Honda CB750 by Wesley Hannam

The Honda CB750 is a motorcycle that’s been cut up and reinvented a million different ways – it’s pretty rare that we see one that’s been tweaked in a new or interesting way so when one does come along, we perk up and pay attention. The one sub-model in the CB750 family that hasn’t seen…

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Honda CB550 Cafe Racer

The Honda CB550 is a motorcycle often overlooked in favour of its larger sibling, the CB750. This seems like a bit of a shame to me as there’s a lot to be said for the 550 and if the 750 had never been invented, its smaller relative would doubtless be an order of magnitude more famous….

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Honda CRF450X Cafe Racer

The engine in the Honda CRF450X wasn’t designed to sit in a motorcycle that looked quite like this – originally designed for off-road work, the liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke 449cc power unit was never meant for use on the asphalt. Despite being designed for trail and dirt use, off-road motorcycle engines often make fantastic powerplants for lightweight cafe…

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Honda CX500 Custom by Kustom Research

The humble Honda CX500 is a motorcycle that everyone loves to hate, often referred to as the ‘Plastic Maggot’ the transverse V-Twin is widely considered one of the least attractive motorcycles ever produced by Honda. The benefit of this unpopularity is that the custom bike builders who choose the CX500 as their muse tend to…

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1986 Honda VF1000R

The Honda VF1000R is considered by many to be the best of the now classic VF1000 model line produced by Honda between 1984 and 1988, the VF1000R was the first of the VF line to have gear driven cams (as opposed to the chain driven cams on previous generations) and was also the first to…

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Honda CB750 Custom by Purebreed Fine Motorcycles

Purebreed Fine Motorcycles is a relatively new French Canadian custom motorcycle garage run by Guillaume Brochu, Guillaume is one of those non-traditional intellectuals who find fascination with seemly unrelated things but then somehow manages to pull them altogether. He graduated from college as a certified accountant before eighty-sixing Microsoft Excel for the life of a…

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5 Monkeys

So usually we feature just 1 item per post here at Silodrome, today we have 5. Although if you combine the weight of them they’d probably amount to a single normal-sized motorcycle. These bikes and many others are coming up for auction with Bonhams on the 20th of October 2013. Monkey #1 This Honda ST50 Dax…

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Classic Honda Jersey

There’s something about the 1970s and MX that combined to create a perfect storm of retro, gasoline powered style that’s instantly recognisable and hugely appealing. These Honda MX jerseys have been designed to look exactly like the originals, they made from a modern, micro-birdseye vented moisture wicking fabric (rather than the old polyester), they have…

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