1982 Honda CX500 Stone Motorcycle

All Photos: Christopher Rausch / Motor Rausch

Over the course of human history, stone has been used to create some of the most priceless pieces of art to this day. However, it wasn’t until we came across this bike carved from stone that we thought we’d seen everything. And in case you’re wondering, this bike is fully functional and surprisingly lightweight all things considered.

It all started when Mendig, Germany resident Chis Zernia took a 1982 Honda CX500 under his wing in preparation for a contest sponsored by German magazine Custombike called “Build da Fukker,” and build it he did. The stone featured here is basalt, a dense volcanic rock which comes from the local Eifel mountain range. It’s easily shaped, and by the looks of it, suited Zernia quite well. So when all was said and done he was able to obtain a fuel tank, a seat, and a headlight (complete with a cavity for a real lamp) from the useful medium.

Next, the engine was replaced and a set of Honda VT600 Shadow forks up front and a pair of Harley Dyna shocks in the rear were installed to support the extra weight. Finally, a pair of Bates Baja tires were fitted on the bike, which in totality weighs in at a modest 780 pounds. For his next trick, Chris wants to set the record for the fastest motorcycle made from stone. We’ll be sure to stay tuned for that one. [H/T: BikeExif]

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