This is not the first CB 550 featured on the blog but this one is the first that comes from France. Guys from Jerikan workshop located in beautiful Nice, redesign and rebuild motorcycles, turning them into much darker and much more brutal machines, and they do it really great. The vehicles rolled out of their workshop got everything to keep people on the street enthralled and make them feel sudden desire to get one like this. In fact, you can check out their previous bikes here.This Honda CB 550, wheeled out of the showroom in 1978 or so, hadn’t been through any serious changes until its owner decided to freshen it up and give the bike a little radical style and a new beginning. That’s when JK could fully show their skills and knowledge.First, guys pulled the bike apart and started reassembling it anew. A stock CB 550 fuel tank was replaced by the one from CB 500, painted by Ortolani Peinture in cool bi-ton black/metal flake gray to match black glossy side panels. Black painted rims are shod in Firestone tires which probably is one of the best choices for this build. Cleaned, buffed out and partially painted in black the engine was fitted with 4 in 2 exhaust system with reversed cone mufflers. The headers are wrapped in a thermal wrap matching the overall color scheme.
The guys installed led lamps in the bullet turn signals as well as in the headlight and tail-light. The front end comes with Beston handlebars and Motogadget Speedo. The dark color scheme, reduced size lights along with the lumpy wheels and the flat seat, make this Honda really memorable. This is a truly terrific build.
Images by Pierre Turtaut