'Better than new' Honda CR500R

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This restored 1991 Honda CR500R has been repaired and customised to “better than new” condition.

The 20-year-old dirt bike has had a full engine rebuild and redesign – complete with rebored cylinders and smoothed cylinder heads – as well as custom clocks, ignition coils, steering stem, sprockets, suspension, brakes… in fact it’s hard to find a single nut, bolt or screw that hasn’t been hand picked by builder Jason Meyer.

Replacement parts have come from at least seven other bikes, including:

1989-91 Honda CR500
2001 Kawasaki KX500
2009 Honda CRF450R
2007 Kawasaki KX450F
2010 Kawasaki KX250F
2002 KTM 250SX
2010 Kawasaki Ninja 250.

Meyer said of his creation:

“My vision was a high power, low noise wolf in sheep’s clothing that would easily switch from torquey off-road/single track riding to hill shooting dune predator in about an hour. A true “Jekyll and Hyde” transformation.”

Of course this 73hp machine has had so many parts replaced that it’s more similar to Trigger’s broom than a mint condition 1991 bike, but MCN reckon it’s an impressive labour of love regardless.

For more information visit Jason’s Facebook page: “MSV Racing Jason Meyer”

Dan Aspel

By Dan Aspel