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X-Wing: Rodsmith Gets Carried Away With a Honda Gold Wing

X-Wing: Rodsmith Gets Carried Away With a Honda Gold Wing

Custom Honda GL1100 Gold Wing by Craig Rodsmith
Craig Rodsmith is one of the elite few that truly deserves to have an ego…but doesn’t. According to photographer Grant Schwingle, the Australian metal-shaping guru has a tendency to sell himself short, and had to be pried for details on this stunning Honda Gold Wing.

Based in Illinois, USA, Craig calls this the ‘X-Wing,’ and casually dismisses it as a ‘quick’ build. “It started off as a bone stock 1980 Honda GL 1100 that had been sitting in my shop gathering dust for a year or two,” he says.

Custom Honda GL1100 Gold Wing by Craig Rodsmith
“I decided to do a quick build as a daily rider—why not? They’re smooth, comfortable and ultra reliable. I thought I’d just do a quick replacement aluminum tank cover to give it a little character, which lead to a matching seat, and it soon got out of hand.”

Out of hand is an understatement: by the time Craig was done, there wasn’t an inch of the Gold Wing that hadn’t been seen to.…

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