Honda CX500 Cafe Racer, Totally Overhauled Legs, Looks So Handsome

Customizing a Honda CX500 is not an easy job, even though it has great potential to be remade.

One of the people who managed to remodel it was Harry Blaise Fryer who built a CX500 cafe racer.

For the development process of the 1980 Honda CX500 alert, Harry was assisted by his younger brother, Danny and Jackson Motorcycles.

Honda CX 500 Cafe Racer
Need a lot of changes to get a charming cafe racer look

The process begins with dismantling all parts of the motor and maintaining the engine, radiator, front frame, swing arm, and shaft drive hub.

Furthermore, the subframe is immediately trimmed and made a new one with a more minimalist design.

In addition, the rear suspension is also converted into a cute monoshock model belonging to the Yamaha R3.

Honda CX 500 Cafe Racer
Subframe overhauled and rear suspension converted to monoshock

Of course the swingarm also gets some changes, especially because the rear wheels are getting wider.

Both wheels get 16-inch spoked rims with native hubs and are wrapped in Metzeler RaceTec RR tires, size 160 at the rear.

Honda CX 500 Cafe Racer
Front fork replaced with Suzuki’s GSX-R600

The front fork was also replaced with the Suzuki GSX-R600 complete with its double disc and installed with the Cognito Moto conversion kit.

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Continuing to the bodywork, above the overhauled subframe, a typical cafe racer seat is wrapped in alcantara with a typical cafe racer hornet.

Honda CX 500 Cafe Racer
The bodies are all replaced to be more minimalist

The default tank was also immediately replaced with Benelli Mojave’s which has a small shape and looks harmonious with the engine.

Then for the cockpit, clip-on handlebars are installed with Suzuki GSX-R controls and a Motogadget speedometer embedded in the upper triangle.

Honda CX 500 Cafe Racer
The appearance of the cockpit area is neat and tidy

Completing the bodies, installed Bates-style 5 3/4-inch headlamps, LED strip stop lamps and Rizoma bar-end turn signals.

Moving on to the engine, Harry and Jackson Motorcycles just gave some maintenance and installed a custom velocity stack and exhaust system.

Honda CX 500 Cafe Racer
The engine sector only gets a few minor upgrades

Lastly, for finishing, the frame is given a satin black color, the engine is peppered gray, and the Subaru dark blue paint for the tank.

Honda CX 500 Cafe Racer
The special Honda CX500 cafe racer

As a result, the Honda CX500 is now transformed into a cafe racer that looks so cool and beautiful.