Honda CB400 (11)

Max & Jérôme, owners of custom motorcycle workshop and café HIDE Brussels, create awesome machines with their very own raw twist. Just like Droog Moto, they have their own signature on their builds. I can’t really give it a name, but if you take a look at their past builds, you recognize a certain theme. It’s a bit rough, brass and “rat”. Check out this Honda CM450 Custom and Husqvarna 450SMR I’ve featured earlier. The bike right here is based on a Honda CB400 and has a unique look with a cool nice lowrider stance which makes this bike stand out from all like-minded Honda cafe racers.

The front end comes from a Honda CM450 (yes, from their other build!) with a drum brake front wheel (18″). They’ve mounted a Bates headlight and crafted their own inverted handlebar. To change gears on this bike, the rider has to use the suicide clutch lever. Cool gimmick! The gas tank comes from a CX500.

The complete subframe has been removed and the frame was modified to relocate the rear shocks and the cool leather Brooks bicycle saddle. The swing arm was extended a couple of inches to get the desired lowrider look. The 16″ rear wheel also got Shinko E270 vintage tires, just as the 18″ front wheel. Since the bike is built for promotional offers, they didn’t need to keep it road legal. So cutting off the exhausts was not really a problem. These “sawn offs” produce a roar that will make the rider deaf… But no worries, it’s just a feature for the local barbershop. Though that’s a shame for such a cool bike…Honda CB400 (8) Honda CB400 (9)Honda CB400 (13) Honda CB400 (10)BayerBayer


By Published On: December 3, 2017Categories: Other Customs0 Comments on Honda CB400 “VanDyke” by HIDE BrusselsTags: 1.7 min readViews: 992

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Ron Betist grew up with motorcycles with a father heading the Amsterdam motorcycle police force. He has been riding (legally) for over 40 years and motorcycles are his true passion. With a life-long career in marketing and sales he has a huge international network. He joined as a contributor at BikeBrewers in 2017 to spread his word about bikes with the rest of the world.

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