Are we seeing a bobber resurgence? A certain manufacturer caused a stir last week with the launch of a factory bobber, and we’re also noticing more hardtails popping up in the EXIF inbox.
This Honda CMX450 Rebel quickly caught our attention—partly because we didn’t think a CMX450 could ever look cool, and partly because it’s a rescue job of the highest order.
The Rebel belongs to Steven, who owns a carpentry company in The Netherlands. Four years ago, he took the bike to a frame-building specialist and asked for a hardtail bobber. The frame was made, but then the builder disappeared.
Steven was left with a half-finished bike that started rusting away in his garage. So he took it to the village of Bilthoven, home to Bram, Joost and Guido of the Wrench Kings.…