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Weird and Overgeared: A 10-Speed Honda CB900

Weird and Overgeared: A 10-Speed Honda CB900

This Honda CB900 Custom from Clockwork Motorcycles has 10 speeds.
The CB900 Custom is one of the strangest motorcycles Honda has ever made. It has shaft-drive, an enormous 62-inch wheelbase, and a ten-speed transmission.

In stock form, it’s a humdrum cruiser. But you’d never guess from this stunning build by Clockwork Motorcycles.

This Honda CB900 Custom from Clockwork Motorcycles has 10 speeds.
This CB belongs to a motorcycle enthusiast who picked up the 1981-spec bike on the cheap. After a couple of months, he booked it into the Montréal workshop.

“He asked me if there was something cool I could do with it,” says builder Samuel Guertin. “But the CB900 Custom has very long forks, strange angles at the back of the frame and, weirdest of all, a ten-speed gearbox.”

This Honda CB900 Custom from Clockwork Motorcycles has 10 speeds.
Yes, you read that right: ten speeds. Honda’s super-long ‘factory custom’ was a parts bin special, matching the Euro-spec CB900F engine to the GL1100 final drive unit.…

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