Steady Garage Releases Video of Custom SCL500 Scrambler Build
Steady Garage has recently released a video showcasing their custom build of the SCL500 scrambler. This build is one of the first of its kind in the United States and has received a total makeover.
The SCL500, also known as the CL500 in other regions, was recently unveiled by Honda. This scrambler is based on the Rebel 500 and features a 471cc parallel-twin engine with a 180-degree crank. It produces around 45.5 horsepower and is paired with a six-speed transmission.
While the Rebel 500 is a beginner-friendly and easy-to-ride model, it does have some design quirks. As it shares the same engine with the CB500F and CBR500Rs, there are certain design elements that differ from the Triumph Scrambler XE or XC. Steady Garage recognized this and decided to give the SCL500 a unique treatment.
The video showcases the entire build process, from the initial unboxing of the SCL500 to the final result. The team at Steady Garage started by tearing down the bike and using computer-aided design (CAD) to plan out the modifications. They then proceeded with metal fabrication to create custom parts specifically for the SCL500. Notable upgrades include a skid plate, hand guards, engine crash guards, luggage racks, a Brembo brake caliper, wire-spoke wheels, a Pro-Taper handlebar, a new brake master cylinder, a Vance & Hines exhaust, and Shinko tires.
The video also highlights the transformation of the bike's appearance. The original bright orange paint job on the tank was replaced with a green and yellow custom design. The before and after shots truly showcase the impressive changes made to the SCL500.
This video has generated excitement within the custom scene community, as the SCL500 has the potential to become a favorite among enthusiasts.