Cb550 cafe racer

Transform your CB550 into a sleek and stylish cafe racer. Explore top ideas to give your bike an edgy look and enhance its performance on the road.
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Ten years ago, Honda CB cafe racers were a huge part of the custom renaissance. Low slung CBs were everywhere, ‘brat cafe’ became a phrase, and for vendors of pipewrap and Firestone tires, it was like all their Christmases had come at once. There’s still a lot of love for the classic CB conversion, especially amongst shed builders and the Instagram crowd. But not many people venture beyond the minor dress-up, and that’s why we like this 1973 CB550 from Dresden-based Hookie Co.—a stealthy…

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Protégé: Two Honda CB550 customs from a young Dutchman | Bike EXIF Vintage Honda Motorcycles, Honda Bikes, Honda S, Custom Motorcycles, Custom Bikes, Cb350 Cafe Racer, Cafe Racer Bikes, Yamaha, Honda Cb 500

Even if you don't know Chiel Nipius' name, you've probably seen his work. He was part of the team at Ironwood Custom Motorcycles for a while, but he's now branched out on his own as Nius Moto. And judging by these two Honda CB550 customs, he has the skills to pay the bills. Using the knowledge he acquired under the mentorship of Ironwood shop boss, Arjan van den Boom, 23-year-old Chiel juggles custom bike building with other interests. He also has a part-time job as a metal fabricator at an…

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‘Friday’: A sharp Honda CB550 from Cardsharper Customs | Bike EXIF Cb550 Cafe Racer, Cafe Racer Honda, Cafe Racer Bikes, Bike Builder, Cafe Racing, Bike Exif, Cafe Style, Suzuki Gsx, Supermoto

It’s been a while since we’ve featured a classic Honda CB café racer. The custom scene has splintered and grown a lot over the past few years, and Honda inline fours are no longer ubiquitous. But occasionally a good example of the type pops up, and this example from Poland is very good indeed. The delightfully named ‘Friday’ comes from Jacek Mulak, who is based in the ancient city of Lublin and runs Cardsharper Customs. The commission came from designer Michał Ćwiek, who brought along a…

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Cb 450 Cafe Racer, Cafe Racer Bikes, Cafe Racer Motorcycle, Cafe Racers, Bike Style, Moto Style, Honda Scrambler, Cb750 Cafe, Cb350

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 -- the "original superbike" -- but we've always had a soft spot for its middl

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