If you happen to find a well preserved bike from the 70’s, don’t cafe it. That bike is a survivor. The whole beauty of cafe racer bikes is making art out of what otherwise were the clunkers and rejects of the deteriorating motorcycle world. Tiger, this 1974 CB550four, was gently modded by owner Ricky Fernandez precisely because of the state she was in.
Successor of Honda’s greatest success.
This bike was created by Honda to follow up on the success of the cb500. The creation did outstanding, becoming arguably Honda’s most iconic design in the company’s history. It established Honda as a motorcycle brand in the mind of the Japanese consumer and to date, the Japanese still generally perceive Honda as a motorcycle brand above all else.
Cafe Racer King
This bike has to be the most rebuilt bike on the planet right now. Which is why I love that Tiger is nearly stock. It’s refreshing.
If you collect bikes, a cb550 will definitely make its way into your collection. Guaranteed.
Post Disclaimer: I’m not a billboard, nor do I get paid for reviewing these brands. I wear what I wear. I mention them only to anticipate the questions of where everything is from. I’ll let you know if that ever changes and I become like Roger Federer.
Shirt: Sproos | Great fit for RTW, best value for those of you on a budget.
Boots: The Frye Company | Good leather. Good build.
Jeans: Levi’s | Can’t go wrong with the original
Gloves: Florence street vendor | Vero Cuoro
Helmet: Biltwell | Full face. Bubble shield.