Purpose Built Moto Turns Honda’s Six-Cylinder CBX Into A Muscular Cafe Racer

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The 1970s saw the introduction of numerous six-cylinder muscle bikes like the Benelli Sei and Kawasaki Z1300. Towards the tail-end of the decade, Honda tried its luck at an inline-six moto with the debut of its CBX1000 — and its this unique half-dozen-cylinder Honda that became the basis for Purpose Built Moto’s latest one-off work.

The Gold Coast customs shop has treated the ’81 CBX donor to a custom cafe tail set on a bespoke subframe and a refurbished and lightly modified tank. Bringing the Honda’s performance into the 21st century is a set of USD forks off of a second-gen Hayabusa and the swing-arm, suspension linkages, and Ohlins shock from an Aprilia RSV4 superbike. The inline-six now inhales through Keihin FCR carbs that have been paired with a custom bay of six DNA pod filters. Riding on a set of specialty Jonich M9 24 wheels, this Honda-based cafe racer also boasts a set of ProTaper bars, auxiliary LED lights supplementing an LED headlight, a custom front fender held in a one-off six-arm bracket, and a stunning dual three-into-three stacked sextuple-can exhaust setup. To see more of this cafe’d CBX, or to check out more builds from the Aussie outfit, you can visit Purpose Built Moto’s website linked below.

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Photo: Purpose Built Moto
Photo: Purpose Built Moto
Photo: Purpose Built Moto