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Trackday Diaries: Two wheels good, four wheels probably better.

It was thirty-eight degrees F outside, with a light misting of rain, as I pulled my newly-purchased 1975 Honda CB550 up to the stoplight, next to my ex-wife’s 2012 Edge. My son waved cheerfully from his monstrous child seat. “We only have eighty-two miles left to go,” I shouted through my chinbar, “and I want [...]
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Honda CB550 cafe racer

Lifestyle / Vehicles : Bike EXIF (3 years ago)

I’ve always thought the CB550 is a better deal than its bigger and more famous brother, the CB750. A stock 550 is considerably lighter, only slightly less powerful, and has better handling. With a wet sump system, there’s no oil tan... Read Post

Honda CB550 by Raccia

Lifestyle / Vehicles : Bike EXIF (2 years ago)

Let’s face it: A 1970s Honda CB is a pretty easy bike to customize. It looks good straight out of the box, and custom parts are a dime-a-dozen. This CB550 from California-based Raccia Motorcycles is something special though. Raccia ... Read Post

Wrenchmonkees CX500

Lifestyle / Vehicles : Bike EXIF (4 years ago)

The Honda CX500 has always lacked the cachet of the earlier CB550 Four. Which is ironic, because the CB550 was little more than a downsized CB750; Honda was losing ground in the technological stakes to the other Japanese makers. So ... Read Post


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