A Honda NX650 is getting more and more popular by bike builders since they are very reliable, quite lightweight, easy to work with and have a lot of torque. (lets forget the HP). You have seen the guys of Cafe Racer Dreams (Spain) building the most cool NX650 bikes, however this we time we got in contact with Italy. To be more specific; with Claudio Maffi from V Motorycles Milano. This is his story.

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“The basis of my special is a Honda NX 650 of 1992, the engine has been completely overhauled with replacement of some components such as the piston , valves complete with springs , main bearings , connecting rod etc.”

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“The frame has been modified with a new seat holder , the adaptation of the steering head and the attack on the monolink , a Honda VFR 750 ’92 .
The front fork , rim, the rear shock and the front calipers are from a 2006 Yamaha R1 racing while the 320 mm front discs are floating Discacciati competition.”

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“The rear rim from 5.50 inches is a Honda VFR VTEC 2000, while the Nissin rear braking system with 220 mm disc, is a CBR 1000 2011.
The tank is a Honda CB500 Four from 1970 , which has been deliberately left blank look, completely stripped and painted with varnish leaving the patina of rust that has formed , the band roos burgundy completes the look, the rear tail is from an Italian racing bikes of the 70s.”

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“The complete exhaust system has been designed personally, as well as all the aforementioned adaptations , made entirely in my workshop .
Air filter and carburetor kit K & N, aeronautical braided hoses with Nissin radial master cylinder front racing and various parts of the market complete the bike.”

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“The only detail that does not come from my workshop is the saddle made by a very skilled craftsman of Milan, which manufactures saddles for horses , made in leather with snaps for easy assembly and disassembly of the tail. The craftsman saddler named Vito.”

Many thanks and Kind regards

Claudio Maffi

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