I found this shot of a beautiful old 4 cyclinder Ace Motorcycle from 1920 and had to post it. The Ace Motor Corporation didn’t last long after numerous owners. It changed hands for the last time in 1927, when it was purchased by the Indian Motocycle Company. The Ace name was discontinued after a few years. Indian motorcycle production continued for another 25 years until 1945.
Watch the vid if you want to hear how they sound and ride.
Royal Enfield are selling aftermarket kits on its website now. They look ok, the scrambler kit looks much better than the cafe racer kit – the seat looks too square. There’s The Cafe Racer, The Scrambler and the Continental…
I have seen this pic of the cb750 with the hottie in bikini many times. Hard to forget that beautiful body… and the girl looks alright as well. Found out this bike was recently on ebay and was sold by kgcycles. Went to their website and they have some sweet looking bikes. This cb750 is one of the best I have seen. Would love to know how much it went for, if anyone knows can they let me know?
Heres some random bikes I have found but never posted. Enjoy…
This is one beautiful 1955 Velocette Venom 500 Cafe Racer. When i found this pic I had to find out more about it. It’s by a californian company called Steffano Motorbikes. They do a lot modern Cafe racers and other one off customs. They have some more pics of their bikes here.
Found these on a nostalgic motorcycle website of Mert Lawill at cow palace in 1966.The bike Mert is sitting on is on is a H-D 350 Sprint built by H-D’s old Aermecchi division in Italy. http://www.aermacchisprint.com/
How great are these shots. I was born in the wrong era…
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’!…
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.
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.