” The Honda CX500 is not the prettiest of motorcycles. Launched in 1978 and produced for just five years, it attracted a wide range of uncomplimentary nicknames. Like ‘plastic pig’ or ‘flying maggot.’ But the CX500 was a tough and reliable bike—popular with couriers—and today, secondhand examples are cheap. You’ll rarely pay more than $1,500 for a mint specimen in the US.
The CX500 is gaining increasing favor with custom shops, thanks to the efforts of folks like the Wrenchmonkees and Dave Mucci. And now we have this 1982-model custom from Poland—further proof that there’s life in the old dog yet. ”
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