Inspiration Friday: 12 Inspiring Inline-4 Bikes seen at WHEELS & WAVES 2019

Inspiration Friday: 12 Inspiring Inline-4 Bikes seen at WHEELS AND WAVES 2019

Inspiration Friday: 12 Inspiring Inline-4 Bikes seen at WHEELS AND WAVES 2019

Total Motorcycle Presents 12 inspirational custom inline-4 bikes to get your motor running! Honda Motor Europe this week returns to the Wheels & Waves 2019 festival to celebrate 50 years of Honda’s inline-four heritage, since the CB750 first went on sale in 1969. Plus 50 years of CB heritage, history, a ton of photos and so much more just for you, only at Total Motorcycle!

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Honda is presenting twelve customised versions of the CB1000R – the flagship of its Neo Sports Café range – at the Wheels & Waves 2019 show in Biarritz, France.

The bikes have been created by Honda, its dealers and partner custom shops from France, Italy, Switzerland and Spain – and draw their influence from a wide range of models, personalities and design themes.

 

Wheels & Waves 2019 Show Bikes

1) The ‘CB1000R-adical’

 

Inspiration Friday: 12 Inspiring Inline-4 Bikes seen at WHEELS AND WAVES 2019

By: Gannet Design and Fuhrer Moto, Switzerland

Inspiration: ‘Take it to the Limit’

Contact: Instagram/fuhrermoto and Gannet Design

Work includes:

Ultralight CeraCarbon racing front fork and custom sprockets

Bespoke Rotobox carbon fibre wheels

Synto Evo brake and clutch levers

Fibreglass belly pan

K&N air filter

Titanium and carbon fibre Akrapovic end-can

Hand-painted ‘camo’ bodywork by Walter Oberli

 

 

2) The ‘Africa Four CRF1000R’

 

Inspiration Friday: 12 Inspiring Inline-4 Bikes seen at WHEELS AND WAVES 2019

By: Brivermo Motors dealer, Switzerland

Inspiration: the CRF1000L Africa Twin

Contact: brivemo.ch

Work includes:

CRF450R front end, inc. single large front disc and anodised 4 piston caliper

Bespoke 4 into 1 exhaust with stubby carbon fibre end-can

Custom rear seat cowl (with original seat)

New headlight and mudguard

New aluminium handlebars

Engine bars

Serrated footpegs

Mini LED indicators

Bodywork in Africa Twin colours

 

 

3) CB1000R ‘Monkey 1000R’

 

Inspiration Friday: 12 Inspiring Inline-4 Bikes seen at WHEELS AND WAVES 2019

By: Werther Honda, Nice, France

Inspiration: Honda Monkey

Contact: honda.werther.nice

Work includes:

Frame, covers and fork legs painted Glittering Blue

Monkey mirrors and handlebars

Mini LED indicators

Undertray tail tidy

Arrow double exit high exhaust

Enduro tyres

 

 

4) CB1000R ‘Black Edition’

Inspiration Friday: 12 Inspiring Inline-4 Bikes seen at WHEELS AND WAVES 2019

By: 3C Motos dealer, Biarritz, France

Inspiration: ‘Full Black’

Contact: Instagram/hondamotofr

Work includes:

Three shades of black paint scheme

Black forks, swingarm and frame

Gloss black wheels and rear shock

Akrapovic exhaust

Special engraved ‘Black Edition’ plate

 

 

5) CB1000R Neo Sports Café Endurance Team Replica

 

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By: National Motos, France

Inspiration: 2006 24hrs LeMans winner

Work includes:

Spoked wheels,

2006 24hrs Le Mans race winning paint scheme

Classic Honda logo

Contact: Instagram/nationalmotos

 

 

 

6) The Café Chic CB1000R

Inspiration Friday: 12 Inspiring Inline-4 Bikes seen at WHEELS AND WAVES 2019

By: Horizon Racing Vergy 95, France

Inspiration: Café Chic

Contact: Instagram/horizonracingcergy95

Fully brushed aluminium and candy red paint

Fawn coloured leather saddle and seat pad

Customised rear seat cowl

Kineo spoked wheels with mass-cut hubs

Moriwaki silencer

Thermal paint on exhaust and headers

 

 

 

 

7) CB1000R ‘Dirt Endurance’

 

Inspiration Friday: 12 Inspiring Inline-4 Bikes seen at WHEELS AND WAVES 2019

By: VC Moto dealer, Sabadell, Spain

Inspiration: classic Honda colour scheme

Contact: Instagram VC moto

Work includes:

The number ‘48’ in Japanese on the rear cowl to honour the foundation of the Honda Motor Company in 1948.

Bespoke fairing inspired by vintage café racers

Bespoke rear cowl, with standard headlight

Racing handlebars with Soichiro Honda quote ‘improves the breed’

Bar end mirrors

New split-level silencer

Air filter mount made by 3D printer

 

8) Monkey Kong’

 

Inspiration Friday: 12 Inspiring Inline-4 Bikes seen at WHEELS AND WAVES 2019

By: Mallorca Motos dealer, Spain

Inspiration: the Honda Monkey

Contact: Instagram MallorcaMotos

Work includes: original Monkey mirrors, indicators and front mudguard

Engine cover with original Monkey style chrome plate ring

Headlight details in original Monkey yellow, with chrome surround

Original Monkey yellow and white paint scheme

Customised seat inspired by original Monkey

High mounted handlebar with chrome finish

Chrome finish to rear mudguard

Africa Twin silencer

Gold forks, yellow rear shock spring

 

 

 

9) ‘Alfredo’

 

Inspiration Friday: 12 Inspiring Inline-4 Bikes seen at WHEELS AND WAVES 2019

By: Hakuba Motos, Spain

Inspiration: Freddie Spencer

Contact: Instagram hakubamotor

Work includes:

Tank hand painted in three colours with Freddie Spencer logo on tank

Hakuba logo laser-engraved on clutch cover

Black enamelled front forks

Front and side number boards

Bespoke handmade exhaust with SC-Project racing end-can

Relocated pegs and controls

 

 

 

10) Honda Limited Edition CB1000R

 

Inspiration Friday: 12 Inspiring Inline-4 Bikes seen at WHEELS AND WAVES 2019

By: Honda Motor Europe, Italy (total 350 units for sale in France, Spain, Germany and Italy)

Inspiration: HRC racing tricolour

Contact: Instagram hondamotoitalia

Work includes:

HRC-inspired tricolour paint scheme

Split-level SC-Project end-can

Carbon fibre parts by SC-Project

 

 

 

11) CB1000R ‘Tribute’

 

Inspiration Friday: 12 Inspiring Inline-4 Bikes seen at WHEELS AND WAVES 2019

By: Honda Italia

Inspiration: Celebration of 50 years of CB750

Contact: hondamotoitalia

Work includes:

Paint inspired by CB750 ‘K0’ of 1969

Tubeless Jonich spoked wheels

Conical split-level SC-Project end-can

New 3D Honda logo

Rizoma indicators, mirrors and handlebar weights

Alcantara velvet seat coating

Lightech plate holder

 

 

 

 

12) CB1000R ‘Dani Pedrosa replica’ @ Wheels & Waves 2019

 

Inspiration Friday: 12 Inspiring Inline-4 Bikes seen at WHEELS AND WAVES 2019

 

By: Moto Macchion, Italy

Inspiration: #26 Dani Pedrosa RC213V

Contact: hondamotoitalia

Work includes:

Full titanium SC-Project GP 4-2 exhaust

Carbon fibre parts with titanium details by SC-Project

Lighter homologated plate holder

Rizoma indicators, aluminium handlebars, front brake guard and mirrors

#26 Dani Pedrosa RC213V paint scheme

Seat by ‘Race Seats’

 

 

HIGHLIGHT OF HONDA’S IN-LINE 4 HISTORY

The models below chart Honda’s long history of in-line four ‘CB’ machines, dating back to the introduction of the seminal CB750, up to the release in 2019 of the Neo Sports Café-style CB650R.

 

1968 Honda CB750

 

World’s first ‘Superbike’. First mass-produced four-cylinder production motorcycle. First mass production bike with electric start and disc brake. First shown at Tokyo show in 1968 – on sale in 1969.

 

1971 Honda CB500F

 

Honda’s first 500cc In-line four-cylinder bike. Smaller and lighter, but showcasing a similar style to the 1969 CB750.

 

1972 Honda CB350F

 

1972 Honda CB350F

The first 350cc in-line four. Reputed to be Mr Honda’s favourite bike.

 

1975 Honda CB400F

1975 Honda CB400F

 

First appearance of a six-speed gearbox.

 

1976 Honda CB750A

 

Hondamatic version. First Honda ‘automatic’ motorcycle.

 

1979 Honda CB900F

 

First DOHC four-valve engine in a CB.

 

 1981 Honda CB1100R

1981 Honda CB1100R

 

Raced successfully by Ron Haslam and Wayne Gardner.

 

1992 CB750

 

1992 Honda CB750

1990’s version of the classic CB750 of the 1970s – first water-cooled version.

 

1996 Hornet

 

1996 Honda Hornet

The first Hornet. A Japan only bike powered by a repurposed CBR250 engine.

 

1998 CB1300

 

1998 Honda CB1300

Introduction of the biggest CB engine, originally used in the Honda X-4.

 

1998 CB600F Hornet

 

A key part of Honda’s middleweight line-up for over 15 years

 

2001 CB900F

 

Powered by a repurposed fuel injected 1996 918 FireBlade engine.

 

2005 CB1300S

 

2005 Honda CB1300S

Introduction of fuel injection and ABS.

 

2007 CB750 Special Edition

 

2007 Honda CB750 Special Edition

Japanese only Special Edition.

 

2017 CB1100EX

 

One of two versions of the CB1100 available, together with the CB1100RS.

 

2018 CB1000R

2018 Honda CB1000R

 

Flagship of the new ‘Neo Sports Café’ range, unveiled at EICMA 2017 with the CB300R and CB125R.

 

2019 CB650R

 

2019 Honda CB650R

Fourth member of the Neo Sports Café family continues Honda’s tradition of in-line four middleweights.

 

 

 

HONDA MOTOR EUROPE MARKS 50 YEARS OF HONDA INLINE-FOURS AT WHEELS & WAVES

Honda Motor Europe marks 50 years of Honda Inline-Fours at Wheels & Waves
  • Twelve customised CB1000Rs from across Europe on display at France’s leading motorcycle festival
  • Inspirations include the Honda Monkey, a Le Mans-winning Honda race machine, the Africa Twin and the original Honda CB750
  • 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of first sales of the seminal CB750 – acknowledged as the world’s first superbike
  • CB1000R is the flagship of Honda’s ‘Neo Sports Café’ family, which mixes modern and classic design influences to unique effect

Honda Motor Europe this week returns to the Wheels & Waves 2019 festival on this, its 8th edition, to celebrate 50 years of Honda’s inline-four heritage, since the seminal CB750 first went on sale in 1969.

 

1969 CB750

Now an International event with overseas editions in Japan and the United States, Wheels & Waves (W&W) is a custom bike show with a difference. Not just about bikes, W&W also celebrates surfing, skateboarding and amazing music all set to the stunning backdrop of Biarritz on France’s Basque coast.

50 years after the original superbike went on sale, Honda will celebrate its inline four CB heritage at W&W with a range of the best European customisations of its Neo Sport Café flagship, the CB1000R.

The Honda Neo Sports Café Range, which now includes the CB1000R, CB650R, CB300R and CB125R, are not simply retro vintage motorcycles, but rather neo-classics – modern motorcycles showcasing classic design styles combined with modern techniques.

The twelve unique heart-stopping custom creations from Spain, France, Switzerland and Italy that explore the myriad custom possibilities for the CB1000R, will be joined on the Honda stand by an original 1969 Honda CB750, documenting 50 years of continued development and heritage of Honda’s inline fours.

In 1969, the Honda CB750 was a revelation. Pushing the boundaries at every level, not only was it the first mass produced inline-four 750cc motorcycle, but it was also the first motorcycle produced with an electric start and a disc brake as standard. Originally developed for the American market, with an ultra-competitive price point of only $1495, the CB750 set the tone for the next 50 years of motorcycling and is rightly heralded as the first ‘Superbike’.

Some of the highlights on the stand include three CB1000Rs from Honda Spain’s ‘Dream Garage’ dealer customisation contest. One of them, the ‘Alfredo’, a Freddie Spencer-inspired CB1000R from Hakuba Motos, also took part in the Punks Peak sprint race in the hills above Jaizkibel Hondaribia, which marks the start of the five day festival.

 

Alfredo

Switzerland are represented by two very different takes on the CB1000R. CB1000R-adical by Fuhrer Moto and Gannet Design – a full on, aggressive streetbike complete with bespoke camo paint by Walter Oberli and carbon wheels by Rotobox, was joined by the Africa Four CRF1000R – a merging of concepts and ideas from across Honda’s current range, complete with gold wheels, a CRF450R front end and unique HRC-themed paint scheme.

 

CB1000R-adical

CB1000R-adical

Honda Italy showcases three bikes in Biarritz, one of which, ‘The Tribute’ – a stunning golden CB1000R – was inspired by the original colours of the 1969 CB750. Four custom CB1000Rs from France complete the line-up, including a striking all black edition built by local Biarritz dealer 3C Motos.

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