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Kerkus reworks the Honda CX500

How to rework the CX500 without an angle grinder

For better or worse, some mods have become commonplace. Air boxes get removed, smaller batteries get installed, and subframes are almost always redesigned. Especially when you’re dealing with the Honda CX500. No one ever accused the CX500 of being pretty, and it’s the awkward flow of its rear end that carries most of the blame.…

Monster mash: Christian Klein’s wild Honda CB900

Monster mash: Christian Klein’s wild Honda CB900

It’s getting harder and harder to categorize custom bikes. We all know a traditional cafe racer when we see one, but these days we’re just as likely to stumble across a ‘cafe’ bike with dual sport tires. Or a bobber with clip-ons and racing rubber. Some mash-ups hit the mark, and some don’t. This is…

Ignore the tank badge: A delightful custom Ducati 160 Monza by Kinesis Moto

Because You Can: Slotting a Ducati motor into a CB175

Little bikes are fun; little classics are adorable. But little, rare Italian classics are irresistible—especially when they’re as fine as this ‘Honcati.’ Yes, we just made that up, because this fun-sized dynamo is as unique as they come. It belongs to Jeff Gittleson of Kinesis Moto, who built it by marrying a Ducati 160 Monza…

Review: 2017 Honda Rebel 300 and 500 first ride

Review: Honda Rebel 300 and 500 First Ride

If we were to take a quick poll, undoubtedly we’d find that many of you cut your riding teeth on a Honda Rebel. Thanks to a low seat height, neutral handling and a less than intimidating powerplant, the CMX series became the go-to bike for rider training courses worldwide. Beyond that, since its debut in…