This 1971 Honda CB450 Gets a Gravel Crew Inspired Update

Scott Halbleib’s love of retro bikes drove him to search for a vintage ride of his own. When he finally found it, he knocked back a few High Lifes and did what most would say was unspeakable. He began tearing apart the newly acquired mint condition Honda CB450. Inspired by Japanese customs shop Gravel Crew, the CB450 underwent a massive transformation into a bobber-style custom. The bike was stripped down to frame and motor and updated with a custom split tank by Benjie’s Cafe Racer and custom 16” wheels by Woody’s Wheel Works. Other big changes include Shinko double-line whitewalls, a custom seat and bobbed rear fender. The bike also has a Ford tail light, front fork swap with drum brake, custom handlebars with new controls and custom exhaust. A single stage satin paint completed this beautiful custom.

Halbleib’s bobber has been a crowd favorite and won several awards. It won Best Rocker and Best in Show at Mods vs. Rockers, Best Japanese Bike at the Beatersville Show and Best Bobber at Rockers Reunion. The bike has been featured domestically and abroad in publications such as “Japanese Custom Motorcycles Book,” “Classic Bike Magazine” and “Riders Magazine.” The bobber has also been reviewed on Bike EXIF and Pipeburn. Learn More


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