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The Honda CX650ED is regarded by some as the pinnacle of the naturally aspirated Honda twisted twin development and was a one year bike, manufactured in just 1983 (though some were complianced in later years). The improvements over the original CX500 reads like Honda looked at their CX customer wish lists and built a bike to match - a stiffer frame, fatter front forks, less unsprung weight and a monoshock rear add up to improved handling. The motor outputs about 20% more peak horsepower, the fuel tank has a fuel gauge and the styling was better received than the original Plastic Maggot.
Frank Guarini from Milan, Italy bought his CX650E Eurosport in May 2016 with 32,000km on it and felt that it was an ideal bike to have turned into a scrambler by Officine Metalliche. He received the finished product in November 2016 complete with overhauled engine, new rear shock absorber and some cosmetic changes:
As you can see, there's plenty that has been changed from stock:
That custom triple trees are certainly striking:
You can also see the relocated ignition switch on the right hand side of the above photo.
Here you can see the custom rear fender:
The YSS shock at the rear:
The spoked wheels are made using the original hub - Frank says that the process took 3 months and it's one of his favourite aspects of the build along with the choice of tank (from the older CX models).
If he had to change anything about the build Frank says he might have selected a shorter exhaust; otherwise he's very happy with it!
For more CX and GL custom build inspiration check out the master build list.
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