The Honda Customs contest breaks participation record. We show you all the preparations

Competition preparations Honda Customs They are already on display at the festival Wheels and Waves in Biarritz, which will take place until next June 16 2024. In addition, this year the Japanese firm presents itself with a record participation of 16 motorcycles from 9 different European countries, who will fight for the first prize.

The customization contest has become an annual event (with online and live development) that grows in popularity as imagination runs wild. Last year, the event's official website received more than 21,000 visits from voters during the summer of 2023 for its range of Honda minibikes, an increase of 41% compared to the previous year.

In this 2024, Honda Customs seeks to increase its success and this time it is the turn of the CL500, a loaded scrambler-style motorcycle with a twin-cylinder engine suitable for the A2 license. Versatile and enormously fun, the CL500 is an excellent starting point to get started in the world of motorcycling and also in the world of customization, thanks to the freedom and individuality of self-expression it allows.

Users can vote for their favorite preparations and download wallpapers for their phone or desktop on the official website Honda Customswhich will again be available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, with the winners announced at the end of the summer.

The Honda Customs contest breaks participation record at Wheels and Waves 2024

Honda Customs 2024 preparations in detail

Enduro 500 (Spain)

As a tribute from the Stilmoto dealer to the classic Spanish enduro motorcycles, the Enduro 500 is designed to strike a chord with memories of a beautiful golden era in motorcycling history.

It features a striking paint scheme on the tank, raised front fender, headlight cover, number plate, various handcrafted parts and an Arrow exhaust muffler.

  • More information at @stilmotohonda and @hondamotoses

The Honda Customs contest breaks participation record at Wheels and Waves 2024

Cherry Lady (Spain)

Based on the classic lines and logos of the legendary Honda 750 of the 90s, Cherry Lady maintains the essence and history of the brand. The creators, Honda Motorsport Las Rozas of Madrid, have extensive experience modifying motorcycles with their clients, but this is all their work.

Details include an IXIL exhaust, Drag Bar Handlebar, minimalist turn signals, premium leather seat with red stitching, RedMoto mirrors, Michelin Anakee tires and Candy Red paint.

  • More information at @hondamotorsportmadrid and @hondamotoses

The Honda Customs contest breaks participation record at Wheels and Waves 2024

CL501R (Spain)

The inspiration for CL501R (created by Honda Moto Center León) is the flat track racing style so popular in the US. Incorporating adjustable rear gas shock absorbers, adjustable front fork caps, radial front brake master cylinder and braided brake hoses.

Also a hand-made radiator and chain guard, the approach was to achieve the ideal balance between performance, aesthetics and functionality to create a CL with a race-ready look.

  • More information at @motocenter_leon_hondamotos and @hondamotoses

The Honda Customs contest breaks participation record at Wheels and Waves 2024

Moonground (Portugal)

Keep it light, keep it clean. The Moonground from Portuguese dealer Garonda is the minimalist interpretation of a two-wheeler ready for any terrain (or planet) it faces and is customized with wrapped exhaust elbows, raised muffler and aggressive knobby tires.

  • More information at @garonda_guarda and @hondamotos.pt

The Honda Customs contest breaks participation record at Wheels and Waves 2024

Oceans' Track (France)

Created by Oceane Motos, the Ocean's Track It features an American flat track style with a stunt touch, for an impressive visual effect. Key changes from the standard CL500 are the red frame and swingarm, gold wheels, super-wide handlebars finished with end mirrors, offset dual-projector LED headlight on the front number plate and single-seater seat.

  • More information at @Oceane_motos_officiel and @hondamotofr

The Honda Customs contest breaks participation record at Wheels and Waves 2024

CL500 Digger (France)

A tribute from Chave Motos to the classic Honda XL and XR of the 80s. With a lot of off-road style and very much in the style of Wheels and Waves, the CL500 Digger It is equipped with a high front fender, headlight visor, number plates, hand covers, retro tail, performance muffler and gold wheels.

  • More information at @chave_motos and @hondamotofr

The Honda Customs contest breaks participation record at Wheels and Waves 2024

CL500 Charade Spirit (France)

More off-road elegance, with a touch of flat Track, from Charade Moto; the tricolor paint that adorns the Charade Spirit It's Honda's most classic color scheme and is especially attractive when paired with aggressive knobby tires, a raised front fender, single-sided number plate, hand guards and a raised single-outlet exhaust muffler.

  • More information at @charademotohonda and @hondamotofr

The Honda Customs contest breaks participation record at Wheels and Waves 2024

Bik'ink (France)

There's a hint of '70s scramblers on AZ Moto's custom CL500 with its gorgeous orange and cherry red paint. New rear shock absorbers and raised muffler complete its Californian look.

  • More information at @azmotohondarouen and @hondamotofr

The Honda Customs contest breaks participation record at Wheels and Waves 2024

Irezumi (France)

It's fair to say that it strips herIrezumi» by Starbike Honda is a kind of celestial entity. The intricate artwork on the tank is an eye-catcher and along with the minimized rear end, the raised exhaust with a single satin muffler and light brown seat set this bike apart from the rest.

  • More information at @Starbike_honda and @hondamotofr

The Honda Customs contest breaks participation record at Wheels and Waves 2024

The Poseidon Project (UK)

The Poseidon Project was created by the team at Doble Motorcycles, in South London, as a tribute to the beauty and strength of the ocean. Features custom paint for the frame and other components in oceanic blues and greens

The gas tank and side panels are airbrushed, as well as a custom seat finished in brown leather. It was inspired by the team's strong interest in marine conservation.

  • More information at @doblemotorcycles and @hondaukmotorcycles

The Honda Customs contest breaks participation record at Wheels and Waves 2024

Sterrato 500 (Italy)

Demonstrating what a little imagination, a few select parts and a few Genuine Honda Accessories can do, the Terrato 500 ('dirt road' in Italian), created by Unit Garage, elevates the off-road potential of the CL500.

At the same time it reminds us of famous models from Honda's past. Features include high front fender, headlight cover, hand guard, leather seat, Öhlins rear shock absorbers and knobby tires.

  • More information at @unitgarage and @hondamotoitalia

The Honda Customs contest breaks participation record at Wheels and Waves 2024

Terra Battuta 500 (Italy)

The Terra Battuta 500 It takes the CL500 into the realm of long-distance all-rounder with style, versatile carrying capacity and a host of parts that make life on the open road a little easier and more rewarding.

It features a brushed aluminum front fender, engine guards, cargo spaces, black anodized rear grille, tall windshield with integrated GPS mount, knobby tires, and skateboard!

  • More information at @unitgarage and @hondamotoitalia

The Honda Customs contest breaks participation record at Wheels and Waves 2024

CL Surfer (Germany)

The name of the bike was chosen because Wheels and Waves is held near the beautiful beach of Biarritz and exudes a relaxed surf vibe. Created by the team at the Honda Center dealership in Frankfurt, the CL Surfer It adapts to the environment, with its metallic silver fuel tank and its front and rear fenders with a personal blue stripe, in addition to its two-piece handlebars, its new exhaust and its characteristic brown leather bench seat.

  • More information at @hondamotorrad_de

The Honda Customs contest breaks participation record at Wheels and Waves 2024

Flat Track 500 (Belgium)

Inspired by American flat track racing, with the Flat Track 500 It is the first time that Belgium participates in the hondacustoms.com contest. It shows off the kind of specialized aesthetic that racing machines naturally reflect.

Equipped with Öhlins rear shock absorbers, cantilever swingarm, straight handlebars, new wheels, new rear brake, low exhaust, modified rear subframe and spectacular paint on the gas tank, the Flat Track 500 is a tribute to dirt track racing.

  • More information at @anquetymotorsport and @honda.moto.be

The Honda Customs contest breaks participation record at Wheels and Waves 2024

Alpina 500 (Switzerland)

Created by Meister Engineering and celebrating 50 years of Honda Switzerland, the Alpina 500 It is based on Honda's heritage, while some details and elements refer to one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. The Alpina 500 stands out from the competition with its CB-style fuel tank, bare subframe and minimalist bench seat.

  • More information at @meisterengineering and @hondamoto_ch

The Honda Customs contest breaks participation record at Wheels and Waves 2024

Bunker imPrint (Türkiye)

A welcome new entrant to the 2024 international competition is Turkey, and Bunker Custom Cycles has really tapped into the contemporary retro cafe racer trend, starting with a stock CL250 (the 250cc version of the CL is marketed in Turkey), to create a unique style.

It features a fiberglass-reinforced Nylon half-fairing made in-house with an FDM 3D printer, new side panels, keel and seat hump, as well as a covered exhaust, CB250R USD front fork and radial-mount brake caliper.

  • More information at @bunkercustomcycles and @hondamotosiklet_tr

More information and votes on the event's official website.

The Honda Customs contest breaks participation record at Wheels and Waves 2024

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