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Honda showcases motorcycles of past and present at Wheels and Waves

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Half a dozen customised machines document the history of Honda’s motorcycles

Honda has showcased a range of customised motorcycles at the annual Wheels and Waves event documenting its bike-building history.

Three of the motorcycles on display were created by dealer partners based upon models from the ‘70s and ‘80s.

A highlight of the trio was a 1977 CB500 reworked by Honda’s 3C dealer in Bayonne along with Ben Ramiex – a lead designer of premium French surfboards. The bike had been completely disassembled and transformed into a café racer thanks to a modified frame, new exhaust and updated LED lights.

Custom bikes celebrated Honda's motorcycle history
(Honda)

Two more bikes – a CX500 transformed into a unique Fiat Track racer and a CBX that had been changed into a ‘Road Bomber’ – gave an insight into the wide range of customisation options that can be applied to Honda bikes.

There were also three customised bikes based on Honda’s current line-up. The first was a ‘scrambler’ version of the company’s 500cc Rebel, which featured oversized brake discs and a handmade ‘lobster’ bespoke exhaust.

Two versions of the CB110 also made an appearance at the event in Biarritz, with the first designed to showcase the USA’s flat track culture. The second was a fully blacked-out version that mixed café racer and bobber styles.

Wheels and Waves is an annual motorcycle show that celebrates motorcycling, skateboarding and surf culture, with the 2016 event attracting more 15,000 visitors.

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