not very often that you get to see a classic Honda Street scrambler
restyled as a Café Racer, this stylish looking 1972 Honda CL350 SOHC Twin was
created by Michael Mundy from ‘Steel Bent Customs’ in Florida. We do
like the striking vibrant red and white paintwork, with matching
headlamp, which really restores that 60’s classic feel to the cycle.
can see that the original side mounted street scrambler exhausts
silencers have been removed, and replaced with Dunstall style megaphone
silencers, which look totally sweet. The
original handlebars have been replaced with a tidy set of Clip-on adjustable
33mm Handlebars, and a ‘Third Eye’ left-hand bar end mirror. The
original Honda green face clocks have not been replaced, which is a great touch,
as this only adds to the style of the cycle.
rear of the frame has been has been cut down and a traditional loop has
been welded into place; the rear has been fitted with a single seat
hump which defines the Café racer style of this classic Honda CL350.
The air box has been completely removed, and the original Mikuni 30mm
have been swapped for a pair of later Mikuni diaphragm type
carburettors; which have been re jetted and also fitted with chrome top
the tradition of café racers the cycle has been streamlined to the bare minimum
to lighten the overall weight, Battery, Side panels, front mudguard and also
the front lamp fork ears have been removed.Also the front pegs have been replaced with billet aluminium rearsets
complete with rod, and clevis.
Michael’s Honda CL350
is quite the head turner, nicely restyled with simple but yet effective
modifications, just the right ingredients to deliver a truly great looking Café
racer.This cycle has fun wrote all
over it, and certainly would not be out of place being seen flying around
winding country lanes anywhere.
Article: Si Mason SYB Magazine - Photography: Courtesy of Bent Steel Customs, Florida, USA
Steel Bent Customs
Classic motorcycle restoration. We give bikes new life by rebuilding bikes in a garage. We started as G-Back Customs in 2009 when we decided to "go public" with some long-held passion; Custom Built Suicide Machines, i.e.- Motorcycles
We are now Steel Bent Customs. We find the bike, design the build, and we sell it. We are passionate about what we do & the handcrafted mechanical works of art we create. Everything from polishing & painting, to wiring & welding - we do it all.