The Honda CB500T was a little forgotten and dare I say avoided in its day amongst the range of bikes available at the time. No it didn’t make loads of power, and yes it did vibrate a little at high RPM’s, but it also had a lot of positives going for it too. A lovely shaped fuel tank, a great looking twin cylinder engine and of course it had that Japanese build quality that wouldn’t dare leave a drop of oil on the garage floor. Most ended up going down the cafe racer route, as the tear drop tank lends itself so well to low bars and a rear seat hump to match. So we went against the grain, choosing off road tyres with triumph wide bars, short exhausts and just the bare essentials to keep things light as possible.