Cliff's Cool Custom Cafe CB550
This aircraft-themed Honda CB550 is one of Cliff's latest creations, a sweet mixture of street aggression and glorious retro looks. Part Honda CB550 and part Suzuki GSX-R by nature, Cliff's custom build makes liberal use of polished aluminium and rivets, for a consistent look.
With a bespoke swingarm based on a stock unit receiving a single rear shock, the CB received a GSX-R600 front end and braking system. While the front discs are all Hayabusa DNA, this Honda rolls with Harley wheels shod with Shinko rubber.
He hand-made the tail section and reworked the tank, while building a special cockpit for his customer. A miniature gauge is complemented by a custom smartphone mount with the necessary USB outlet, and the turn signals are also Cliff's design. The LED bulbs are placed in custom metal housings for the front and integrated into the rear loop for a truly elegant look.
Cliff's friend Rob Lemon worked his magic on the engine, while Kevin Kent of Kent Upholstery in Indianapolis did the seat work, with KecCo Coatings painting for the frame and Cone Engineering stainless steel silencers and exhaust pipes. Honda parts came from the awesome guys at Dime City Cycles, Cliff adds.
There is not much really to say about Cliff Meyers' mighty machine except that it looks as neat as it ever could. Via BikeEXIF.
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