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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 25 September, 2016

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 25 September, 2016

The best custom motorcycles and cafe racers of the week
The ultimate Honda CB550 cafe racer, a Suzuki Savage with Nissan Leaf power, and a gorgeous BMW R100 GS sidecar rig. Meet the bikes that revved our engines this week.

Honda CX500 by BBCR Engineering
Honda CX500 by BBCR Engineering There is no denying the rise in popularity of the Honda CX500 in the custom world. Builders are now seeking out the gawky, short wheelbased bikes with abandon. One of the builders earliest to this party—they’ve created seven CX500s—is Chicago’s BBCR Engineering. This is their latest take on the Güllepumpe.

The Deluxe tank was reworked to a better-than-factory finish and a handcrafted tailpiece was shaped out of fiberglass to give balance to this build. One of the trickier aspects was converting the 1978 CX over to a monoshock set-up, but BBCR knew this was the only way to go for a standout cafe stance.…

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