Urban Scrambler: Caiman’s Honda CX500

South Africa is a motorcycling nirvana—especially for dual-sport riders. From the winelands in the Western Cape, all the way across to the Midlands in KwaZulu…

Top 5 Honda CX500s

Let’s be honest—Honda’s CX500 is not going to win any beauty contests. With a short wheelbase, high front end, awkward looking subframe and unflattering plastics,…

1980 Honda CX500 custom

The Honda CX500 is a stern test of any builder’s skills: although it’s cheap and readily available, it’s not an attractive starting point. But Santa…

Honda CX500 custom

The Honda CX500 is not the prettiest of motorcycles. Launched in 1978 and produced for just five years, it attracted a wide range of uncomplimentary…

Dave Mucci’s slinky Honda CX500

Five years ago, I’d never have picked the Honda CX500 as a target for custom bike builders. But it’s now rapidly finding favor, being a…

Honda CX500 by the Wrenchmonkees

The Honda CX500 has always lacked the cachet of the earlier CB550 Four. Which is ironic, because the CB550 was little more than a downsized…