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Explore Honda's presence at custom shows around Europe.

Glemseck 2017

Pure motorsport tradition in southern Germany

Glemseck 2017

Up to the 1960s, two and four wheeled legends of motorsport were engaged in thrilling fights on the legendary Solitude race track around the Glemseck. The Glemseck 101 is a three day festival that seeks to preserve this tradition for a wide audience. 

In 2017, Honda got into the spirit of the event through eight customised machines: a sharpened up and stripped back CBR1000RR Fireblade SP, two versions of the neo-retro classic CB1100, the scrambler Rebel, the world’s first mass production superbike, the CB750, two CX500s made by Kingston Customs of Gelsenkirchen, and the result of a painstaking part-by-part re-build of a ‘barn treasure’ machine, the CB250G.

Wheels & Waves 2017

Connecting Motorcycling, Skateboarding and Surfing

Wheels & Waves 2017

Wheels & Waves is a motorcycle show based in Biarritz, France, that connects motorcycling, skateboarding and surf culture with its own distinct philosophy, music and style.

In 2017, Honda showed six customised machines, created by dealer partners. Three of them were based on models from 70s and 80s: a 1977 CB500 re-worked by Honda’s 3C dealer in Bayonne and Ben Rameix, the ultra-practical CX500 twin cylinder machine fully transformed by Honda’s Kick Moto dealer into a unique Flat Track racer, as well as  a customised machine based on the incredible in-line 6 cylinder 1047cc CBX.

Alongside the three re-created legends were three customisations based on the current line-up: two versions of the neo-retro classic CB1100, and an urban scrambler version of the Rebel.

BIKE SHED 2017

A motorcycle exhibition like no other

Celebrating the creative culture around the custom bike scene, in 2017, Bike Shed featured over 150 unique custom bikes surrounded by art, photography, live music, bars, barista coffee, whisky, cigars, lounge space and the best bike brands, plus a barbershop and tattooists at a beautiful and unique London dockside venue.

The CB1100TR concept, created entirely in-house by Honda’s Rome-based R&D design team, was one of the Honda machines on display. Paired with the CB1100TR, which was first seen at the 2016 EICMA show in Milan, was a one-off customisation of Honda’s take on custom cool, the Rebel.