Bike Of The Day: 1981 Honda CM400T Cafe Racer Custom

The CM series motorcycle, preceding the Honda Rebel series, embodied the classic flat-seat style of the 1960s and 1970s. This customized 1981 CM400T café racer showcases a striking Gulf Racing theme, with an orange-painted frame, light blue bodywork, and iconic Gulf logos. Notable features include LED headlights, a custom tail section with a black bump seat, a front fairing, and heat-wrapped dual exhaust pipes.

Powered by a 395cc SOHC four-stroke parallel twin engine, the CM400T delivers 39 HP and 23 lb.-ft of torque. Its 5-speed transmission and drive chain transmit power to the rear wheel. The motorcycle also retains its original components such as twin carburetors, pod-style air filters, and a front disc brake with stainless-steel lines.

Riding on 18″/16″ ComStar wheels with black powder coating, this CM400T café racer is fitted with new Kenda Challenger tires. The bike’s frame is paired with a telescopic fork, twin RFY piggyback shocks, and a rear drum brake, providing a balanced and responsive riding experience.