Your first custom built may be either your last one or the beginning of a long series. You are looking at the 1st creation of Dave Mucci and I can already tell you that it will not be his last one. Under the influence of a professor teaching him a class in motorcycle design while studying industrial design in Michigan, Dave developed a passion for vintage cars and motorcycles. Like many young builders with no support money, he was looking for a cheap and reliable platform to build his first creation, a contraption that he didn’t want too pretty, too shiny, but able to endure daily rides in a vey hostile Chicago weather and on not so friendly roads.
His choice for a donor bike? A very affordable in running order 1978 Honda CX500 that he restored and rebuilt into a very appealing vintage urban rider. Not surprisingly for a 1st project, Dave Mucci still working on his fabrication skills, preferred to look for help for some essential steel modifications like the ones made to the frame (Tony Prust at Analog Motorcycles.) He handled most of the other chores.
Bike is lowered 1″ front & rear. Reshaped and massaged front and rear fenders borrowed from a Goldwing. Shocks replaced by stiffer ones. Clubman style handlebar. Custom seat pan. All oem gauges removed. 7″ headlight from Speed Moto Co. A couple of months after being completed, this project was run over, while parked, by a Mercedes SUV. So, it had to be rebuilt. Is Dave already 2 x 1 custom built experienced? Moto Mucci.