East London based Rebels Alliance 1972 Honda CB500 “Bad Manners” is one of the best examples of a clean bike build that we’ve seen this year. Bad Manners has just the right amount of style and swagger combined with high quality craftsmanship and clean lines. Getting to the finished product took some doing, though. This wasn’t an early 70’s Honda CB500 barn find
that just needed a little rebuild work and a badass coat of paint (but it most definitely got one of those anyway). The bike affectionately referred to as Bad Manners was stripped bare and rebuilt starting with a vapor blasted engine that was also blueprinted by their master mechanic. Then the bike got CR race carbs, a full stainless exhaust system, lowered front forks with modified internals, a dual caliper conversion, bespoke wiring loom, speedo drive digital conversion and a full complement of LED lights. It keeps aspects of the original Honda DNA while still getting the complete Rebels Alliance which makes it even more badass. In short, this full conversion is nothing short of amazing.