” The Honda CX500 is a stern test of any builder’s skills: although it’s cheap and readily available, it’s not an attractive starting point. But Santa Cruz-based Noah Blum took this as a challenge, and he’s scored a convincing win. His CX500 is one of the classiest garage builds we’ve ever seen.
The bike was supposed to be a quick and dirty build, but one thing led to another. “I guess the tipping point was when I found a nearly-new CBR600RR front end for a great deal,” says Noah wryly. “Suddenly the rest of the bike seemed pretty old and crusty.” A full rebuild was soon under way. ”
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