First look at the Honda.

Today we gathered bought and made parts and put them together.

Take a look at the idea behind this GL500.

Time to build.

Quietly, in my workshop, I made few steps forward with Honda GL500.

I welded rear subframe, reworked rear damper and adopt Yamaha R1 spring. Frame and stuff got sand blasted and repainted. I worked on seat, engine, wheels and handlebar instruments.

Next step is to match this work into one glorious machine.

I still wait for rear rubber, mufflers, fenders both front and rear and K&N RC-9410.

Take a look at first lines. I’ll update this gallery with some build progress.

Strip baby, strip!

Main lines on this classy GL were drawn.

It’s time to strip, weld, sand and repaint.




Ugly#05 Honda GL500 82′

Sometimes finished bikes needs to be reinvented. Even when they are cool and balanced they need to become something more. Especially with Honda GL/CX500 where virtually everything was made with those bikes.

This Silverwing is really healthy. Engine is smooth and solid. Previous owner made an Aprilia RS 125 cc front upgrade which is cool and improves the ride and brakes.

My idea for the bike is to make ultra vintage looking bike with sporty eye catching lines. This is where wooden seat and vintage seat springs needs to work out! I see it with lots of chrome and black. Final bit of vintage taste will be underlined by classy Firestone Champion DeLux tires. Like always in UglyMotors we like sport bikes so there You have it: Upside-down front fork, YZF R1 rear damper upgrade, K&N air filter and really low line.

This project is meant to be simple and relatively cheap.

Stay tuned for more!