Custom Honda FT 500 Looks Skinnier Than Ever
Latvian photographer Fjodor Ritikoff seems to have wanted almost everything gone from his custom Honda FT 500. The thumper has been literally stripped of pretty much all it's parts and rebuilt anew, using aftermarket components.
Now, we're not sure if a 1967 MOCKBA (Russian for Moscow) fuel tank could belong to the “aftermarket” segment. Anyway, it looks like a good fit on the bike. Koni rear shocks complemented the now shortened and powder-coated frame, while the engine received a Wiseco piston, K&N air filter and the handlebar has been replaced with a lightweight Renthal one.
The overall appearance is terribly skinny and the combination between the silver fame, yellow lens headlight and brutal purple for the tank and rear fender might not appeal to everyone. We admit the bike looks as strange as it gets, especially with the wrapped exhaust lines and racing silencer. Strange, but not ugly!
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