As I was browsing through Sabine Welte’s Extreme Bikes, I came across this Honda CBX powered stainless steel custom. The bike has been around for 5 or 6 years already but I can’t remember seeing it before. It looks like the European magazines have covered it quite a bit so this may be old news to you.
Otto Nijs of Holland, decided to design a motorcycle around the CBX engine using angular shapes, like the Stealth fighter and stainless steel like the DeLorean sports car. The finished bike is one that takes a bit of getting used to and doesn’t look like much of a rider, … check the seat. On the other hand, you could take the idea and soften it a bit and build a bike that looks a lot more conventional using the angular frame technique to quickly put something together with a smaller engine.
The bike reminds me of an art project I had in high school (about a hundred years ago) where we had to draw a picture with only straight lines. I figured if you used short lines you could make something pretty close to a curve. In some ways, he did the same thing here but I personally think investing in a tubing bender might have been a good idea. Interesting styling exercise, not very practical, though.
Link CBX INOX