Mrs. Duke, Honda CB500 Retro Neo Cafe Racer by Duke Motorcycles, France

Mrs. Duke, the name given to this modified Honda CB 500 by Duke Motorcycles into a neo retro Cafe Racer.
Mrs. Duke by Duke Motorcycles

This Bike is designed and Built by Duke Lionel. He spent almost 700 hours on this bike
in his workshop located at Tourrettes sur Loup near the city of Nice in France.

He built this bike for himself as he wanted deliberately different from what they can see,
a project that looks like him and that highlights his style and all the methods of work that he use.

Mrs. Duke, Honda CB500 Cafe Racer

The engine was kept original and on Modification part, he mounted a Ohlins' fork for Ducati Panigale and a single arm of Ducati Panigale with an Ohlins' mono damper for which he had to change the rear of the frame. For braking he kept the brake system brembo front and back for the body part.

He built an aluminum mono type frame entirely by the hands. He wanted to keep the proportion of the tank and other parts original so that one recognizes the CB 500. For the rear he wanted it to be very short to free the rear wheel and give a racing side, the meter motogadeget is incorporated in the tank in which we can see a French flag.

He has painted this bike in pure white color as it's something which he wanted to do for a long time, a completely white motorcycle. The numbers and logos are made from 18-carat gold leaf.

The Saddle and Alcantara was made by NMB Designs. For the exhaust he wanted to make a 4 in 4 inspired by Moto gp, he created it in 115 part of stainless steel.

He fully opened the engine and restored each part before painting it in white, the air intakes of the carburettors were made by USV racing.

He modified the Headlight and he engraved the front with a "7" being the symbolite figure that represents the purity, it seemed to him that was connected to the bike.

The tires are racing michelin to keep this racing spirit, the remote control and the bracelets are from Bonamici Racing. It was necessary to pass the clutch in hydrolic with a receiver cnc racing outside the crankcase.

He tried to bring the French touch and maximum finesse of work to create this bike

He really like the back of the bike with the exhausts, the stainless steel spring perfectly with the white, the contrast is really interesting.

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