Our latest: 1973 Honda CB450
Author: Ellaspede Date Posted:29 November 2023
A cool custom 1973 Honda CB450 would be welcome in almost anyone’s garage. But often 50 year old bikes need lots of TLC and sometimes a new engine… which is where owner Stephen and a Honda CBR500R stepped in to rescue this ride!
We’ll let Stephen start the story… “I’ve been very much a cars, and specifically Porsches, guy my whole life. Everything I know about driving fast I have learnt in my 1970 911, which I've had for 24 years now. But way beyond cars, I love everything Japanese - the food, the art & design, the landscapes, the culture, the history, and of course the JDM tuning and racing. The first car I ever drove was my parents' 1986 Honda Accord. My dad and I watched Formula One religiously from 1986-1991 and every world championship-winning car had a Honda engine... At the same time Wayne Gardner won a world championship on a Honda, followed by Mick Doohan, Casey Stoner, Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez... So yeah, when I finally ended up getting on a bike myself, there was no decision to be made about which brand I would ride - it had to be Honda. And for this build I actually had to buy two of them!”
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