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Honda Dax 125 Throwback

For the last eight or so years, France’s Pierre Dhers has been churning out one-off builds under the banner of Freeride Motos Racing. On top of the immaculate and well-executed nature of Dhers’ bikes, the shop’s work is made all the more impressive by its immense and diverse range of projects, having previously completed everything from vintage scramblers to competition-grade supermotos to modern superbike-based cafe racers. And for his latest build, Dhers is further diversifying his custom moto portfolio with a surprisingly involved little Honda Dax flat tracker that maintains Freeride’s high standards for performance. 

Though completed this year, the tale of this Dax-based tracker actually began in 2019. At that year’s Wheels and Waves event, Pierre met Kousuke “Baka Musuko” Fukuda and Kazuo Fukuda (of Cheetah Custom Cycles and Buddy Custom Cycles fame), where the Japanese father and son builders campaigned one of Freeride’s Suzuki 450 RMZ racers in a flat track event. After they’d flown home to Japan, Pierre maintained a relationship with the Fukudas, occasionally messaging and routinely keeping tabs on Cheetah and Buddy’s social media channels. Fast forward to 2021, and after seeing a series of “Dax-Trackers” on one of the shop’s Instagram accounts, Pierre instantly fell in love with the idea and promptly set out to build his own. 

Bazza’s ‘muck spreader’ – aka Dunstall GS1000. Despite his well-known dislike of four-strokes, #7 was persuaded to ride this Yoshimura-prepped F1 GS at Oulton in ’79, where he finished a close second to a Honda-mounted Rocket – and might even have won but for a pesky backmarker.pic.twitter.com/alDjFjjUDe

Bazza’s ‘muck spreader’ – aka Dunstall GS1000. Despite his well-known dislike of four-strokes, #7 was persuaded to ride this Yoshimura-prepped F1 GS at Oulton in ’79, where he finished a close second to a Honda-mounted Roc…

Dick Mann on his ’70 Daytona-winning CB750 – the only works Honda to finish. Teammates Bill Smith, Tommy Robb and Ralph Bryans all went out with broken cam chains – Brexit perhaps coming as a relief given the titanium racer’s wild handling flat out on the banking…pic.twitter.com/mvxqbBcas6

Dick Mann on his ’70 Daytona-winning CB750 – the only works Honda to finish. Teammates Bill Smith, Tommy Robb and Ralph Bryans all went out with broken cam chains – Brexit perhaps coming as a relief given the titanium racer’s wi…

The Legend of Soichiro Honda and the Japanese Invasion of US Highways

One man more than any other influenced the design and intent of motorcycles throughout the world, and the company he created against all odds, one that would become the most famous motorcycle manufacturing company...