A new company has launched a kit to convert the ugly duckling Honda CX500 into a stunning old school cafe racer. Cafe Racer Kits launched its finished bikes and the individual parts kit at the Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Show at Shepton Mallet and was very pleased with the interest shown
The kit includes a single seat conversion, headlamp brackets, instrument casings, rear hugger, exhaust downpipes, front mudguard blade, radiator shield and tank graphics. It costs £795 complete, or it can be bought in modules if you want to spread the cost and take your time.
“We were very encouraged by all the positive feedback and the smiles on peoples faces when they saw what could be done to the CX500,” said proprietor Ian Saxcoburg. “I developed the kit so that people would be able to build themselves a bike to be proud of without breaking the bank. The concept is the same as the established kit car market; you find a scruffy donor bike and then use the new parts and your own efforts to transform it to a real eye catcher. Donor bikes can be bought for less than £500 at the moment which makes this one of the best value specials ever and a really fun project.”