Thursday, April 17, 2014

DAILY INSPIRATION: Honda CX500 Cafe Racer by Nozem Amsterdam

Honda CX500 Cafe Racer

Nozem Amsterdam is a multidisciplinary creative studio run by Lorenzo Pinto and Delano Limoen.
"The bike is for myself (Lorenzo) and is going to be my summer daily driver. I am very pleased with the result. I had worked as a motorcycle mechanic next to my graphic design study because I always had a strong passion for motorcycles, but this project was an overall learning experience. I had never sprayed with a pro gun. Bought one, tried it, liked it! We did everything ourself except for the seat upholstery and powder coating."
 Take note of the side profile of this bike because it's very rare to see a cafe style tail flow so well with the tank. The proportions are spot on. Some other great details of note are the turn signals / brake lights out back, which the team custom made. The cleanliness of the controls and the gauge integration is very well executed as well. And holy shit, are you seeing this photography?
The team has a couple other builds on the chopping block currently. I'm stoked to see what else is going to roll out of the Amsterdam HQ.