Honda Motor Europe was planning something huge for its 10 best European dealers for the upcoming Wheels & Waves festival in France. Their plan was to showcase some of the best custom Honda CB650R models for the event, but unfortunately, the event was cancelled. However, the bikes are ready and they are looking mighty fine from our point of view.
Honda dealers from France, Spain, and Portugal took part in this custom build-off where fans can actually take a look at their fine custom works and creativity by voting for their favourites at www.hondacustoms.com. There are loads of stories and inspirations related to each bike, and each of them is indeed a work of art. This goes to show what people can do when they let their creativity loose, even more so during these tough times.
CB650R Hedicion (Motor Sport - Madrid, Spain)
Breaking the barriers between cars and bikes, the custom CB650R by French dealer, Motor Sport, was inspired by the 1966 Brabham Honda BT18 racing car.
CB650R Akira (Hakubra Motor - Santander, Spain)
Japanese's 'Kaizen' concept plays the centre role of this custom bike where everything that can be improved has been done so with a minimalist approach.
CB650R Cafe Racer (Blanmoto Honda - Girona, Spain)
Injecting a bit of steampunk into this cafe racer styled machine gave birth to a lot of fabrication work together with the latest aftermarket parts form Puig, Givi, Rizoma, and more.
CB650R Fenix (Mototrofa Honda - Trofa, Portugal)
Envisioned as the rebirth following a tragedy where their workshop was burned down back in 2019, the Fenix consists of some fine-looking parts from other Honda iconic models, like the VFR750F and CBR900R. That single-sided swingarm really take things to a whole new level.
CB650R Four (Sagaz Honda - Toulouse, France)
With motorsports in mind, this particular Honda CB650R was inspired by the Honda RCB1000 race bike built back in 1976 during a number of endurance races like Le Mans. The red, white, and blue really look good on a Honda, eh?
CB650R White Edition (3C Motos - Anglet, France)
Even wondered what the opposite of the CB1000R Black Edition would look like? Well, this might just be it, thanks to use of matte white paint job plus other additions to amp up the bike's overall aggressiveness.
CB650R BMX (Werther - Nice, France)
“Fun and stylish, just like doing a wheelie on a BMX bike.” Definitely a more performance-oriented machine that's worthy of praise.
CB650R KarbOne Edition (Az Moto - Rouen, France)
This custom CB650R is also inspired by another famous and legendary honda model, the 1969 Honda CB750 Four KO. Very good job overall for this one.
CB650R Flat Tracker (ADN Motos - Cognac, France)
We love flat trackers, and we definitely love supermotards. But do we love this flat-tracking custom Honda CB650R? Heck yes.
CB650R Four Limited Edition (Espace Motos - Angers, France)
80's vintage style is the way to go for this particular bike, where essentially the Neo Sports Cafe line-up of Honda with a touch of class is thrown into the mix.