• By Published On: May 19, 2022

    “You dream it, we build it!” a strong slogan from Assen Zahariev’s garage in Sofia, Bulgaria. However, a bike this stunning out of a stock 80° longitudinal V-Twin we could not have dreamt up ourselves. Assen saw a golden opportunity in this rare motorcycle and let his inspiration flow freely. We […]

  • By Published On: November 7, 2018

    Earlier this year John also submitted a custom CX500 and he seemed to get the hang of it by submitting another one. Words by John: I found this bike for sale in the inner city, where it seems to be in good shape but it had the usual hacked up additions […]

  • By Published On: August 7, 2018

    Tell us about your project This is my first cafe racer project. It’s based on a Honda CX 500 fron 1981. I am just an ordinary guy and I do not own any motorcycle business. I Started the project in December 2017 and finished in July 2018. I’ve done all the jobs […]

  • By Published On: April 8, 2018

    The Honda CX500 remains of those base bikes that keeps builders inspired. During the last three years, I’ve featured dozens of them. To be honest, in my opinion, there is one bike standing out for me, and that is still Sacha Lakic’s version. Nevertheless, this is a seriously costly machine. But […]

  • By Published On: March 8, 2018

    Three weeks ago we’ve featured this cool Honda CL350 Brat build by John Thompson, owner of Retro Rebuilds. He’s specialized in (re)building vintage Honda motorcycles. He built up a pretty firm list of custom bikes and today he presented us his latest machine based on a 1982 Honda CX500. And as […]

  • By Published On: February 19, 2018

    Struck by a blue flash An active lad on Instagram, I had noticed his posts and like what he produces and how Sjoerd is marketing Motolifestyle, his small custom bike business. “Small” is actually not a very apt description of his online following. Picked up on Instagram by @caferacersofinstagram our man […]

  • By Published On: November 23, 2017

    BikeBrewers ran into Hanok Siefu at the Big Twin Bike Expo in the Netherlands recently. He was competing against more than sixty other builders at the show with his shed built Honda CX 500. With his roots in Ethiopia, this fellow countryman has firmly set up camp below sea level. Residing […]

  • By Published On: June 27, 2017

    I have a special thing with the Honda CX500. Actually, it was this CX500 Cafe Racer by Sacha Lakic that inspired me to start with BikeBrewers back in 2015. I honestly thought that is was pretty impossible to come close to Lakic’s design let alone equal it. But the guys from Motoism, based […]

  • By Published On: April 19, 2017

    The last push I needed to start with BikeBrewers.com two years ago was this amazing Honda CX500 Cafe Racer by Sacha Lakic. I think it would be a great achievement to equal a build like this, and I’ve always have a slight preference over custom CX500’s. The bike you see right […]

  • By Published On: January 12, 2017

    When I started BikeBrewers.com in the summer of 2015, one of the first posts was about the awesome CX500 Café Racer by Sacha Lakic. I always see this bike as the last piece that made me start blogging about custom motorcycles. A bike that also made the “poor men’s Guzzi” extremely popular […]

  • By Published On: December 15, 2016

    A few days ago I received an e-mail from Andrew Lake with a project submission. It took me back to one of my first posts here: the CX500 Bratstyle by IWC. And I thought is was worth the share with my readers. The story are Andrew’s own words: I grew up in […]

  • By Published On: January 29, 2016

    $350 dollar for the base bike, or better: frame. And parts from 9 other bikes to create this cool custom Honda CX500. Josh Deardorff always dreamed of his own café racer, so he decided to build one. No experience at all, but almost everything is done by himself. Last year Josh […]

  • By Published On: January 20, 2016

    CX500 Café Racer by Sacha Lakic Unless the fact that we’ve chosen Sacha Lakic’s Honda CX500 Café Racer as the most beautiful custom motorcycle of 2015, and the fact that we’ve seen a lot of cool custom CX500’s last year, it’s been a while since we’ve posted one. Luckily we did not […]

  • By Published On: October 5, 2015

    That the Honda CX500 is gaining popularity in the café racer scene is obvious. We see a lot of cool customized “poor mens Guzzi’s, these days. Check out this one, and this one, and this one. This creation is from Wrench ‘n Wheels, based in Portugal, and they call it “Wind […]

  • By Published On: September 25, 2015

    The Honda CX500 or “poor men’s Guzzi” is getting more and more popular in the custom bike scene. Just as the Honda CB-series, there known for their great reliability and nice proportions. The big difference is that the Honda CX500 has a lovely and high torque, water cooled 2 cylinder engine with […]

  • By Published On: September 22, 2015

    The, relatively new, Dutch brewers of Wrench Kings, did an crazy cool job on this Honda GL500 (based on the CX500). With this bike they definitely put The Netherlands on the map in de café racer scene. They took this baby for a complete strip down in their workshop based in Utrecht […]