Honda CMX 1100 Rebel spawns Bobber and Sport custom motorcycles

The new Honda CMX 1100 Rebel has already been given the custom motorcycle treatment, with the French outfit FCR creating the Bobber and Sport customs


FRENCH custom motorcycle builder FCR has been hard at work during lockdown creating two custom CMX 1100 Rebel bikes to be unveiled at the Wheels and Waves festival in Biarritz.

The two bikes are called the Bobber – stripped back and minimalist silver and black bike, and the Racer – the more dynamic-looking machine with 3D printed parts aplenty. The bikes were due to appear at the famous Wheels and Waves show in Biarritz later this summer, sadly COVID-19 has put pay to that and forced the organisers to cancel.

Honda CMX Sport

FCR wanted to highlight the playful side of the new Rebel, but at the same time introduce a more muscular and aggressive stance. After roughing out sketches of the finished bike, the team went to work. A swingarm modification allowed fitment of a pair of black Öhlins rear shocks, as well as 17-inch CB500F rear wheel and Dunlop D212 190/55-ZR17 tyre. The front mudguard is scratch-built and 25mm lower; oversize handlebars add leverage while the speedo has been moved to the top yoke.

The bodywork of the Racer is the result of a complete 3D scan and consists of a custom polyester-carbon fuel tank (with aluminium filler) and rear seat unit with LED lighting and an Alcantara seat. Hand-built footrests add a racing feel while the red/black paint and detailing pays subtle homage to Honda liveries from years gone by. The engine is stock but breathes through an FCR Original stainless steel exhaust.

Honda CMX Bobber

The CMX Bobber has a much more classic custom feel to it, with wide tyres, and a squat stance for the bike. The swingarm and suspension are stock but lowered 25mm at the front while custom-built black-spoke wheels wear fat Bridgestone tyres.

Building on the bobber vibe is aluminium handlebars, leather seat with perforated leather ribbing, simple aluminium front mudguard (with Mirrachrome finish) and painted headlight surround. Mini-Bates FCR Original LED indicators tuck neatly away and like the CMX Sport a 3D scan produced the custom polyester-carbon fuel tank – with Mirrachrome/blue satin finish – and aluminium filler. A ceramic-coated FCR Original exhaust is the finishing touch, highlighting the mechanical beauty of the bike.

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