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Ace History lesson

Posted on March 24, 2009 by Scott in Classic, Racer, Video. 1 Comment

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.

This old black and white shot of these guys riding the Ace motorcycles makes me want to race em…

 

 


Watch the vid if you want to hear how they sound and ride.

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Royal Enfield kits

Posted on March 23, 2009 by Scott in Bobber, Café Racer, Classic, Scrambler. No Comments

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…

 

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IS IT HOT IN HERE?

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

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?

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Random Acts of Cafeness

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

Heres some random bikes I have found but never posted. Enjoy…

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Steffano Motorbikes

Posted on March 13, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic. No Comments

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.

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Vintage Harley tracker

Posted on March 9, 2009 by Scott in Classic, Tracker. 1 Comment

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…

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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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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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