What do you get when you give some of the most talented custom builders and select Honda dealerships in France, Italy, Switzerland, and Spain, a Honda CB1000R and let their imaginations run wild? You get 12 insane interpretations of the “Neo Sports Café” racer Honda debuted at EICMA in 2017.

The 12 custom Honda CB1000R’s made their debut recently at Wheels & Waves 2019, a hip five-day festival of music, motorcycles, surf and skateboards in Biarritz, France, highlighted by an old school enduro and sketchy head-to-head drags called the Punk’s Peak Race. Considering Honda wanted to showcase an edgier side of its CB1000R, Wheels & Waves was a perfect fit because like the event itself, design direction went in every direction. The CBR1000R Dirt Endurance has a bit of bosozoku to it, the Honda Limited Edition CB1000R reminds me of a hyper-version of the Honda Ascot 500 I learned to ride on, Monkey Kong is a monkey bike on steroids, while the Honda Africa Four CRF1000R looks like the evil enduro step-brother of the Africa Twin.

Check out these creative Honda CB1000R customs and the shops and dealerships that built them courtesy of Honda UK.

1) The ‘CB1000R-adical’

By: Gannet Design and Fuhrer Moto, Switzerland

Inspiration: ‘Take it to the Limit’

Contact: Instagram/fuhrermoto and Gannet Design

Work includes:

Ultralight CeraCarbon racing front fork and custom sprockets

Bespoke Rotobox carbon fiber wheels

Synto Evo brake and clutch levers

Fibreglass belly pan

K&N air filter

Titanium and carbon fiber Akrapovic end-can

Hand-painted ‘camo’ bodywork by Walter Oberli

2) The ‘Africa Four CRF1000R’

By: Brivermo Motors dealer, Switzerland

Inspiration: the CRF1000L Africa Twin

Contact: brivemo.ch

Work includes:

CRF450R front end, includes single large front disc and anodized 4 piston caliper

Bespoke 4-into-1 exhaust with stubby carbon fiber end-can

Custom rear seat cowl (with original seat)

New headlight and mudguard

New aluminum handlebars

Engine bars

Serrated footpegs

Mini LED indicators

Bodywork in Africa Twin colors

3) CB1000R ‘Monkey 1000R’

By: Werther Honda, Nice, France

Inspiration: Honda Monkey

Contact: honda.werther.nice

Work includes:

Frame, covers and fork legs painted Glittering Blue

Monkey mirrors and handlebars

Mini LED indicators

Undertray tail tidy

Arrow double exit high exhaust

Enduro tires

4) CB1000R ‘Black Edition’

By: 3C Motos dealer, Biarritz, France

Inspiration: ‘Full Black’

Contact: Instagram/hondamotofr

Work includes:

Three shades of black paint scheme

Black forks, swingarm and frame

Gloss black wheels and rear shock

Akrapovic exhaust

Special engraved ‘Black Edition’ plate

5) CB1000R Neo Sports Café Endurance Team Replica

By: National Motos, France

Inspiration: 2006 24hrs LeMans winner

Work includes:

Spoked wheels,

2006 24hrs Le Mans race winning paint scheme

Classic Honda logo

Contact: Instagram/nationalmotos

6) The Café Chic CB1000R

By: Horizon Racing Vergy 95, France

Inspiration: Café Chic

Contact: Instagram/horizonracingcergy95

Fully brushed aluminum and candy red paint

Fawn colored leather saddle and seat pad

Customized rear seat cowl

Kineo spoked wheels with mass-cut hubs

Moriwaki silencer

Thermal paint on exhaust and headers

7) CB1000R ‘Dirt Endurance’

By: VC Moto dealer, Sabadell, Spain

Inspiration: classic Honda color scheme

Contact: Instagram VC moto

Work includes:

The number ‘48’ in Japanese on the rear cowl to honor the foundation of the Honda Motor Company in 1948.

Bespoke fairing inspired by vintage café racers

Bespoke rear cowl, with standard headlight

Racing handlebars with Soichiro Honda quote ‘improves the breed’

Bar end mirrors

New split-level silencer

Air filter mount made by 3D printer

8) Monkey Kong’

By: Mallorca Motos dealer, Spain

Inspiration: the Honda Monkey

Contact: Instagram MallorcaMotos

Work includes: original Monkey mirrors, indicators and front mudguard

Engine cover with original Monkey style chrome plate ring

Headlight details in original Monkey yellow, with chrome surround

Original Monkey yellow and white paint scheme

Customized seat inspired by original Monkey

High mounted handlebar with chrome finish

Chrome finish to rear mudguard

Africa Twin silencer

Gold forks, yellow rear shock spring

9) ‘Alfredo’

By: Hakuba Motos, Spain

Inspiration: Freddie Spencer

Contact: Instagram hakubamotor

Work includes:

Tank hand-painted in three colors with Freddie Spencer logo on tank

Hakuba logo laser-engraved on clutch cover

Black enameled front forks

Front and side number boards

Bespoke handmade exhaust with SC-Project racing end-can

Relocated pegs and controls

10) Honda Limited Edition CB1000R

By: Honda Motor Europe, Italy (total 350 units for sale in France, Spain, Germany and Italy)

Inspiration: HRC racing tricolor

Contact: Instagram hondamotoitalia

Work includes:

HRC-inspired tricolor paint scheme

Split-level SC-Project end-can

Carbon fiber parts by SC-Project

11) CB1000R ‘Tribute’

By: Honda Italia

Inspiration: Celebration of 50 years of CB750

Contact: hondamotoitalia

Work includes:

Paint inspired by CB750 ‘K0’ of 1969

Tubeless Jonich spoked wheels

Conical split-level SC-Project end-can

New 3D Honda logo

Rizoma indicators, mirrors and handlebar weights

Alcantara velvet seat coating

Lightech plate holder

12) CB1000R ‘Dani Pedrosa replica’

By: Moto Macchion, Italy

Inspiration: #26 Dani Pedrosa RC213V

Contact: hondamotoitalia

Work includes:

Full titanium SC-Project GP 4-2 exhaust

Carbon fiber parts with titanium details by SC-Project

Lighter homologated plate holder

Rizoma indicators, aluminum handlebars, front brake guard and mirrors

#26 Dani Pedrosa RC213V paint scheme

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