Bedlam Werks Rocket – 1976 Honda CB550

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Bedlam Werks is a 3-year old custom motorcycle shop based out of Athens, Georgia. The brainchild of Travis Christopher, Bedlam has evolved from making custom parts – usually for cafe racers – into now building custom motorcycles. Here’s a revamped version of their first build, in which they’ve modified a CB550 to create a bike they call Rocket.

Bedlam Werks Rocket - Left Side

In Travis’ words:

The original design was inspired by classic cafe racers, with several modern features added to increase performance and decrease weight. 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. I chose this style of bike because I love the challenge of giving new life to an old machine.

Bedlam Werks Rocket - Gauges

The focus was to create a ‘retro-futuristic’ style, including an unpainted aluminum tank and seat pan, custom 4-1 exhaust, lightened brakes, Gazi Sport Lite rear shocks, RaceTech performance springs in the front forks, and plenty more. In addition to trying to lighten the bike, they installed forged Wiseco pistons during the engine rebuild, bumping displacement up to 553.5 cc.

Bedlam Werks Rocket - Left Rear

Find the Bedlam Werks Rocket for sale here on the Bedlam Werks website in Athens, Georgia.

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