Julien spent two years to restore and entirely rebuild his unique machine. The nasty Honda CX became a very attractive and authentic cafe racer. We took this very little trip some day. It's poorly shot and edited but i wanted to keep track of this beautiful bike.
This is the result of my brothers great job rebuilding an ordinary Honda cx500 (GL400) in to an amazing one of it's kind cafe racer style motorbike. All the work and fabrications has been made on the the island of Corfu in Greece , my contribution to the project is the clip on bars that i manufactured and the photo and video that i captured during my visit in Greece.
Honda CX500 cafe racer conversions are becoming more and more popular, the unusual, shaft-drive bikes from Honda never really saw huge commercial success when they were first released so it’s nice to see them having a renaissance of sorts in the modern day.
The Honda CX500 is a stern test of any builder’s skills: although it’s cheap and readily available, it’s not an attractive starting point. But Santa Cruz-based Noah Blum took this as a challenge, and he’s scored a convincing win.
“I’ve always thought that the CX in all it’s forms was one of the ugliest bikes ever made and never saw the appeal. Since it’s been in my possession and riding around on it, I really quite liked it and couldn’t wait to finish the project…” (Rex Havoc).
The Honda CX500 is one of the more innovative Japanese motorcycles of the late-70s, the bikes were liquid cooled, electric started, shaft-driven, modular wheeled, V-Twins with a reputation amongst their loyal fan base for being low maintenance daily riders.