Bike Bandit Power: Honda “CB1157F” by Butchered Classics - Dave Solomon of Butchered Classics is our favorite mad Englishman, a shed-builder who’s earned an “evil reputation” for building high-powered Frankenbikes that send purists drooling and raving to the madhouse. In 2019 alone, we featured […]
Honda CB550 Cafe Racer “Jersey” Honda CB550 Cafe Racer by Kott Motorcycles - “A sleek, stripped down version of what this bike could have looked like straight from the factory…” Built from 1974 to 1978, the Honda CB550 was the company’s middleweight four, featuring an 8-valve engine that […]
Honda CX500 Street Tracker Sharp & Aggressive: Honda CX500 by Be Unique Original Customs - It’s safe to assume that no Honda engineer or executive anticipated that the Honda CX500, more than 40 years after its launch, would become a mainstay of the 21st century custom motorcycle movement. Introduced in […]
Honda CB500T Cafe Racer Honda CB500T “Sakura” by Unik Edition - Only available from 1975-76, the Honda CB500T was an evolution of the CB450, featuring a longer stroke parallel twin engine, 50cc more displacement, and a few assorted upgrades, such as ball-type main bearings. While it […]
Honda Z50R Fur1ous 9e0rge: 190cc Honda Z50R Monkey - The meanest little monkey in California… Some ten years after the introduction of the original Honda Z50A monkey bike, Honda noticed an increasing demand for a more aggressive, race-ready minibike to meet the needs of […]
Honda CB650 Cafe Tracker Honda CB650 “Jasmine” by Red Right Hand - Introduced in 1979, the Honda CB650 would become the last of the air-cooled SOHC fours. An evolution of the beloved CB550, the 650 was built on the same production line and included a nearly identical […]
Honda CX500 Cafe Racer The Low Rider: Honda CX500 by Seb’s Atelier - The Honda CX500 was a strange bird when introduced in 1978, sporting a host of innovative technology for the era. The most obvious feature was the transverse 80° V-twin that led some enthusiasts to term […]
Honda CBX750 ’80s Glory: Honda CBX750 “Flávia” by Unik Edition - An ’80s sport bike, well upgraded… Introduced in 1984, the Honda CBX750 — aka the RC17 — was developed from the CB750 and sold mainly in Europe and Australia. The bike’s DOHC 16-valve engine produced […]
Honda CBR1000RR Custom “Tricolor” Retro Racer: Honda CBR1000RR by Crazy Garage - An RC30-inspired “Retro Racer” built in collaboration with Öhlins Korea… Known as the Fireblade in some markets, the Honda CBR1000RR was introduced in 2004 as the 7th generation RR superbike. Developed in conjunction with Honda’s […]
Goldwing Cafe Brat Cult of Personality: Honda GL1000 Custom - Not your granddaddy’s Goldwing! The original Honda GL1000 Goldwing debuted in 1974 with a 999cc liquid-cooled flat-four and a number of interesting design features, including a contra-rotating generator to counteract the engine’s torque, a below-seat […]
HOnda Goldwing GL1000 Cafe Racer Valkyrie Power: GL1000 Goldwing Cafe Racer - “Breathless” — a Valkyrie-Powered ’77 Goldwing from Dragon’s Motorcycles Photos courtesy of Diego Bermúdez of Revival of the Machine and builder Pablo Sebastián. The Honda GL1000 Goldwing may not seem like the best candidate for […]
Ace Corner Champion: Honda “IFR750F2” -   From Crusher to All Class Champion… In the late 1980s, the Honda VFR750R — aka the RC30 — made a thunderous appearance on the world stage, winning the first two World Superbike Championships with […]
Honda CB750 Endurance Racer “Kulte” Classic: Honda “750 RKB” by Le Motographe - RCB-Inspired Custom… The Honda RCB1000 dominated the FIM Endurance Cup (Coupe d’Endurance) scene of the late ’70s and early ’80s, composed of races like the Bol d’Or, 24 Hours of Le Mans, and Suzuka 8 […]
Honda C90 Cafe Racer “Hornet”: Honda C90 Cub by Clav Custom - Best in Show: Pint-size Springer! The Honda Super Cub is the most successful motorcycle in history, with production now surpassing 100 million. The C90 model, introduced in 1966, featured an 89.5cc, 7.5-hp four-stroke engine and […]
Honda CBF500 Custom Custom Honda CBF500 by Rusty Gold MotorShop - A bespoke Honda built in the “Batcave” beneath Amsterdam’s Rusty Gold MotorShop! Today, we’re thrilled-as-hell to feature the first fully bespoke build from one of our favorite names in the moto world, Rusty Gold MotorShop […]
Honda CB900F Cafe Racer “Tokyo Nights” Honda CB900F by James Berreau - Best in Class: Garage-built neo cafe racer from a former USAF tech… The Honda CB900F — aka the Bol d’Or, named after the legendary French 24-hour endurance race — was an air-cooled, DOHC roadster descended […]
Honda CB400F Best in Class: Honda CB400F by Chattahoochee Skunkworks - The Honda CB400F — aka the Honda 400 Four — was a lightweight inline four with 37 horsepower, a 6-speed gearbox (Honda’s first), svelte cafe racer styling, and one of the most beautiful factory exhausts […]
Honda NX650 Cafe Racer Super Single: Honda NX650 Cafe Racer by Iz Meccanica - A 675cc Big-Single Cafe Racer from Paris! The Honda NX650 — aka the Dominator 650 — has become one of Europe’s most popular donor bikes for customization. However, the vast majority of these builds are […]