Ducati GT1000 project bike

Meet our new Ducati GT1000 project bike

Our Honda CX500 project bike has gone to a happy new owner and we are now working on our next project, a 2006 Ducati GT1000. I first tested a GT1000 more than a decade ago and fell in love with its torquey engine. However, the suspension was horrible on anything less than a billiard-table surface. …

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Honda CX500 NOS project bike

Honda CX500 project bike goes NOS

Yes, you heard right, our 1980 Honda CX500 project bike has gone NOS, thanks to Rocker Classic Motorcycles. Notice the tell-tale blue bottle in the mid section! Well, not quite! We had a competition some months back asking what we should do with our Honda and the winner whimsically suggested NOS (Nitrous Oxide Systems). The …

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Honda CX500

Honda CX500 becomes street tracker

It’s official; our 1980 Honda CX500 Custom will be customised into a street tracker by Rocker Classic Motorcycles. Our competition to find an innovative design for the CX, affectionately known as the “plastic maggot”, has been won by Dan Mickan. Congratulations Dan. You’ve won a $100 motorcycle accessories voucher with Rocker Classic Motorcycles at Redcliffe, …

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Honda CX500 customising diy

Basic errors make customising challenge

You’d think I’d know what sort of bike I’m customising, but it seems I don’t. Nor does the Department of Transport. You see, my 1980 Honda CX500 Custom is not a Custom after all, despite the registration documents saying it is. In fact, it’s a Standard. There are also Deluxe and Sports models. I never …

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