That Honda is a popular pick for custom bike projects is not new. But normally we see a lot of CB’s and CX’s. This bike by Strange Coast Moto is something else. First of all: it’s a Honda VT500, we don’t see them often. Second: it looks awesome, detailed, fast and mean. Third: it’s turbocharged!
UPDATE: VIDEO OF THE BIKE
It all started with a customer of Ben and Dragos from Strange Coast Moto. He had an old Honda VT500 with some emotional value, but a standard VT500 is not a bike you want to ride these days. So the assignment was clear: turn this ride into something else!
That was not very easy and a lot of hours were spent to achieve this awesome result. Here’s a list of the most notable mods:
Front end of a Honda 954RR
Honda CX500 gas tank
Avon Desansias tires
Custom exhaust system
Custom built seat with matching grips
Custom sub frame
Custom swing arm
And last but not least: they put a VW Golf 1544 Turbocharger on it, to give the bike some extra air and a lot of extra power:
A lot of custom framework and welding was done on this bike.
For those who totally don’t know the original model:
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.