“Ask ten motorcyclists about a bike,” a wise man (it might have been me) once said, “and you will get ten different opinions.”
Honda Europe turned that around and asked ten of its dealers in France, Spain and Portugal to customize ten bikes – all of them CB 650 Rs – for the 2021 Biarritz concours in France. The result, as you will see below, was ten custom bikes that each take the original in different directions and interpret the theme in their own way.
Who would have thought that the CB 650 R neo-café racer could be seen in ten completely different but equally realistic ways? From simple bolt-on solutions to the likes of single-sided swingarms, this is a lot more than just a matter of ten original colour schemes.
CB 650 R Four Limited Edition, Espace Motos in Angers, France. Motto: “Neo Sports Café rides the legendary CB750 Four.”
So there you have it, ten of the best — or are they? Do you feel that this sort of customization is worthwhile, or is it just dealers playing in the spares box? I must admit that I like this; it is always wonderful to see the ideas of so many different people zeroing in on the essence of a motorcycle.
(Photos Honda Europe)