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Kawasaki W650

Posted on January 11, 2009 by Scott in Review. 4 comments

Now i thought i better post something other than a SR400. I feel like i have been too bias. I love the W650. It looks like a british bike and the japanese manufacturer Kawasaki don’t deny they copied some early british bikes. They are proud of what they created. Why wouldnt they be… Its an awesome looking machine and a great start to a cafe racer.

The Kawasaki W650 is designed to resemble British motorcycles of the early 1960’s. The styling is particularly based on the Triumph Bonneville. However, while British twin-cylinder motorcycles of the period had pushrod engines, the W650 is distinctive in having an shaft-driven overhead camshaft similar to those used on single-cylinder motorcycles from Ducati and Velocette.Heres a couple of pics to get you excited. I particularly love the b&W pic…

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Ruby Helmets

Posted on January 11, 2009 by Scott in Review. 2 comments

These have to be the sexiest helmets I have seen. They make me want to ride a bike… any bike. I think I would still look good wearing this helmet on a kids bmx. Of course you can find them at Deus or if you live outside Australia visit the Les Ateliers Ruby website. Who cares what the features are when they look this good…


 


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30th Anniversary SR400

Posted on January 11, 2009 by Scott in Classic. 2 comments

Yamaha is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the SR400/500 motorcycle series. This is a limited edition 2008 SR400 they have released. I am guessing it will be quite hard to get your hands on one. I would almost keep it stock if i bought one. no point turning one into a cafe racer. they do look beautiful as is. You can still buy these in Japan at reasonable prices. There’s also rumours that Yamaha are going to stop producing the SR400 in 2009 so these could really be collectors items.


 


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The SR400 Search

Posted on January 10, 2009 by Scott in Classic. No Comments

I have decided to purchase a Yamaha SR400 for my Cafe Racer project. After having a look around on bikepoint.com.au and deus.com.au it looks like you cant get a Sr400 for less than 6-7k. Now i have looked around on some japanese websites and there are so many sweet sr400’s for around 200,000 Yen (which is around $2500 Australian). I know it is going to cost me shipping one over, plus the compliance plates but i am going to give it a go. Plus I have some contacts in Japan that might be able to help me.

This is one website in the north of Japan that has some great buys…

www.eaglejp.co.jp

This looks like a pretty straight Yamaha sr400 for 200,000 yen. Has 14,000km on it but thats not too bad…

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Cult of the Cafe Racer

Posted on January 10, 2009 by Scott in Video. 3 comments

Cool vid, worth a look… Gotta love the Ace Cafe in London…

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