News & Multimedia

Cycle World Rolling Concours Entries: 1973 Honda CB500

Note: This is the seventh of a series of owner comments about their vintage and classic motorcycles participating in the Cycle World Rolling Concours presented by BikeBandit.com during the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Aug. 17-19 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Participants join the Cycle World staff on a ride from the track to a private lunch Saturday, Aug. 18 before riding back to the Speedway for judging. Bikes must complete the entire ride to be eligible for trophies in a variety of classes, as this unique event celebrates both form and function. The beautiful machines of the Rolling Concours also will be on display Friday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 19 in the Pagoda Plaza at IMS.

For more information on the Cycle World Rolling Conours - Click Here!

MY BIKE: CYCLE WORLD ROLLING CONCOURS
Nick Watkins, 1973 Honda CB500


This is my Kona Blue and Sterling Gray 1973 CB500 cafe racer. Classic and simple.

I think my bike has a style taken from a cafe racer. It also has a little comfort, as I didn’t use clip-on bars, It has drag-style bars, with controls from a 2001 Honda CRF250F Dual Sport motorcycle.

The headlight has been changed to accommodate a more modern (brighter) lighting system. All LED indicator lights by Custom Dynamics LEDs.

Instead of the factory speedometer, I used an ACEWELL digital speedo with a hall effect speed sensor, which so far works great.

The bike has a dual-disc setup with CB750 front forks. The tail piece is a bubble-style rear with the frame modified to house the brake and rear turn signal indicators.  A custom battery box has been made under the seat to house battery, fuses and wiring.  Electric start has been removed, but the engine kicks over the first time.

The bike has a 4-into-1 exhaust, with UNI pod filters on each carb. The engine is stock.
 

Show More Show Less
Now Viewing
Cycle World Rolling Concours Entries: 1973 Honda CB500
 
Cycle World Rolling Concours Entries: 1973 Honda CB500
Note: This is the seventh of a series of owner comments about their vintage and classic motorcycles participating in the Cycle World Rolling Concours presented by BikeBandit.com during the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Aug. 17-19 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Participants join the Cycle World staff on a ride from the track to a private lunch Saturday, Aug. 18 before riding back to the Speedway for judging. Bikes must complete the entire ride to be eligible for trophies in a variety of classes, as this unique event celebrates both form and function. The beautiful machines of the Rolling Concours also will be on display Friday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 19 in the Pagoda Plaza at IMS.
Read More
Related Media
CICOA at IMS
 
Carpenter Helps Celebrate CICOA Meals & More Program's 18 Millionth Meal
The CICOA Meals & More program works to combat that, providing 2,000 meals every weekday in clients’ homes and at 27 Central Indiana meal sites. And on Wednesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, CICOA served its 18 millionth meal to a senior guest.
Read More
Bloomington Gold
 
Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA Coming To IMS in June 2015
Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA, “The Granddaddy of Corvette Shows,” will make its inaugural appearance at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from June 25-27, 2015.
Read More
Marc Marquez
 
Red Bull Indianapolis GP Honored as 'Best Grand Prix' by MotoGP
The Red Bull Indianapolis GP was named by MotoGP as the circuit’s “Best Grand Prix” in 2014, the first North American race so honored.
Read More
Kevin Harvick
 
Monday Racing Roundup: Harvick Wins at Phoenix
Harvick won for the third straight race and sixth time overall on the 1-mile oval at Phoenix International Raceway, leading 264 of 312 laps to secure the only automatic transfer spot of the Eliminator round.
Read More
On Any Sunday Director, Dana Brown
 
Q&A: Dana Brown, Director "On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter"
Opening today in theatres nationwide is Red Bull Media House’s “On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter,” directed by Dana Brown, Bruce’s son. The sequel shows how the sport and culture of motorcycles have grown in four decades since the original, and the action shot in 4K Ultra HD takes viewers even closer to the racing and the personalities. Among the subjects that Dana Brown shadowed is MotoGP rider Marc Marquez, the winner of the 2013 and 2014 Red Bull Indianapolis GP at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Read More
Items 1 - 5 of 474
Reserve one of our hospitality suites for your next event!
To start planning your event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway please fill out our Information Request Form or contact Phil Sparks at (317) 492-6463 or email at psparks@brickyard.com.
Latest Tweets
Take a stroll through #Indy500 history in our #TBT archives: http://t.co/b0aSdslBEf http://t.co/o9SUeE1kpn
about 13 hours ago