ABC 500 – Magnificent Honda XL500 Boardtracker by A Bike Company

ABC 500 – Magnificent Honda XL500 Boardtracker by A Bike Company

Today we are featuring a Boardtracker – a modification in classic vintage style with modern touch done by “A Bike Company”. This is ABC 500 based on Honda XL500.

Niki, the head designer of ABC used the Hossack styled forks, Honda XL 500 engine, fabrication of most parts is done by him but the CNC milling and laminating is handled by his friend.

This bike has won not one but two trophies at Quail Gathering one is for Best custom/modified bike and other for “Design and Style” award.

The Specification of bike is:
Tyres

Front and Rear – Vee Rubber 120-50R26

Wheels

Wheels are modular constructed with an aluminium CNC machined Hub with unidirectional spokes threading into hub. Bolts through Rim captured the spokes.

Suspensions
Front – Hossack arrangement.
Rear – Swingarm made from chromoly tubular steel with investment cast 4130 dropouts and actuates the adjustable air shock that resides under the seat
Head light
Front – He used LED projector mounted to front fork on side behind the numberplate.
Rear  – LED light fitted below the seat
Fuel Tank
He used split design constructed with glass fibre and brass fittings.
Seat
Carbon/kevlar fibre stressed seat is cantilevered off of the back of the main frame providing a lightly sprung ride and sits over and around the rear shock absorber.
Gearing
15/46 to compensate for the larger 800mm OD tire and a 520 roller chain connects the Honda motor to a custom sprocket and spider mounted to the rear wheels hub.