The Mighty Six: A brutal {custom} Honda CBX from The Netherlands


An e-mail commissioning a brand new challenge is sweet information for any {custom} motorbike workshop. However the crew at Moto Adonis in The Netherlands was notably giddy when their newest challenge hit their inbox. The temporary learn like most others, save for one key element—the consumer particularly requested a {custom} Honda CBX 1000.

Like many people, Moto Adonis co-owners Arthur Renkema and Job Leussink idolize the mighty CBX. “It’s undoubtedly one of the vital legendary machines ever constructed,” Job proclaims. “The sound of this beastly inline six-cylinder engine, skillfully crafted by Honda masters, is extra than simply noise; it’s a symphony of brute power that resonates as pure rebel on two wheels.”

Custom Honda CBX 1000 by Moto Adonis
Regardless of their love for this 80s icon, Moto Adonis had no intention of merely making a tidy Honda CBX 1000 restomod. “The bike was craving a recent, rugged contact,” explains Job. “And we didn’t simply add a touch; no, we went all-out.”

Paying tribute to the CBX’s legacy, Arthur and Job saved the bike’s OEM gasoline tank—however all the pieces else was truthful recreation. The blokes got down to modernize the bike, whereas stripping again as a lot as they might to spotlight its gargantuan engine. Whereas we wouldn’t go so far as calling a six-cylinder superbike from the 80s ‘lithe,’ this CBX is among the leanest we’ve seen.

Custom Honda CBX 1000 by Moto Adonis
Moto Adonis began by fine-tuning the traditional Honda’s chassis. The inventory 19F/18R Comstar wheels had been tossed in favor of a burly set of 17” hoops from Kineo, now shod with Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp rubber.

The entrance finish wears a set of upside-down forks from Öhlins, with twin Brembo brake calipers in play. Out again, the CBX’s twin-shock suspension has been taken out of the equation. As a substitute, the bike now employs an Öhlins mono-shock, hooked as much as the single-sided swingarm from a Ducati Monster S4R (a mod that reportedly took perpetually to get proper).

Custom Honda CBX 1000 by Moto Adonis
Take a more in-depth look, and also you’ll spot {custom} linkages tucked into the bespoke subframe. Moto Adonis fabricated an aluminum tail cowl to take a seat behind the solo seat, taking care to provide it a blocky look that enhances the traditional CBX gasoline tank. Marcel Miller completed the seat off with a sporty leather-based cowl.

If you happen to’re in search of the taillight and license plate, they’re means out again, hooked up to a custom-made bracket that bolts to the swingarm.

Custom Honda CBX 1000 by Moto Adonis
Having gone down the rabbit gap with the chassis mods, Moto Adonis wasn’t about to stint on the engine work. Fortunately, assist wasn’t too distant. “We found that the largest six-cylinder guru in Europe occurs to be simply 25 km [16 miles] away,” says Job.

“Bert from SixCenter helped us absolutely overhaul the engine, down to each final bolt. Some issues are higher left to the specialists!”

Custom Honda CBX 1000 by Moto Adonis
Equally vital was giving the Honda CBX 1000 a soundtrack worthy of it. Moto Adonis and their consumer agreed {that a} six-into-six exhaust system was the one method to go, so the workforce made it occur. Three headers run down the facet of every bike, earlier than kinking on the swingarm and exiting through a set of mufflers from MAD Exhausts.

After changing the clutch to a hydraulic system, Arthur and Job fitted the handlebars with brake and clutch grasp cylinders from Brembo. An LED headlight sits up entrance, with not one, however two Motogadget dials behind it—a incredible throwback to the distinct type of the 80s. The bars additionally sport micro switches, and Motogadget grips, bar-end flip alerts, and mirrors, whereas the bike’s wiring has been redone with a Motogadget management field.

Custom Honda CBX 1000 by Moto Adonis
The bike’s new livery is so simple as it’s befitting this two-wheeled scorching rod. Metallic blue dominates the bodywork, with a black stripe, flanked by gold pinstripes, operating entrance to again. It’s the proper end for this brutal masterpiece.

The one query is whether or not this tradition Honda CBX 1000 rides nearly as good because it appears. “Check using a {custom} monster all the time stays an thrilling expertise,” says Job. “We’ve constructed quite a bit over time—however this fully-customized CBX, with its Öhlins suspension and six-in-six exhaust system, sits on the high of our checklist!”

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Custom Honda CBX 1000 by Moto Adonis


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