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