Honda CB175 Cafe Racer

Honda CB Cafe Racers

The Honda CB Series of motorcycles are perhaps the world’s most popular cafe racer platform. Engine sizes vary greatly, from the diminutive CB50 to the mighty six-cylinder CBX. The CB Series bikes were designed mainly for commuting and cruising, though many have serious sporting potential or racing pedigree, such as the CB750 — such a landmark machine the term “superbike” was coined to describe it. The smaller displacement versions have become very popular in vintage racing. Below, we have a selection of the custom CB cafe racer builds we have featured.

Honda CB750F Cafe Racer 77 Redux: Honda CB750F Café Racer - Rocket Science: CB750F Cafe Racer from a SpaceX Propulsion Engineer…   In 1975, Honda unveiled the CB750F Super Sport, a significant redesign of the original CB750K that included both styling and performance enhancements. The engine boasted […]
Honda CB750 Cafe Racer Penny: Honda CB750 Café Racer by The Hot Rod Shop - Car Fix’s Jeremy Bumpus builds himself a CB750…   For many of the more mechanically-minded of us, weekend morning cartoons were eschewed at an early age for the hot rod, muscle car, and automotive how-to shows […]
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 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 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 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 […]
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 […]
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 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 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, […]
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 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 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 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 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 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 CB650 Brat Cafe Racer Budget-Built: $1250 Honda CB650 by Redeemed Cycles - A $1250 (!) brat / cafe racer from North Carolina… While we love to drool over high-dollar bike builds as much as anyone, we’ve always been drawn to bikes built within a reasonable budget, and […]
Honda CJ360 Cafe Racer Honda CJ250/360 Cafe Racer by Elemental Custom Cycles - This bike has been removed at the request of the builder.
Honda CB350 Restomod Cafe Racer Aviation-Grade: Honda CB350 Restomod by Merlin Cycleworks - What happens when a jet aircraft mechanic builds his wife a bike… The Honda CB350 twin is not only one of the company’s best-selling models, but one of today’s most popular vintage bikes for customization. […]
Honda CB350 Brat Cafe Racer Honda CB350 Cafe Commuter by Kevin Bergeron - The Honda CB350 is one of the most beloved small twins of all time, a 36-hp scrapper that recalled the old adage: “It isn’t the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size […]
Honda CB360 Cafe Racer “Yatagarasu” Honda CB360 Cafe Racer by Moth Vintage - From fiery basket case to The One Moto… The Honda CB360, a four-stroke twin, debuted in the mid-70s as an alternative to Honda’s more expensive and complex lightweight fours. The 34-hp engine was tuned for […]
Honda CB400F Cafe Racer “White Lightning” Honda CB400F by Wayne Hawes - Honda CB400 Four resurrected after 30 years sitting outdoors… The Honda CB400F is one of our favorite bikes from the entire CB series. It was an evolution of the CB350F, introduced in 1972 as the […]
Honda CB175 Cafe Racer Zero to Hero: Honda CB175 Cafe Racer - From Zero to Hero: Honda CB175 built from a junked chopper… The Honda CB175, introduced in 1969, was based around an air-cooled parallel twin engine with dual carburetors and a 5-speed transmission. The bike offered […]
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 Hornet 600 Cafe Racer Honda Hornet 600 Cafe Racer by Three Stones Cycles - The Honda CB600F Hornet, known as the Honda 599 in the States, was powered by a version of the CBR600RR engine tuned for a fatter torque curve and better streetability while still offering 94-102 horsepower […]
Honda CB360 Cafe Racer Honda CB360 Cafe Racer by Aston Neale Motorcycles - Straight out of Suffolk:  A Garage-Built, Modernized CB360… The Honda CB360 was only available for a short time — 1974 to 1976 — as the successor to the popular CB350. The 34-hp air-cooled parallel twin […]
cb750 nighthawk Honda CB750 Nighthawk by Vandals Moto - “Classic lines with a modern approach…” That’s the motto of Vandals Moto, an Atlanta-based shop that focuses on melding classic looks with modern brake, suspension, and performance technology. Run by Alex Childs, Vandals Moto has […]
Supercharged Honda CB750 Supercharged Honda CB750 by Justin Blue - Best in Show:  Supercharged, Big Bore Honda CB750 from Alabama… It’s a truth universally acknowledged:  When you put together a Honda engineer, a ’74 CB750, and an AMR500 supercharger, good things happen. Earlier this month, […]
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 CB750 Modern Cafe Racer Honda CB750 Cafe Racer by RW Motorcycles - An old superbike gets a modern makeover… The Honda CB750 was the “original superbike” — a four-stroke street, strip, and track weapon that radicalized the UJM (Universal Japanese Motorcycle). However, the 750cc Hall-of-Famer is getting […]
CB750F Cafe Racer Honda CB750F Cafe Racer “Lainey” - The CB750F was Honda’s effort to regain the supremacy of their original CB750 Four superbike. In 1980, Cycle Guide claimed the new 77-hp DOHC 750 could “accelerate with the fury of a one-liter hyperbike” and […]
Garage Built CB750 Cafe Racer Honda CB750K Cafe Racer “Kali” by Contach - We like staring slack-jawed at the big money pro builds as much as anyone, but there’s nothing quite so special as the connection between a garage builder and his first build. Enter Mark Guevara of […]
Honda CB500 Four Cafe Racer Honda CB500 Four Cafe Racer by Duke Motorcycles - “Mrs. Duke” — The pure white CB500 stunner… Lionel Duke of Duke Motorcycles had more than two decades of experience as a car and motorcycle mechanic before opening his shop in Tourrettes sur Loup, near […]
Honda CB450 Cafe Racer “Wart Hog” Honda CB450 Cafe Racer - The CB450 was Honda’s first “big motorcycle” — a 444cc parallel twin with 43 horsepower and a top speed of 110 mph. Early models were known as the Black Bomber, though the remained in production […]
Honda CB350 Cafe Racer Honda CB350 Cafe Racer by Andrew Frederick - “Come by tomorrow with $100 and I’ve got a project for you. It’s perfect, pristine, and all original.” So said one of Andrew Frederick’s friends. Of course, the bike was in boxes and bins! Seventeen […]
Honda CB500 Cafe Racer Honda CB500 Four Cafe Racer by Kaspeed - Here at BikeBound, we have a soft spot for father/son workshops and builds. Kaspeed Custom Motorcycles of Germany is one of the very best. The crew consists of twin brothers Jimmy and Mick — both […]
Honda Nighthawk Monoshock Cafe Racer Monoshock Honda CB750 F2 by L’établi Garage - “Cut like a wasp…” Quentin Lambert, the 22 year-old founder of France’s L’établi Garage, is quickly making a name for himself in the customs world. Last year, we featured his Honda XLV750R Street Tracker — […]
Honda CB350 Brat Cafe Racer Honda CB350 Brat Cafe by Ron George - “Maggie” — from basket case to garage-built beauty… When steelworker and plumber Ron George received a basket case 1970 Honda CB350 Twin in a trade deal, he knew he had the perfect platform to build […]
Honda CB750 Nighthawk Cafe Racer Honda CB750 Nighthawk Cafe Racer by Nitro Cycles - Nitro Cycles puts the teeth back in a 90s CB750… The Honda CB750, introduced in 1969, is hailed as the “original superbike” — the first four-cylinder motorcycle from a modern, mainstream manufacturer. However, by the […]
Honda CB750K Brat Honda CB750K Brat by Sean Junqueira - A DOHC CB750 with a Brazilian twist… We knew the quality of Sean Junqueira‘s motorcycle photography from his work with the late Devolve Moto in Raleigh, North Carolina, but we had not seen his building […]
Honda CB125 Brat Cafe Honda CB125 Brat Cafe: “Biff” - “I was given a manual and pushed to figure it out…” Jenny Lawson of Fayetteville, Arkansas — aka @TrippinHawk — is a single mother of two teen girls, a small business owner, and the builder […]
Honda CB450 Cafe Racer Honda CB450 Cafe Racer: “Tenbrooks” - Named after the fastest horse in the South, inspired by a custom Gibson guitar… Kevin Drost has been playing the guitar since the age of 10 and spent his entire adult life in the music […]
Honda CB890 Cafe Racer Honda CB890 Cafe Racer by Chris Klamer - 100+ horsepower, 350-lb Honda “CB890CR” from Barber’s backyard… When Chris Klamer of Alabama set out to build a cafe racer, he wasn’t going to settle for a simple set of clip-ons and rearsets. He says: […]
Honda CB400F Restomod Katie Abdilla’s Honda CB400F Restomod: “Billie” - Meet Billie, a Honda CB400F restomod dream bike… We have been in love with Katie Abdilla‘s Honda CB400F, “Billie,” since the first time we saw her flowing chrome headers and Varnish Blue paint. In a […]
Honda CB160 Cafe Racer Honda CB160 Cafe Racer by Jeanie Sallings - The Sallings clan of Arkansas are quite the motorcycle family. Patriarch Jan Sallings of JMS Customs has six sons and two daughters-in-law who ride. We have featured Kat Sallings’s Honda CB175 cafe racer, as well […]
Honda CB350 Brat Honda CB350 Restomod by Offset Motorcycles - Craquelure, (/ˈkrakˌlo͝or/):  a network of fine cracks in the paint or varnish of a painting. That’s the name of this 1970 Honda CB350 “resto brat,” built by Jason Lisica of San Francisco’s Offset Motorcycles. Jason […]
Honda CB350 Brat Cafe Honda CB350 Brat by Purpose Built Moto - Tom Gilroy, the founder of Australia’s Purpose Built Moto, has been making a name for himself in the custom moto scene. Besides turning out a herd of custom bikes, which can be seen ripping around […]
Honda CB750 Restomod Honda CB750 Restomod by Hoy Vintage Cycles - The Tail of the Dragon is one of the most legendary roads in the world. Located in the mountain pass of Deal’s Gap along the NC-TN border, this 11-mile stretch of road has 318 curves, […]
Honda CB200 Brat Cafe Honda CB200T Café-Brat by Slipstream Creations -   ”A solid, reliable bike, good for transportation of the impecunious.” This is how the Honda CB200T has been described. The bike was the largest of the Honda CB Twin series that included the CB125, […]
Honda CB450 Cafe Racer Honda CB450 Cafe Racer: “Shinobi” - What if there had been a postwar cafe racer culture that originated in Japan instead of the UK? This was the question that builder Scott Wilson asked himself. Scott, a fan of Quentin Tarantino’s films, […]
Honda CB400 Four Cafe Racer Honda CB400 Four Cafe Racer by OtC Custom - The Honda CB400F is such a neat machine, a 408cc inline four produced only from 1975-1977.  The bike had an array of cafe racer styling elements, such as low handlebars, rear set pegs, and that […]
Honda CB500 Custom Honda CB500T by Denton Moto - Today, we’re thrilled to present “Morrison” — the flagship bike of Denton Moto Collective, and the personal bike of our friend Fabian Campos. The Denton Moto story began in the fall of 2015, when Fabian […]
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 CB500 Cafe Racer Honda CB500 Cafe Racer by Bold Motorcycles - The Honda CB500 twin was built for a decade, from 1993 to 2003. The liquid-cooled motor produced 57 horsepower, and the half-liter Honda twins were lauded for their confidence-inspiring handling and all-around performance. Couriers and […]
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 CB900F Cafe Racer Honda CB900 Cafe Racer - No one spends as much time in the saddle as motorcycle couriers, ripping through traffic and over sidewalks to deliver time-sensitive files and packages.  London-based Jacek Sawczyn once worked as a moto courier, delivering parcels […]
Honda CB750K Cafe Racer Honda CB750K Cafe Racer by J.Webster Designs - Today we are thrilled to feature this incredible 1978 Honda CB750K cafe racer by Justin Webster of J.Webster Designs. Justin was recently featured on the Esquire series Wrench Against The Machine, which we highly recommend, […]
Honda CB250 K4 Cafe Racer Honda CB250 Cafe Racer - There’s nothing we love more than featuring the bikes of young garage builders, who don’t have professional-grade shops or an arsenal of high-tech tools. Today we have a 1973 Honda CB250 K4 cafe racer by […]
Honda CB1100R Restomod Honda CB1100R Restomod by dB Customs - The CB1100R was Honda’s first homologation special, an exotic, road-legal sportbike built from 1981-1983. Based off the CB900F, the single-seat CB1100R offered 115 horsepower and 72 lb-ft of torque, and was intended to homologate Honda’s […]
Honda CB175 Cafe Racer Honda CB175 Cafe Racer: “Moxxi” - Today we are thrilled to present “Moxxi,” a 1972 Honda CB175 cafe racer built and owned by artist and designer Kat Stovall (@gutterskump) of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Like so many of our favorite bikes, this build […]
Honda CB750 Cafe Racer Honda CB750F2 Cafe Racer by 14Cycles - We see a lot of Honda CB750 builds, but few stand out like this silvery mesh of past and present. It hardly even looks like a CB750 any longer, but more like the dream machine […]
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 CB750F Cafe Racer Honda CB750F Cafe Racer by BBCR Engineering - They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and, in this case, it has resulted in an amazing build by Andrei, the fabricator/magician at BBCR Engineering in St. John, Indiana, just outside of Chicago. […]
Honda CB750 Brat Tracker Honda CB750 Brat Tracker by Tom Laveuf - Tom Laveuf grew up in France, where he and his family rode Honda CR125 and CR250 dirt bikes, and his uncle rebuilt 70s Hondas. After moving to the States, his two-wheeled obsession went dormant until […]
Honda CB50 Cafe Racer Honda CB50 Cafe Racer by Herencia Custom Garage - Recently, we featured this Honda CB750K cafe racer by Herencia Custom Garage of Argentina. Builders Federico Lozada and German Karp rarely tackle cafe builds–their style leans more toward the tracker/scrambler end of the spectrum. However, […]
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 […]