the honda CX500 type 8 custom motorcycle by auto fabrica the honda CX500 type 8 custom motorcycle by auto fabrica
apr 11, 2017

the honda CX500 type 8 custom motorcycle by auto fabrica

 

auto fabrica takes a 1980’s honda CX500 motorcycle and shapes it into a refined piece of rolling art. this build let the UK-based custom workshop exercise its metal shaping abilities, pushing its engineering and design skills to another level.

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auto fabrica stripped back the original honda ‘CX 500’ and was pleasantly surprised by the organic form of its frame. they then hand-beat its elegant aluminum tank and bodywork, before applying its slick liquid black finish. sitting on top of ‘project 8’ is a flush-mounted fuel-filler cap, that can be accessed with a pop-and-twist. the rider’s seat is upholstered in black, perforated leather, with a logo plaque revealing tan leather highlights. the original wheels have been replaced with a set of of spokes: a 19-inch borrowed from a honda ‘CB450 TLS’ at the front, and a 16-inch rim laced to a honda hub, both wrapped in japanese shinko tires. perhaps the most noteworthy feature is the sculptural exhaust system—a bespoke piece auto fabrica hand bent from 316 stainless steel.

 honda CX500 type 8 custom motorcycle auto fabrica designboom

honda CX500 type 8 custom motorcycle auto fabrica designboom

honda CX500 type 8 custom motorcycle auto fabrica designboom

honda CX500 type 8 custom motorcycle auto fabrica designboom

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