This beautiful Honda CB550 Café Racer by Steel Bent Customs is just about the picture perfect motorcycle, from a barn find to a spot in the limelight! A huge amount of custom work and quality outside service went into completing this CB.
For a one-man band, Kevin Dinsmoor has had remarkable success. Based in the small town of Colchester in Connecticut, USA, he’s carved out a reputation as a builder of finely crafted vintage customs—like this Honda CB550F.
After finding the perfect project bike I contacted Dustin Kott in Newhall, CA to do a collaboration build on my 1976 Honda cb550f. I had a design in my head for the past two or three years that just needed to get out of my head and under my legs!
This 1976 Honda CB550 Super Sport has been kept true to form by Steel Bent Customs, the addition of a few minor and very tasteful modifications have created a bike that would fit in perfectly in both the late-70's and the present day.
Chad Goings, owner of Goings Moto, recently set out on his own after doing an internship at Radical Ducati in Madrid. From a cafe racer perspective, an internship at Radical is the exact equivalent of a budding aircraft engineer doing an internship at Skunk Works – The intern in question is going to learn some incredible things and may or may not get a chance to pass the sound barrier.
Wow! Wonderful CB550!
Very good idea to put the CG logo on the alternator cover. Classy.
In Canada, where bike riding is only feasible for half the year, the bike one chooses has to be twice as awesome – to make up for lost riding time. Andre looked for a base for a café racer project, and found it in a Honda CB550/4 in Ontario, 7 hours drive from where Andre lives. An average looking mid 70’s bike, Andre was able to see past the duct tape on the seat, and the almost novelty oversized factory indicators, to see a bike that could one day grace an article on Pipeburn. And here it is.