Flipping through the new October Motorcyclist magazine I saw this very sweet Ducati / Honda CBX custom. It’s the work of Dan Uhing of Nebraska who owns quite a few CBXs and got the desire to do a special. The Europeans do their share but he didn’t like the flip up tail that seems common on much of the work over there. Instead of going that route he bought a lot of Ducati parts and started mixing and matching.
According to Dan, Ducati contributed the wheels, swingarm, rear suspension assemblies, subframe, tail section and exhaust cannisters. The frame, tank, instruments and of course, the inline 6, all come from the Honda. Lots of labor and creativity were added and you get one of the nicest CBX customs around, understated and extremely cool.
Dan says he only has about $5000 in it, not including labor, naturally, which is one helluva deal but like I said before, your perfect custom motorcycle is always on sale, it’s just rarely for sale all in one place. Some assembly may be required, like this example.
I found the above photo on the International CBX Owners Association website, a great place to check out if you have a CBX or want one, lots of good info over there.
If you’re interested in a Honda CBX for sale, there’s usually a good selection, but I think the price might have just gone up.
Photo credit: International CBX Owners Association
Source: October 2007 Motorcyclist magazine
UPDATE: Dan sent in some new photos.