Honda CX500 by Wrenchmonkees

Honda CX500

Honda CX500

Copenhagen based custom bike shop Wrenchmonkees has given a retro feel to the Honda CB550 which is little more than a downsized CB750. The Wrenchmonkees removed the rear frame, and built a custom exhaust system and new fenders.

A new lower tank, shortened forks, small single saddle and big fat firestones lower the bikes overall appearance and give it an aggressive stance. The team fitted a new seat unit to complement the curvier looks of the bike and painted it in a timeless metallic brown. The result is a very stylish bike from inauspicious beginnings and it took the honors in the Open class.


single saddle

Engine and speedo meter

custom exhaust


Honda CX500

8 responses

  1. I admire the way these guys see possiblity in seemingly any bike, but what on earth are you talking about?

  2. the header correctly id’s this bike; however the caption under the first photo refers to the bike as a CB550. that is wrong, It is a CX500 which is not a downsized CB750. It is a water cooled V-Twin not an in-line 4. Have a nice day

  3. CB750? CB550? The header is on the mark but the comments are a bit off!
    That said, it is still a very nice piece of work!

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