- May 1, 2010
GT40 builder switches focus to classic Honda motorcycle
There are quite a few automotive enthusiasts who also have a passion for motorcycles, a fact evidenced by the Honda CB450 you see above. This machine was built by Johann Keyser, who is also the man responsible for those sweet Gulf Oil-themed GT40 replicas that have graced our pages in the past.
As you can see, Keyser was going for a retro Norton Manx look with his Honda cafe custom, and by all accounts he appears to have succeeded with flying colors. The most obvious visual cues are the tank and seat, which were sourced from Omar's Dirt Track Racing, as were the aluminum rims and stainless spokes. Note too the two-into-one exhaust on the right side.
Dropped handlebars and a classic silver paint job complete the look. Perhaps the most impressive feat, though, is that Keyser decided to tackle the project in the first place. "The bike was standing outside for 20-plus years, and even the wheels were rusted solid," says Keyser. "There was green moss growing on the bike, and the once silver motor was completely green." Looks pretty dang nice, considering.
[Source: Bike EXIF]