1973 Honda CB500 Cafe Racer


There are cleanly built cafe racers, and there are cleanly built cafe racers. This bike clearly epitomizes the idea of taking a bike, and building into a cafe racer without doing anything crazy or over the top. Heck, this bike has drag bars, and I still like it!

What has been done to this bike is as follow:

    Tons of energy put into making it a clean build.
    Classic cafe racer seat.
    Cylinder-head gone through and cleaned up.
    Replacement of various mechanical bits and pieces including clutch plates, ignition, K&N filter conversion, and battery.
    Aftermarket 4-4 exhaust.
    Nice paint job.

Currently, bidding has put this bike at just under $2K with 11 interested bidders. There are only 9 hours left, so unless bidding picks up it might be possible to pick up this bike for a deal. Keep an eye on it if your interested. The seller has built a nice bike that will most likely make the buyer very happy. Good luck!

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5 comments so far

  1. Paul Nielsen on

    I agree with you..truly one of the nicest rideable Cafe’ bikes I have seen you post..superclean and very handsome..just like me.

  2. Mat on

    Those are EMGO filters which don’t fit on the 500/550 because they hit the frame. K+N and UNI make filters that fit without a goofy elbow fitting.

  3. G on

    I hate the 90 degree fitting from Home Depot…

  4. Lon on

    Where did you get the windshield/fairing? Custom made?

  5. Willem du Plooy on

    A lot of effort had gone into this racer. It is really good looking. I hope to build mine a bit more modern.


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