honda C50 custom moped by 56 motorcycles
 
honda C50 custom moped by 56 motorcycles honda C50 custom moped by 56 motorcycles
feb 17, 2017

honda C50 custom moped by 56 motorcycles

 

the ‘CB50’ is a customized moped by french bike workshop 56 motorcycles. based in the southeastern suburbs of paris, it began with a classic honda ‘CB50′ moped, stripped it back to the essentials and created this minimalist moped that looks worthy of a place in an art museum, as much as it deserves to be ridden.

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once 56 motorcycles had stripped the honda ‘CB50’ back, it received an attractive monochromatic paint finish that is ready to stand the test of time. to complement this aesthetic, its engine has received a complete engine clean-up, a keihin carburettor, plus a heavier set of rear shocks. a little pancake-style seatpad with cross stitching sits proudly where the old seat once was, revealing a small hole to access the fuel cap.

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the custom moped’s handlebars have been repurposed from a downhill mountain bike, with grips and a throttle attached to them. an elegant headlamp protrudes ahead of the timeless honda number plaque, while the rear features a tiny spot tail-light attached to the left shock. the ‘CB50’s’ rear fender now sits slightly shorter, giving it a better clearance for mud to fly off of its thick tires.

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