1974 Honda CB550 Bobber
Many of the motorcycles you find at Moto Talbott are pristine, accurate examples of iconic bikes. And some are, well, not. Take this Honda CB550 Bobber. Sure, it’s a mongrel, but it’s a beautiful mongrel, don’t you think? Museum founder Robb Talbott found it on Craigslist, and had to have it. The only original parts are the rear wheel and the front portion of the frame. The
tail section is cobbledtogether from a 1950s Ford Mustang. It has floorboards, a springer front end, and four-into-four open pipes. “It doesn’t know if it wants to be a bobber or a chopper,” says Talbott. “But I like it because it offends the Honda people, the bobber people, and the chopper people equally.” And probably the neighbors, when you start it up.