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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 5 August, 2018

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 5 August, 2018

The best cafe racers, scramblers and bobbers of the week
A delicately massaged Norton Dominator, a Honda CB500 with Panigale suspension, a board track racer over a century old, and a Honda CRF1000 upgraded by the improbably named African Queens.

Honda CB500 Four cafe racer from France
Honda CB500 Four by Lionel Duke Just when we think we’ve seen every possible rendition of a cafe’d Honda CB, something new comes along. This time round, that newness is draped in white and comes courtesy of Lionel Duke of Tourettes-sur-Loup in south-eastern France.

Starting with a 1973 CB500 Four, Lionel wanted to do something that would stand out in a crowd but still be identifiable as a Honda CB. Seven hundred hours later and his dedication and craftsmanship are pretty staggering.

Honda CB500 Four cafe racer from France
Take the exhaust for example. It’s a four-into-four, MotoGP inspired unit that came together via 115 bits of stainless steel.…

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