Thrive Motorcycles Honda CB650 Scrambler

An incredible scrambler from the talented indonesian garage of Thrive Motorcycles

3y ago


The original Honda CB650 was released in 1979 as the updated version of the CB550 – engine sizes were creeping up across the model range and the new “mid-size” CB650 was just 100cc smaller than the mighty Honda CB750 of 10 years earlier.

In the ’60s and ’70s Honda liked to sell scrambler variants of their road-going models, the scramblers had “CL” model designations and the road-going bikes had a “CB”. Sadly, as the ’70s became the ’80s the practice was discontinued – which is a bit of a shame when you consider just how popular the scrambler genre would go on to become.

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