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Rhapsody in Blue: Revival Cycles’ Honda FT500 Ascot

Rhapsody in Blue: Revival Cycles’ Honda FT500 Ascot

Custom Honda FT500 Ascot by Revival Cycles
Think of Revival Cycles and you probably picture big budget, genre-smashing customs like the BMW Landspeeder. But Alan Stulberg and his crew are quite happy to work their magic on the humblest of machines. And they don’t get more humble than the early 80s Honda FT500 Ascot.

The ‘FT’ apparently stands for ‘flat track,’ but that was wishful thinking on Honda’s part: You can safely discount any notion of the Ascot tearing it up on the ovals. Rather, it’s a solid little commuter bike that you can pick up for less than $2,000 in the classifieds.

Custom Honda FT500 Ascot by Revival Cycles
Making an FT500 Ascot look cool is a big challenge. But it has an electric starter, a big 500cc single cylinder thumper engine with lots of torque, a low curb weight, and a reputation for reliability.…

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