Racing Rebel, Honda CMX400

The Racing Rebel belongs to Steven, owner of a carpentry company in The Netherlands. Four years ago, he took the bike to a frame-building specialist and asked for a hardtail bobber. The frame was made, but then the builder disappeared. Steven was left with a frame and parts bike that started rusting away in his garage. Years later he walked into our shop to finally get the bike that he envisioned.

The CMX450 is a moderate 450cc bike. The engine is relatively small and with that in mind we decided to use simplicity in the build. Instead of using a standard double seat with springs thats often used for hardtail bikes, we used a modern small mono shock for the seat suspension. This way the seat is lifted, creating one line with the tank.


  • Hardtail conversion
  • Mono seat shock (custom seat structure and hinge system)
  • Custom seat upholstery by ToniWorks
  • Yamaha XS650 gas tank
  • Yamaha XS650 wheels (customized to fit the frame)
  • Custom front and rear fenders
  • Wrench Kings paint job
  • Upside down tracker handlebars
  • Biltwell Kung Fu grips
  • Daytona Velona speedo
  • Custom forward controls
  • Bridgestone Exedra tires
  • Landport Lithium Ion battery
  • Custom electronic box with start/stop, ignition and low/high beam switches
  • Clean electronics (no wires are visible on the bike)
  • Subtle headlight
  • Side-mount license plate and tail light bracket
  • DNA power filters
  • Polished engine covers
  • Laser engraved custom plaques on the forks
  • Fresh paint job for the engine