1985 Honda CR500 ‘Pedrosa’ By Deus Ex Machina

Jan 23, 2019

Category: Rides

It’s true that custom motorcycles built to celebrate the careers of their riders are a sight to behold, but it’s not often that we’re completely and utterly floored by such projects. With inspiration from Red Bull’s Silent Samurai — a film that explores the intriguing career of Spanish motorcycle phenom Dani Pedrosa — Michael Woolaway and the crew at Deus Ex Machina have once again blessed the motorcycling community with an immaculate custom, the 1985 Honda CR500-based “Pedrosa.”

With Red Bull as the primary collaborator behind the build, Deus decided to utilize Pedrosa’s trademark engine, the Honda CR500, as a centerpiece for the custom bike. After fabricating a hand-built frame and a slew of 1100-O aluminum bodywork designs referencing dirt-track DNA and Americana style, the team opted for the installation of an automatic compression release to simplify the cycle’s startup. This led to the conceptualization of a hand-machined cylinder head modification that would make it easier for Pedrosa to start the bike, alongside a custom-made seat courtesy of Saddleman, Davie Durelle adjustable triple clamps, Ohlins 43mm dirt track forks, and a Race Tech hand-built shock — all of which make the bike the perfect certified weapon for the Silent Samurai himself.

Learn More: Here

More From Rides

Featured Image

The 8 Best Touring Motorcycles

Hit the open road with these industry-leading bikes.

Posted By

Aug 16, 2019

Featured Image

Novitec Refines Ferrari’s 488 Pista With Carbon Fiber & 791HP

The already-superb supercar is even further upgraded.

Posted By

Aug 16, 2019

Featured Image

CFB’s Blacked-Out 1968 Ford Bronco Is A 435HP Masterpiece

Giving the classic SUV a stealthy makeover.

Posted By

Aug 16, 2019

Featured Image

Barn Find: 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S By Bertone

An unrestored rare ride with only 10,000 miles on the odometer.

Posted By

Aug 15, 2019

Featured Image

You Can Own Steve McQueen’s ‘Thomas Crown Affair’ Dune Buggy

The Meyers Manx that was designed and driven by the actor in 1968.

Posted By

Aug 15, 2019

Featured Image

The Limited Edition Zenith Collection Is Rolls-Royce’s Epic Ghost Finale

Only 50 examples of the timeless ride will be available.

Posted By

Aug 15, 2019