Honda CB 500 F – Special Louis conversion

Honda CB 500 F

Bread-and-butter motorcycle – now with a tasty topping!

There is absolutely no need for a big bike in order to experience the thrill of the ride on curvy country roads: a Honda CB 500 F, with its moderate weight, short wheelbase and low sitting height, indeed has the edge in this respect. It passes through the hairpin playfully and then sprints away energetically with its refined but rev-happy twin-cylinder engine. We quickly took a shine to the cheeky CB, thanks to its great handling – and we gave it a great package of accessories which show off the sporty look and optimise its suitability for everyday use:

Original Honda CB 500 F bike

Honda CB 500 F

Honda CB 500 F In original condition a mild-mannered motorcycle, absolutely suitable for the beginner

With a seat cowl, a belly pan and a rear hugger from Bodystyle, the slim 500 cc bike takes on an aggressive, individual look. This is emphasised at the rear end by a short, delicate Protech license plate holder. The Shark rear silencer with its stylish look provides a suitable sound and also saves weight. The elegant license plate holder features tiny LED turn signals. For installation it is recommended that the corresponding relay, mount cover and adapter cable be ordered along with them. The cockpit area was upgraded with loving attention to detail: custom handles harmonise with mirrors and hand lever from LSL, and wider superbike handlebars improve the feel for the road and handling. Further optical accents can be brought out with a coloured Enuma chain, rim bed stickers and grippy LSL aluminium footrests.

Shark rear silencer
SW-Motech hand guards
Hepco and Becker C-Bow saddlebags

Und tourentauglich ist sie auch!

Schöne, kurvenreiche Strecken und Sehenswürdigkeiten finden sich auf dem Wochenendtrip leicht mit einem Garmin-Motorradnavi. Formschöne, stabile und leicht abnehmbare C-Bow Satteltaschen von Hepco & Becker nehmen das Reise-equipment auf. Für die weitere Urlaubsreise lässt sich das Packvolumen mit einem Hepco System-Tankrucksack erweitern, der auch in der City gute Dienste tut. Die passive Sicherheit verbessern LSL Crashpads und SW-Motech Handprotektoren, ein Ermax Windschild leitet den Fahrwind vom Fahrer ab. Für einen festen Stand der beladenen Maschine sorgt ein Hepco Hauptständer, der übrigens auch während der Winterruhe oder bei der Kettenpflege gute Dienste tut.

Coloured Enuma chain
Cockpit view