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Old 07-09-2010, 02:06 PM   #1
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Default What is the name of this Honda Steed model / variety?

I saw this video of a Japanese guy riding a Honda Steed that did not look like your typical stupid Honda Steed.
Regular Steeds have short and pointy rear fenders, skinny front fenders and narrow straight handlebars.

Here's the Japanese guy: YouTube - HONDA Steed 400 VCL ホンダ スティード

At first I thought that the bike in that video was modded.
Big retro/classic/vintage fenders, nice wide handlebars, solo seat with springs...
I thought that it was an awesome customization.

But then I did a research and I found out that this is a stock Honda Steed variety / model.
Some retro-looking kind of Honda Steed.
Cool!
I love this model but I could not find any info about it.
I don't even know what it is called.
Could barely find just a couple of photos of this kind of Honda Steed.

Can anyone shed some light?
Is this a JDM model? Could this bike be found in Europe?
Is it a more rare & expensive type?
Etc.

Thanks!



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Old 07-09-2010, 03:07 PM   #2
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Here in the US I would say it looks much like a Honda Shadow VLX600
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Old 07-09-2010, 03:24 PM   #3
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Here in the US I would say it looks much like a Honda Shadow VLX600
Uuuuh... thanks for the reply but I don't think it looks like a Honda Shadow VLX600 at all.

The Honda Shadow VLX600 looks like the "Standard" Honda Steed.

My quston was for the Honda Steed type from those pics above, especially the first one.
Big fenders, wide handlebars, springed solo saddle, retro look...
Not much to do with Honda Shadow VLX600 in terms of looks.

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Old 07-09-2010, 04:05 PM   #4
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I saw this video of a Japanese guy riding a Honda Steed that did not look like your typical stupid Honda Steed.
Regular Steeds have short and pointy rear fenders, skinny front fenders and narrow straight handlebars.

Here's the Japanese guy: YouTube - HONDA Steed 400 VCL ホンダ スティード

At first I thought that the bike in that video was modded.
Big retro/classic/vintage fenders, nice wide handlebars, solo seat with springs...
I thought that it was an awesome customization.

But then I did a research and I found out that this is a stock Honda Steed variety / model.
Some retro-looking kind of Honda Steed.
Cool!
I love this model but I could not find any info about it.
I don't even know what it is called.
Could barely find just a couple of photos of this kind of Honda Steed.

Can anyone shed some light?
Is this a JDM model? Could this bike be found in Europe?
Is it a more rare & expensive type?
Etc.

Thanks!





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So if you researched it and found out it is produced like it shows in the pictures. What are you asking didn't you research it? Shouldn't that tell you where you can pick one up?

I don't care what country, that bikes custom. It is a VLX6 frame and tank that I know for sure.
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:48 PM   #5
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So if you researched it and found out it is produced like it shows in the pictures. What are you asking didn't you research it? Shouldn't that tell you where you can pick one up?

I don't care what country, that bikes custom. It is a VLX6 frame and tank that I know for sure.
See, I did not really "research" it.
I don't even know what this bike is called.

What I did is I typed "Honda Steed" in Google and then browsed the hell out of all the images that Google showed.
I found only a few pics of this type of Honda Steed.

The Google results were from South East Asia and Japan.
So I kind of have a clue where these bikes live.
But I still don't know what these bikse are called (can't read Japanese or Taiwanese).
Yeah, Honda Steed but what kind of Honda Steed?

I wrote a message to the Japanese dude from YouTube like 6 days ago.
He did not reply.

BTW these are stock bikes.
The paint job is custom but look at the fenders - they are the same on both photos.

I don't know if the frame or the tank are the same as on a VLX6.
And to be honest: I don't care about that.
Just want to find out the name of this Honda Steed sub-model with the large retro fenders.


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Old 07-09-2010, 04:58 PM   #6
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they are custom bikes built from steeds. Square chrome pipes? Not stock.
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Old 07-09-2010, 05:03 PM   #7
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they are custom bikes built from steeds. Square chrome pipes? Not stock.
OK, let's forget about the pipes, the paint jobs and the other apparently custom features.

Let's just focus on the fenders.

Is this a coincidence that these two bikes from the pics above, together with the third bike of the Japanese guy from the video above, have the same type of front and rear fender and absolutely the same horizontal, wide & low handlebars?
These are just the stock features of this sub-model.

I am not saying that these bikes don't have custom stuff going on.


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Old 07-09-2010, 05:12 PM   #8
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See, I did not really "research" it.
I don't even know what this bike is called.

What I did is I typed "Honda Steed" in Google and then browsed the hell out of all the images that Google showed.
I found only a few pics of this type of Honda Steed.

The Google results were from South East Asia and Japan.
So I kind of have a clue where these bikes live.
But I still don't know what these bikse are called (can't read Japanese or Taiwanese).
Yeah, Honda Steed but what kind of Honda Steed?

I wrote a message to the Japanese dude from YouTube like 6 days ago.
He did not reply.

BTW these are stock bikes.
The paint job is custom but look at the fenders - they are the same on both photos.

I don't know if the frame or the tank are the same as on a VLX6.
And to be honest: I don't care about that.
Just want to find out the name of this Honda Steed sub-model with the large retro fenders.


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To me it looks like the fenders are from the VT750shadow. Probably an easy
swap. It's a mix and match of Honda parts from other models but it is custom even if a company is producing them somewhere.
I wonder if the guy from YouTube can read English? Lol.
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Old 07-09-2010, 05:28 PM   #9
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To me it looks like the fenders are from the VT750shadow. Probably an easy
swap. It's a mix and match of Honda parts from other models but it is custom even if a company is producing them somewhere.
I wonder if the guy from YouTube can read English? Lol.
I wonder if he reads English too. Plus I am not a native English speaker and my English is far from perfect.
But I still hope he will find a way to understand my question and come back to me with an answer.

As for the fenders being swapped: looks like VT750 Shadow has wider, thicker and less ornamented (rear fender is less curved at the rear end) fenders.
They look similar but are still quite different.

Here is yet another photo of a Honda Steed that has this type of fenders.
It's from Taiwan again:





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Old 07-10-2010, 02:38 PM   #10
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"DDR_Fan" ? Like the old days? Put the wall back up?
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