This is the new Honda NX650 Racer from the team over at Petrology, as the name suggests its based on an NX650 Dominator which is a bit of an unusual starting point for any road-based sport bike.
The reason it’s an unusual starting point is that the NX650 Dominator is originally a dual sport bike, a motorcycle designed to be equally capable both on road and off, with more suspension travel, more ground clearance, and a more upright riding position.
Petrology are no newcomers to the world of the NX650 Dominator, they’ve built two custom motorcycles based on the model already, and this new one is their third.
Large-capacity single cylinder motorcycles were among the most successful race bikes in the world back in the mid-20th century. Many, if not most, were built by the Brits and they became a dominant force in both grand prix and road racing competition.
This custom Honda from Petrology is a hat tip to these early grand prix machines, with a hefty dose of influence from Honda’s own grand prix machines from the 1960s – specifically the 1966 Honda RC166.
The original front end has been removed and replaced with a set of modern upside down forks paired with dual Tokico four piston calipers. In the rear the original long travel monoshock has been removed and replaced with adjustable dual shock absorbers, and there’s a single piston disc to assist the front units.
Twin wrapped exhausts feed out into individual rear silencers that were chosen to allow better flow and more power than the originals.
A new fuel tank, seat, and half fairing have been added in place of the originals, with care taken to get the color scheme just right.
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