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Honda custom motorcycles

The extraordinary legacy of Soichiro Honda: a showcase of the best Honda custom and cafe racer motorcycles.

The Honda XR650L is one of those big, bulletproof dual sport bikes that never seem to change. It’s tough and simple to fix, just like its evergreen competitors—the Suzuki DR650 and the Kawasaki KLR650. With a 21-inch front wheel and a 37-inch seat height, the XR650L is not exactly custom-friendly. So this retro-inspired revamp from Joe Tessitore of Digital Directiv is a welcome oddity.

Terrific style from new Canadian workshop Federal Moto—a gorgeous custom Honda CB360 put together for $6,000 all up. Love the @Biltwell Inc. headgear too.

From anonymous runabout to cool retro custom: we love this sleek Honda GB250 cafe racer from the Australian workshop Ellaspede.

The term ‘café racer’ is bandied about so much these days, it’s virtually lost all meaning. But this sleek Honda CB 350 is one of the few modern customs that live up to the moniker. It’s the personal project of Jason Paul Michaels, co-founder of Dime City Cycles, and configured for the AHRMA vintage race series. It'd look pretty good in your garage though, wouldn't it?

Honda CB 350 AHRMA racer | Bike EXIF

Stylish Honda street tracker. We love the leather jacket too.

When Californian master motorcycle builder Dustin Kott turns his hand to a Honda CB, you know it’s going to be special. Meet his latest creation, a '74 CB550 cafe racer.

Bike EXIF has rounded up the best Honda NX650 Dominator customs from the past few years, and here's one of the Top 5. It's from Anvil Motociclette, and like most bikes from the Milan-based company, it's a raw and monochromatic machine meant to be ridden in anger. See the rest of the Top 5 at

Top 5 Honda NX650 | Bike EXIF
  • Shane Jones

    The one I'm building now will be one to include in the best of the next few years. Look for pics this fall.

Poland is not the first place you'd expect to find a top custom motorcycle builder. But the work of Eastern Spirit Garage is first class, as this immaculate Honda CB550 cafe racer shows.

Honda CB550 by Eastern Spirit | Bike EXIF

The Honda NX650 Dominator gets an extreme makeover from Simon Garcia, a talented French builder living in Australia.

Honda NX650 custom | Bike EXIF

If there’s one bike that put the Wrenchmonkees on the custom motorcycle map, it’s ‘Gorilla Punch.’ Four years ago, this CB750 made the world sit up and notice, and not just because it’s the first time whitewalls have looked good on a post-War bike. It's one of the winners of our Top 5 CB750s feature, and you can see the rest at

Top 5 Honda CB750s | Bike EXIF

Another winner from our Top 5 Honda CX500 customs piece, this time built by industrial designer Dave Mucci. See the rest at

Top 5 Honda CX500s | Bike EXIF

We've chosen our Top 5 Honda CX500 customs, and here's one of them—from Herencia Argentina. Click here to see the others:

Top 5 Honda CX500s | Bike EXIF

James Jordan of Kingdom of Kicks was inspired to build his super-clean CJ360T after getting pulled over by the police for riding a 'rat bike.' More pics and the full story on Bike EXIF at

Honda CJ360 by Kingdom of Kicks | Bike EXIF

Here's an amazing Honda CB1100F resto-mod from @Dime City Cycles and Dairyland Insurance. There's a great story about the build on Motorcycle Classics: Pour yourself a coffee and enjoy.

Race to Rebuild: Honda CB1100F Resto-Mod

It's all about the stance. Meet 'Pony Boy,' a striking Honda CB450 from Hangar Cycleworks. Image by Erick Runyon. Follow the Bike EXIF Facebook page for more daily motorcycle goodness:

Actress Katee Sackhoff loved her first Classified Moto bike so much, she's just commissioned this new one—a big-bore Honda XR650L.

Classified Moto » Special build queue opens Friday 1/3 at noon

The terms ‘hand crafted’ and ‘bespoke’ get thrown around a lot these days—but in the case of this wonderfully understated 1969 Honda CB350, they’re particularly apt. Virtually every part you see here has been hand made by Sean Pelletier of Roc City Cafe Racers.

1969 Honda CB350 by Roc City | Bike EXIF

The custom builder Classified Moto has completely reworked this 1991 Honda Nighthawk into a stunning cafe racer.

Honda Nighthawk by Classified Moto | Bike EXIF

The best custom Honda NX650 we've seen yet. This brutal-looking scrambler comes from Barcelona's Kiddo Motors. ¡Fantástico!

Honda NX650 'Dos' by Kiddo Motors | Bike EXIF