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Porco Rosso Cafe Racers

Posted on March 12, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Racer. 1 Comment

Found these pics and cant find any information on them. Only that they are designed by Porco Rosso which means ‘red pig’ in french Italian. There are more on Numero1 if you like what you see. The kawasaki zx10r  looks like it could rip your arms off.  I am happy to sacrifice my arms for a ride…

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suzuki t500

Posted on March 8, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic, Racer. No Comments

Found these vintage t500 race bikes on a weird site called pulstudio. Anyway thought they were pretty cool. Check out this vid that was on their site if you want to waste 3 minutes of your life…

 

 

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Deus Oxford street

Posted on March 7, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Other. No Comments

I went into Deus Ex Machina oxford st in sydney today to buy some gear and saw the sr400 grievious angel they have in store. That is such a sweet looking bike. I am sold on it. Going to make my SR400 very similar. Love the all black look. I took a couple of pics – they are from my iphone so not the highest quality…

 

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Davida pics

Posted on February 15, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic, Other. No Comments

Davida are an english company that make some great helmets, leather jackets and some other motorcycle products. But what i love most about them is the photographs they take of their products. They are modeled by beautiful women on beautiful bikes. Also they make them look retro which really suits the cafe racer look (These shots are from 2004). As Borat would say ‘Sexy time’!…

    
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Honda CB750. The Super Bike?

Posted on February 3, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic. 1 Comment

Apparently the CB750 was the first modern four cylinder machine from a mainstream manufacturer, the term Superbike was created to describe the CB750. Imagine that, the cb750 is the original superbike. Respect.

I just read that Discovery Channel ranked the Honda CB750 among the top ten greatest motorbikes of all time, giving the CB750 third place. That is ahead of Harley Davidson, Triumph Bonneville and Moto Guzzi V8. Heres a couple of shots to get you excited (who needs viagra). I have a thing for black cafe racers at the moment…

  

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Honda GB500

Posted on January 27, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic. No Comments

In the late ’80’s, Honda experimented with a number of very unusual motorcycles. The GB500 was one of them. It took its style from the old cafe racers – which is why i like it so much. One of the best things to come out of the 80’s in my humble opinion (and of course hyper colored tshirts).

The GB500 was a moderate success in Japan, but in the US sales were hindered by the American love for large engines and dislike of the fairly high price tag. Which is why it’s relatively rare bike and has a bit of a cult status.

Here’s a couple of pics of this 80’s classic. The first pic is from an old honda advertisement… Love the birds forming the honda logo.

  
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DEUS SR400 TANK

Posted on January 24, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Other. 4 comments

I am thinking the Deus SR400 TT tank might be the go for my Yamaha. I love the look of it on their Sr400TT. It’s made by The House of Wellington. Sold at Deus.

 


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Stonebridge Ace Cafe Racer

Posted on January 20, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer. 1 Comment

This is the Ace Cafe Racer named Little Miss Dynamite built by the Stonebridge Motor Company. What a beautiful machine. It’s a modern take on a cafe racer and packs a might punch. The 100ci S&S v-twin makes 135bhp and 105lb/ft of torque at 75% throttle and 5,000rpm. Other specs include 18” wheels running 120 width tires on the front and 160 on the rear, Öhlins suspension and Stonebridge Motor Company’s own Featherbed ‘Super’ Wideline frame. The 100ci S&S SB Sportster engine is mated to a Baker XL six-speed gearbox. [Via Hell for Leather]


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Ritmo-Sereno in Japan

Posted on January 14, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic, Racer. No Comments

Wow, these bikes are sweet. Ritmo-Sereno is a japanese custom bike shop turning vintage european bikes into awesome cafe racers. Its not often you see many european cafe racers in japan. Not with all the Yamaha’s and Kawasaki’s over there. They also have a great collection of used bikes on their website. Helps if you can read Japanese though. Toire wa doko desu ka?

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Deus Grievous Angel

Posted on January 11, 2009 by Scott in Brat, Café Racer. 1 Comment

Ok. I was just on the Deus site and noticed they sell a kit for the SR400 to turn it into what they call a Grievous Angel. Looks so nice all black. Could be an option for my project. Check out these pics to see the kit and what the SR400 looks like after operation….

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