HONDA CB CAFE RACER BY EXESOR MOTORCYCLES
Over the course of two years, this award-winning Honda CB Cafe Racer was created by Exesor Motorcycles, a custom bike outfit based out of Austria. The company is run by quality control engineer Christian Schwarzenlander, who assembled the cafe racer using parts culled from a Honda CB250 (basketcase and frame), CB360 (the motor, bored out to 390 cc) and CB400 (swingarm). For the uniquely vintage look, Schwarzenlander adhered to a self-imposed rule: no chrome. “Every metal part is either nickel-plated, black chrome galvanized or made from bare stainless steel,” he says. The build would go on to take top honors in the annual competition of the prestigious German magazine Custombike — the first ever win for a cafe style bike or a Honda. Check out detailed looks below.