Retro stun­ners

Honda stole the show at Wheels and Waves with some CB stun­ners

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week - Jor­dan Gib­bons

An­other year has rolled by and once again the Wheels and Waves fes­ti­val in Biar­ritz saw the un­veil­ing of a plethora of new cus­tom bikes. Most of the ma­jor man­u­fac­tur­ers were there mix­ing it with the lit­tle guys but it was Honda who stole the show with their ar­ray of bikes stretch­ing from the 1970s right up to the present day and th­ese are our favourites.

CB500

Re­worked by Honda dealer 3C in col­lab­o­ra­tion with French surf­board de­signer Ben Rameix, the CB500 has been com­pletely trans­formed into a retro café racer. The frame has been short­ened and blacked out, the lights are now LED but the best bit is that beau­ti­ful set of high-level ex­haust pipes.

CBX

The in­cred­i­ble six- cylin­der CBX isn’t cus­tomised of­ten due to its im­pos­ing size but Parisian dealer Boul­mich Moto to­gether with the Bad Seeds mo­tor­cy­cle club thought it could be reimag­ined. The Road Bomber was de­signed with drag­ster influences with min­i­mal body­work and weight re­duc­tion.

CB1100EX

Built by Mi­lan-based cus­tomis­ers South Garage, this mur­dered-out ver­sion has been made to show what a great base the of­ten over­looked CB1100 EX can be if you’re brave enough. Mix­ing café racer and bob­ber styles, the matt black tank and con­trols give a dark and stormy mood while the clip-ons and short tail give it that clas­sic café racer feel.

The bru­tal CBX now looks... even more bru­tal! Short, mean and moody... this CB1100 means busi­ness Honda CBS stole the show at Wheels and Waves A great trib­ute to Nicky Hay­den This stun­ning CB500 at tracted fans

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