Astra started life in 1984 as a Honda VT500 Ascot, a predecessor to the infamous Honda shadow line. We chose the Ascot as a donor because of its 6-speed transmission, shaft drive and liquid cooling, making this 80’s time warp competitive in even today’s hot and heavy traffic. Anyone can go places with Astra’s low seat, riding position that instills confidence, and all the trim you’d expect on a One-Up custom. 
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photography by jason vinson with vinson images and blk elk media
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