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Turning the CB250 RS into a vintage-style Honda trail bike

Turning the CB250 RS into a vintage-style Honda trail bike

Turning the CB250 RS into a vintage-style Honda trail bike
We love seeing ugly ducklings turned into graceful swans. After all, anyone can make a Ducati SportClassic look good—but a cheap 1980s commuter bike is a completely different ball game.

This ice-cool little scrambler started life as a Honda CB250 RS, a plasticky but well-made runabout that was popular in the UK and Europe. You can still find them on the secondhand market, and they’re a bargain at about US$1,500.

Turning the CB250 RS into a vintage-style Honda trail bike

That makes the air-cooled single perfect for a low-cost, big-value custom job—and Mokka Cycles have taken the bait.

Mokka is the nom de plume of Árpi Bozi, a young programmer from Hungary. For the past five years, he’s sought refuge from the digital world by building beautifully finished customs.

Turning the CB250 RS into a vintage-style Honda trail bike
“It’s a cheap but quite ugly bike,” says Árpi.…

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