Bol d’Or Manx Style

Love Moto


The inspiration for this build was taken from a 1962 G50 Matchless.

“Our customer wanted a café racer with classic styling.  We had quite a few meetings discussing what he wanted from this build, looked at many a photograph, and went back and forth on the direction to be taken.”

Parts used from SDG Moto
Billet alloy clip on handlebars
Billet alloy mirrors
Billet alloy hand controls
Billet alloy switch blocks
Billet alloy speedo relocation bracket
Billet alloy brake strap
Billet alloy universal rear sets
Billet alloy headlight brackets
Billet alloy square LED indicators
Customised GPS Speedo
Dual carburettors with custom rubbers
Tri Y slipon muffler
Manx style tank and phat boy seat
Akront style stainless rims
Stainless spokes
Parts sourced for this build
Emgo headlight
Koni rear shocks
Bolt kits
Fork gaitors
Stainless front guard
New tyres
VAT holder
Titanium exhaust wrap
Distressed leather for seat
Dzus fasteners
Rear master cylinder
Batterybox and brackets
Custom parts fabricated for this build
Handmade stainless steel tank strap
Custom machined billet alloy hand turn headlight adjusters
Custom stainless steel rain panels, black anodised and held on with Dzus fasteners
Custom machined billet alloy collars for headlight brackets
Custom machined nolathane sleeve in speedo relocation bracket to house speedo
The 900cc engine was given a full rebuild, and custom paint job inspired by the Matchless G50 engine.
The Manx style tank was given a custom deep maroon paint job, and the use of silver pinstriping and the silver single wing Honda logo was chosen to pay homage to the double wing Matchless logo.
The phat boy seat was upholstered in a vintage distressed leather look vinyl, for durability, which was sourced from the USA.
The front end has been completely redone. Forks rebuilt and new fork gaitors added. All brake and oil lines were replaced with new stainless steel braided lines with Earls fittings. The front end was fitted with lighter front discs from standard
Every nut, bolt, washer, gasket, seal and bearing was replaced with new where possible.  If we were unable to source a new replacement, the original was was totally refurbished and replated to look as new.
As you can see absolutely nothing has been left untouched on this motorcycle, right down to the new grease and bleed nipples on the brakes.
For all intents and purposes, this is as good as a CB900 that rolled off the showroom floor in the day, if not better.