Cycle World magazine puts together a regular American Flyers feature with custom motorcycles outside the usual fancy paint and chrome category, to get into the lineup you need something really special. This Honda CBX gets past the velvet rope without any discussion, it’s a stunner.
Tryg Westby is an ex-racer, pro bike builder and long time CBX owner. Though he’s owned several of the Honda sixes and still owns the first one he bought new, he managed to get a low mileage (348 miles!) engine from a crashed CBX with the intention of building a bike around it.
He ordered a frame from Spondon and finally got one after a second order came in and they decided it was time to get out the 7020 aluminum alloy tubing and put a couple together. The bike is a laundry list of high end parts, besides the Spondon frame are Ohlins on both ends, Marchesini front wheel with rim mounted brakes, custom machined and hammered pieces and a healthy mix of superb craftsmanship thrown in. The result is a 375 pound jewel of a CBX. This is a great example of what some of the best bike building is all about. I like it!
Hustle over to the news stand and pick up a copy of the December 2006 Cycle World, lots of other good stuff in there, too.
Also check out our Honda CBX for sale page. Maybe you can find a project bike for yourself.