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Marvel-Us-Triton

Posted on September 5, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic. 3 comments

Marvel-Us Customs are a small custom shop from Phoenix, Arizona. They specialize in building cutting edge vintage and pre 80’s bikes to show stopping quality. They also have a love for British bikes. Like this beautifully restored Triton. Here’s a list of specs (deep breath)… The bike is a 1956 Triumph T110 pre unit motor with a 750cc morgo kit and dual 930 amal carbs. The frame is the classic 1964 Norton featherbed slimline. The rims are Akront high shoulder rims, it has 19″ dunlop front and back. Haward belt drive and the swing arm was streched 2 1/2″ for a longer base and to fit the 19 x4.0 in the narrow norton swing arm. Got all that? In simple terms it’s one stunning ride that has us rabid like Cujo.


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Cafe Racer Documentary

Posted on August 28, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Video. No Comments

Found out about the release of this film on the best cafe racer blog ‘The Return of the Cafe Racer’. Two years in the making, “Cafe Society” is the first, full-length documentary film to chronicle the origins, legacy and rebirth of this, one of the world’s most unique motorcycles and motorcycle subcultures. Filmed on location throughout the UK, Europe and U.S. by crews from Chet Burks Productions and Mike Seate of Cafe Racer magazine, “Cafe Society” brings viewers a rare, intimate view of the Ton-Up culture. For more info, previews and pics visit Cafe Society Film. Heres a preview of the film…

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CB550 Cafe Racer

Posted on August 25, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic. 13 comments

One of our favourite forums is the SOHC4 forum. They always have the most amazing Cafe Racers being posted by their members. Like this spectacular yellow 1976 Honda CB550 by Chris from New Jersey. He purchased the original bike for only $600 and has turned it into one of the sweetest cafe racers we have seen this year. We are definitely bias to the Benjies style of cafe racer. The tank, seat and paint job are absolutely perfect. Hit the jump to see Chris’s build pics and more details about this beast.


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GS750 Cafe Racer

Posted on August 11, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Rat. 12 comments

We all like it a bit rough and ready now and then. Sometimes I hate posting bikes that are too perfect. The soul of a cafe racer sometimes lives in the imperfections. Like a few scratches on the tank or a handmade seat that has a few random bolts. Like this awesome 1978 Suzuki GS750 I found on an old cafe racer thread (if you own it please let me know). There’s a great article on McNews about how the GS750 back in it’s day was the first Japanese superbike to get it right. The CB750 and Kawasaki Z900 both didn’t handle as well as the GS750 (I’m sure some of you will disagree). Anyway, as you can see it’s a great platform for a cafe racer. If you are looking to rip your arms off, check out this unique Nitrous Oxide running Dirt Drag GS750 for sale on Bikepoint.


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Hidemo Mod Cafe

Posted on August 9, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer. 1 Comment

You don’t find many Japanese custom shops creating HD cafe racers. But Hidemo (stands for Hide Motorcycles) are doing it in exceptional style. We friggin love this Harley. The bike is named the Mod Cafe 3 which is obviously a tribute to the cafe racer and Mod scene in Britian. It even has a Quadrophenia logo. For those that weren’t mods in the 60’s, Quadrophenia is the name of British rock band The Who sixth studio album. Overall it’s a beautiful cafe racer and a great tribute to one of the greatest rock bands the world will ever see.


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R100 BMW Rocker

Posted on August 6, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic. 3 comments

Last September Gateway BMW bought a sorry looking 1988 R100RT and Ryan Manley (pictured) was given the job to transform the R100 into a beautiful cafe racer. The silver tank and seat with black frame, wheels and final drive is a great look. We also dig the new exhaust pipes on it. They are EMGO universal Shorty pipes, which apparently can be heard over a Harley. The seat is not finished in this pic but you can see it on the Gateway BMW site, plus all the details on the build. The bike has been sold to some lucky bastard and I’m sure he hasn’t stopped grinning.


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British Customs

Posted on August 3, 2009 by Scott in Brat, Café Racer. 5 comments

British Customs in California have parts and accessories for nearly every model of Triumph motorcycle. They sell some great Triumph body accessories like cafe racer seats, fuel tank covers and custom pipes. The black Bonneville below was customised from all their gear. Love the black on black. It looks a little bit cookie cutter at the moment but once you add your own personal touches it could be a really sweet ride. (Would like to see a big dent in that tank as well, looks too new and perfect).


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Hodaka Cafe Racer

Posted on August 1, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic. 3 comments

What a great little Cafe Racer. Hodaka was an American-Japanese company that unfortunately didn’t produce motorcycles for very long. Pretty much between 1960 and mid 1970’s. This is a two stroke, single cylinder 1972 Hodaka Ace 100. We love the rawness of this featherweight cafe racer. Stripped back to the basics like they should be. If you are a Hodaka fan or just want to know more, check out Strickly Hodaka for everything Hodaka.



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French lessons

Posted on July 30, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic. 1 Comment

We love finding new cafe racer sites. We came across this french site called 299kmh.  Although we can’t speak a word of french (except for ‘cafe’) the pictures on the site speak the universal language of love. Especially these Norton Commandos. Worth starting a war for.


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Honda CBX Cafe Racer

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

The Honda CBX1000 was the first motorcycle Honda produced with a six cylinder engine. This one is a Moto Martin CBX. Can’t find much information about the bike but I know Moto Martin are legends in the performance motor bike industry. The French company started by George Martin in the 70’s. They constructed special frames for powerful Japanese engines, 2 stroke and four stroke. There were generally several different kits. You could choose the system of exhaust or only the type of frame plus lots of other options. Anyway we rate this Moto Martin and love the look of those sexy CBX pipes.


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