1978 Honda CB550 Brat Tracker


Built by Artist Nick Van Woert, The Best Riding CB550 We've Had


This 1978 Honda CB550 was built and customized by Greenpoint based artist Nick Van Woert. Nick has been upgrading and customizing the bike over the last few years and also using it as his daily rider. It has just a hair over 300 miles since completion, so it's been fully sorted out. It's the tightest riding, fastest CB550 we've ever been on. The riding position is spot on with the Renthals and the tune on the motor is perfect. It pulls extremely hard throughout the rev range with no flatspots or hesitation. Dyna ignitions make a big difference on these bikes. It also has the strongest brakes we've ever felt on a CB550. Normally they can be quite spongy and require a hard pull to work right. These are effortless and stop the bike very quickly. Everything on the bike works- turn signals, horn, high and low beam, taillight and brake light. The tire selection is also nice, it gives the bike a good look without riding like some of the fat balloon Firestone Deluxes, which ruin any hope of taking corners.

We are a big fan of Nick's work, which can be seen on his website here:


Here is a list of the work completed to the bike:

  • Dyna s electronic ignition
  • Dyna coils
  • New adjustable voltage regulator
  • New rectifier 
  • New spark plug wires
  • Progressive rear shocks
  • Progressive springs
  • Mac 4-1 exhaust
  • New speedometer 
  • Custom seat and upholstery
  • Renthal bars
  • Carbs rejetted for pod filters and 4-1 exhaust 
  • New clutch cable
  • New throttle cables
  • New dual sport tires
  • New Bates headlight and bracket
  • New turn signals and LED taillight
  • New grips
  • New engine gaskets
  • Ballistic lithium-ion battery 
  • OE ignition switch for mounting under the tank

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