The COVID-19 pandemic pressured organizers to cancel the 2021 Wheels and Waves, however the competition is again in an enormous approach in 2022. Last yr, the occasion deliberate to showcase Honda’s new Rebel 1100 cruiser with a number of customized builds. With the 2022 present already underway in Biarritz, France, Honda made up for that misplaced time by rolling out ten Rebel 1100 tasks for the general public’s viewing pleasure.
As the identify suggests, Wheels and Waves celebrates surf, skate, and customized bike sub-cultures, and France’s FCR Original leaned into that theme with its Rebel Waves construct. Channeling California vibes, the customized store delivered a scrambler-style tackle Honda’s cruiser with aftermarket suspension and a trimmed rear mudguard. A brilliant livery and skateboard rack completes the Rebel’s transformation.
FCR Original isn’t any stranger to the Rebel platform both. The store beforehand constructed the CMX Bobber and CMX Sport for the 2021 competition. Of course, with organizers calling off Wheels and Waves final yr, the customized bobber and roadster made their debuts on the 2022 version.
Similar to FCR Original’s divergent types, the opposite Honda Rebel 1100 builds put the platform’s versatility on show. Portugal’s Motoveiga stored the Rebel’s cruiser roots intact however added some eye-catching paint and ornate graphics to show much more heads. Honda Garonda of Portugal took an analogous tack as their compatriots, with the Lucy drawing from basic cruiser design with its two-tone rust orange/white paint and white-walled tires.
Great Britain’s 5Four store is thought for its tackle the CB1000R and CB1100 RS, and Guy Willison newest outing turns the Rebel 1100 right into a avenue tracker. Complete with a retro fuel tank, tall twin shocks, and a flat tracker tail part, the Rebel Street absolutely captures the tracker aesthetic. Hailing from Sardinia, Moto Cicliaudaci’s Manboard construct prepares the Rebel for beachfront drag racing with a high-mounted exhaust, springer fork, streamlined tail cowl, and 19-inch wire-spoke wheels wrapped in knobby tires.
Spain’s Akaimoto takes a totally completely different route with its Rebel café racer. The stealthy black/gold paint scheme, customized tailpiece, stomach pan, and clip-ons immediately imbue the cruiser with a sporty perspective. On the flipside, Ikono Motorbike retains it low and gradual with the Mikuniguro. Playing off Japan’s Bratstyle bobbers, the Mikuniguro opts for a trimmed dovetail fender, Z-bars, a bikini fairing, fork gaiters, and a blacked-out paint scheme.
Mallorca Motos rounds out the trio of Spanish entries with a neo-retro bare bike. From the inverted bars to the deleted rear mudguard, the hooligan machine appears to be like prepared to tear up the highway. The Honda Rebel 1100 customs definitely showcase the cruiser’s customized potential and the ten builds will stay on show on the 2022 Wheels and Waves competition till July 3, 2022.