This is a Custom €500 Bike by Paul Funk [Photo Gallery]
This bike started off as some sort of wager or test, as Paul wanted to see if he could build a nice bike on a very low budget. At the same time, this machine was in a way a Steve McQueen tribute bike, "a Flat Track style bike that Steve McQueen would have liked to ride (and be a tribute to that era)" as Paul himself adds.
So he sourced a barn find mauled Honda CB450 for €200 ($260) and spend exactly €298.50 ($388) on the things he needed to repair and paint the bike. The funding of the project did not include the labor and no professional tools were included, either.
Basically, Paul bought nuts and bolts, various cheap parts from the breakers, fresh oil, gaskets and... spray cans, as the CB450 "Steve McQueen" Flat Tracker did not see the inside of a professional painter's shop.
Paul Funk's greatest achievement was to shoe youngsters that they can actually get a nice ride with custom looks with way less money than they think, and a good-looking motorcycle does not necessarily mean big bucks.
The "Euro Bomber" will be on display at the Big Bike Europe in Essen, Germany, shown in the AND World Championship of Custom Bike Building, this very weekend, May 11-12.
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