27th Mar, 2024 13:00

National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands

 
  Lot 226
 

1979 Honda CX500
'Brat -bike' based on the CX Custom

Estimated at £1,750 - £2,250

Lot details

Registration No: NMA 296T
Frame No: PC01 2010782
Engine No: PC01E 2010839
CC:
500
MOT: Exempt

  • Bespoke ‘brat-bike’ based on a CX500 Custom
  • Custom paintwork with a powder-coated frame
  • Ohlins rear shocks, supplied with a current V5C

The Honda Motor Company was founded by Soichiro Honda in 1937, initially producing piston rings for Toyota. They made their first motorcycle in 1949 and within 10 years had become the biggest motorcycle manufacturer in the world and have gone on to produce over 400 million two-wheelers as well as millions of other power products. The legendary inline 4 cylinder CB750/4 was launched in 1969 to great acclaim and laid down the blueprint for the modern day superbike, but Honda always liked to push the boundaries with different layouts. The transverse vee twin CX500 was such a model and after initial teething problems built up an enviable reputation for durability, becoming the despatch riders weapon of choice.

This 1979 CX500 Custom model was imported from the USA in 2016 and bought by the vendor who then started a long-term project to build a one-off ‘brat-bike’ using many new parts to create an unusual and distinctive special. The frame and swinging arm have been powder-coated in Bronze with the bodywork refinished in two-tone Bronze and Gold and a new speedo and tacho fitted. A pair of bespoke mudguards have been modelled together with a tan-coloured seat to create that all-important cut-down look. The chassis is finished off with a pair of Ohlins rear shocks and a neat little tool bag that sits behind the engine. A labour of love, the vendor has spent a fortune and many hours to build this bike, dry stored over the winter it will need recommissioning before use. It comes supplied with some spare parts, receipts collected during the rebuild, a tool kit, its original owner's manual and a current V5C.

For more information, please contact:
Ian Cunningham
ian.cunningham@handh.co.uk
07415871189

 

Auction: National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands, 27th Mar, 2024

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