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Absolute Perfektion: Honda GB500 cafe racer by 271 Design

Absolute Perfektion: Honda GB500 cafe racer by 271 Design

Honda GB500 TT cafe racer by 271 Design
I remember the first time I clapped eyes on a Honda GB500 TT, about ten years ago. It was a pristine mid-80s model with a black tank, parked outside a garage in the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. I had absolutely no idea what it was, but was instantly smitten.

German designer Oliver Aschenbrenner had a similar experience, also ten years ago. As a student, he spotted this 1990 GB500 at his local Honda dealer and fell in love. “I said, ‘I’m absolutely broke, but I need to have that thing!”

Honda GB500 TT cafe racer by 271 Design
Oliver handed over a small pile of cash as a deposit, and promised to return in six months. The deal was done, and he returned in the middle of winter to pick up the bike.…

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