CX500 BUILT OUT OF STONE
Just when you thought the world couldn't get any crazier, along comes a competitor with an entry to a German magazine's custom build project: a Honda CX500 built out of stone.
The magazine, Custombike, invited readers to build 'the baddest motorcycle' in a competition they named 'Build da Fukker'. Only two rules applied; a 5,000 Euro spend limit, and the machine had to be functional.
Custom builder Chris Zernia decided his build would be carved from Basalt stone.
“Basalt is my favourite stone,” said Zernia. “The problem was the weight with respect to the capability of the bike's frame. Due to the stone it had to carry an extra weight of 130kgs.” The whole bike registers 350kgs on the scales.
Zernia had to reinforce the frame with additional steel tubing. The suspension is from a Honda VT600 Shadow and the rear shocks are those fitted to a Harley Davidson Dyna. He says that despite the weight the bike rides “pretty normal”. But as it doesn't have a front brake, a dose of bravery needs to be factored in before you'd swing a leg over this one.
He intends to go on building stone bikes with his next project being an old HD 1100 Sportster that he's already named 'Rolling Stone'.
Let us know what you think of the stone-built bike by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
10/01/17 - Probably lighter than the original
12/01/17 - And faster
10/01/17 - That seat would be cold to sit on
11/01/17 - Will it cure the cam chain rattle?
11/01/17 - This is the result of "Care in the community" isn't it?
11/01/17 - probably more fun to ride than the real cx500...
11/01/17 - Looks like a motor guzzi.
11/01/17 - Rock on
11/01/17 - Very like the original. Best use was as an anchoring site for a small boat.
11/01/17 - how clever is this...pure skill
12/01/17 - Bet it handles like a brick!
13/01/17 - Looks real!!
13/01/17 - Bring on the euro sport model. !
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