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It was a long, hard road for Anthony Scott to build this Honda CB550 cafe racer racer, but the result is extraordinary.

The Enginethusiast: Anthony Scott’s Honda CB550

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Growing up near the Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum, it comes as no surprise that Anthony Scott has always been intrigued by motorcycles. But it wasn’t until his later years that his passion became uncontrollable, and he had to dive in headfirst. “I returned to the US after being overseas for seven years. Truthfully, times were…

This 1975 Honda CB550 is not your typical CB cafe racer. It’s probably one of the fastest vintage Hondas we’ve ever seen.

The Dark Art of Building a CB Cafe Racer

This is not your typical Honda CB cafe racer. ‘Fade To Black’ is probably one of the fastest middleweight vintage Hondas we’ve featured on this site—and with a Yamaha YZF-R6 front end, one of the best handling too. It’s a 1975 CB550 belonging to Grant Harvey, a Canadian film and television director. In his high…

Dustin Kott’s CB550 cafe racer

When Dustin Kott turns his hand to a CB, you can be sure it’s going to come out special. The Californian builder has favored Hondas…

Honda CB550 by Eastern Spirit

Charlie Trelogan’s insightful piece on café racer design emphasized the importance of good lines. No one understands this concept more than Poland’s Eastern Spirit Garage:…

Honda CB550 by Meyerbuilt

Cliff Meyer is a pediatric ICU nurse during the day and builds motorcycles during his spare time. Inspired by watching motorcycle reality shows, Cliff taught…

Honda CB550F by KDI Cycles

For a one-man band, Kevin Dinsmoor has had remarkable success. Based in the small town of Colchester in Connecticut, USA, he’s carved out a reputation…

Honda CB550 by Raccia

Let’s face it: A 1970s Honda CB is a pretty easy bike to customize. It looks good straight out of the box, and custom parts…

Honda CB550F Super Sport

Nelspruit is a remote town in South Africa’s former Eastern Transvaal, surrounded by citrus groves and miles from anywhere. There’s no custom motorcycle scene to…