Celebrating the dual personality of the CMX1100, the new big sibling to the CMX500, we showcase two radical builds by French custom house ‘FCR Original’.
The CMX ‘Sport’ and CMX ‘Bobber’ have been designed to appeal to different sensibilities, but both clearly show the custom potential of the CMX1100 Rebel that is hiding just under the skin.
FCR Original wanted to highlight the practical and playful side of the CMX1100, but make it more sporty, muscular and aggressive.
They were also inspired by the chiseled covers of the DCT.
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 mud-guard is scratch-built and 25mm lower; oversize handlebars add leverage while the speedo has been moved to the top yoke.
The bodywork is result of a complete 3D scan and consists of custom polyester-carbon fuel tank (with aluminium filler) and rear seat unit with LED lighting and Alcantara seat.
Hand-built footrests add a racing feel while the red/black paint and detailing pays subtle homage to classic Honda imagery. The engine is stock, but breathes through an FCR Original stainless steel exhaust.
Inspired by the ‘elemental’ design of the CMX1100 Rebel, this interpretation has a more custom feel, pushing it even further toward the bobber style.
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