Portuguese Honda dealership wins CB650R custom competition

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Portuguese Honda dealership Mototrofa has bounced back from the effects of a devastating fire to claim victory in the 2021 European CB650R Honda Customs contest.

The online competition attracted over 7000 voters and pitted 10 dealer-built customised Honda CB650R four-cylinder nakeds from Spain, France, and Portugal against one another to take the top spot.

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All of the bikes were due to be displayed at this year’s cancelled Wheels & Waves festival in Biarritz.

Mototrofa’s creation – aptly named the CB650R Fenix – attracted around 29% of the total votes and makes use of elements of past iconic Honda models, including a rear wheel and swingarm from the VFR750F and a front wheel from a CBR900RR FireBlade.

The bikes were due to be shown at Wheels & Waves

Other nice details include a custom paint scheme featuring the number 93 – a nod to the career of Marc Marquez and the year the dealership was founded.

Locking out the podium places were French creations CB650R BMX by Werther Honda and CB650R Four Limited Edition by Espace Motos – the pair separated by just 12 votes.

The CB650R BMX features gloss black paint, black forks, gold engine cases, whitewall tyres, shorter gear ratios and more. The CB650R Limited Edition pays tribute to the Honda CB750 Four and gets a higher, flatter brown leather seat, green paint with gold pin striping, and a 1980s Honda Wing logo.

To see the full line up, head to www.hondacustoms.com

Watch MCN’s expert Honda CB650R video review below:

Dan Sutherland

By Dan Sutherland

News Editor, sportsbike nut, and racing fan.