My friends at George’s Garage in Luxembourg had a good old CX500 from 1982 standing in one corner of their garage, and some spare special parts scattered on the shelves in the other.
For my part, I have always been a great fan of the engine of this machine, a magnificent 80-degree V-twin engine full of character and very aesthetic, that I have tried to highlight further by adding an Y-shaped exhaust manifold.
The other original and very successful piece is the tank. The design is quite modern and well proportioned, I have simply made it more dynamic by shifting the position forward some 10 degrees.
For the rest, I have applied the same recipe as for the Voxan Black Magic that I designed in 2004. The color codes are quite similar with a dominant matt black, a touch of red and aluminium.
The overall design is minimalist and serves just one thing, to draw attention to the engine.
Rebuilt Engine with a CBR125 water cooler
Ohlins rear shock from the Ducati 851
Marzocchi RAC 50 front fork
Nissin front and rear brakes
Rizoma fluid tank
Dunlop Sportmax Mutant tyres
Koso Instrument Cluster
Caferacer.com Tachometer, taillight and Headlight
Captured to perfection by the French Photographer Sebastien Nunes, here’s a look at the brand new, old machine.