Bexton Moto Honda CB350

Honda CB350
Most custom CBs hark back to the traditional café racer look, but this clean-as-a-whistle CB350 is a sweet mix of classic styling and more modern components. It was built by Rassie van Aswegen with help from Johann Keyser, who created the CB450 ‘Manx Tribute’ bike we featured last year. The bike started life as a 1972 Honda CB350K4 rescued from a barn in central Pennsylvania, hence the vintage Pennsylvania license plate. According to Rassie, “In the state of North Carolina you can run vintage plates on your bike as long as you carry the ‘real’ plate with you.” Roadholding will be distinctly non-vintage, though: the little CB is now sporting a 1995 Yamaha FZR600 front end, with Yamaha R6 brake calipers. The rear end is also from a FZR600, but the swing-arm was shortened by 80mm and adapted for twin rear shock use. (The bearings from the FZR600 were left intact so it now rolls on needle bearings.) Rassie left the frame stock, but removed all the tabs and shaved off excess weight. “The bodywork is fiberglass,” says Rassie, “and with such nice items available on the market I opted not to build those myself.” The engine has been overhauled and fitted with oversize pistons, and the kickstarter has been removed. A battery from a Triumph 675 Daytona sits under the tail section, and the exhaust is sporting custom made headers with aftermarket tailpipes. Aswegen and Keyser plan future collaborations under the ‘Bexton Moto’ name—I’ll be keeping an eye out for them in the future.

Honda CB350
Honda CB350
Honda CB350
Honda CB350