Darling Motorcycle Works
  

1982 Honda CX500 Custom Scrambler

The Honda CX500 has to be arguably one of the most far sighted creations of a motorcycle to be released over the last 30 years. Unique in concept, progressive in engineering, and incredibly long lived, in fact it was a milestone in motorcycle design. 

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The angle of the v-twin engine was only 80 degrees, and not the customary 90, thus allowing the bike to be a lot narrower. In today’s world of massive, 1,800cc cruisers and 150-plus horsepower sport bikes, it’s easy to forget that middleweights once ruled the road.

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The bike's ease of use, its reliability, and its overall fun make it one worth customizing, and at the very least, keeping for a long time. Our design concept was military and a rugged look which could also be practical to ride. The custom work was done in house by our talented builder Deon Janse van Rensburg. 

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Work included a rear frame to house electrics.
Custom rear mono shock.
Custom leather grips, and seat.
Pro taper fat bars and high lifts
Custom CB650 fuel tank
Custom carb air filter shrouds
Custom headlight bracket
Metzler Karoo tires
Complete rewire front to back.
Led custom tail light
Custom crossover exhaust system
Custom cooling fan.

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The bike is a Custom Scrambler. The exhaust system and custom tail tidy turned out really well. It sounds awesome and looks very cool. Everything just came together from our concept drawing inspiration to a reality.

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Our thanks and appreciation goes out to the DMW team that made this build what it is. 

WELL DONE GUYS!

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