Rocket

1976 Honda CB550

The CB550 carries plenty of stock power and is as reliable a bike as you can find, making it a perfect candidate to become a cafe racer. We started this project knowing we wanted Rocket to be a clean, sleek build. The rear section of the frame was removed and rebuilt with 1/8" steel tubing for added strength. The airbox, handle bar controls, and indicators were all removed. The new tank and seat pan are both Custom built by Bedlam Werks out of .090" 3003 aluminum, with a satin finish and a high polish to the raised center stripe. The upholstery is charcoal gray vinyl to accent the raw metal surface of the bike. Below is a full list of features:
  • Lightened brake disc and drum
  • Custom 4 into 1 exhaust with thermal exhaust wrap
  • Custom aluminium fuel tank
  • Custom aluminum seat pan
  • Custom upholstery
  • Rebuilt CB550 engine with forged Wiseco pistons which increases the displacement from 544cc to 553.5cc
  • New front sprocket for increased low end torque
  • Gazi Sport Lite rear suspension
  • Front forks rebuilt with RaceTech performance springs and Gold Valve Cartridge Emulators
  • Loaded Gun Rear sets with custom mounting plate
  • Custom dash and controls
  • Shorai lithium iron battery
  • Dynatech Dyna S ignition and 3ohm Dyna ignition coils
  • Halogen Headlight
  • X-Arc LED signals and brake lights
  • Modern rectifier/regulator combo
  • New wiring harness
  • Motogadget electronic control box M Unit