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Aprilia Cafe Racer


Posted on November 21, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer. 2 comments

This Super Cafe Racer is one of the most unique and spectacular builds we have seen in a while. It is named ‘Taimoshan’ which is the highest mountain in Hong Kong and building this bike was no small feat. You see, it’s been built around the classic Norton featherbed frame using a 2004 Aprilia RSV 1000 engine. Given the fact that the featherbed frame is over 50 years old there was a lot of thought put into strengthening the frame and working out how to hide all the technology within it. We think the owner/builder (a fellow Aussie) who goes by the name ‘Norzilla’ on the Aprillia Forum has done an exceptional job combining old school cafe racer style with all the modern features of todays bikes. We love the handmade aluminium Manx tank and the custom cafe seat (although unfinished in photo). If you want to see some more pics of this beast hit this jump to the Aprilia Forum. To hear and see this bike in action you can view this short video on youtube. Those custom stainless pipes make an impressive bark, apparently 4 times the UK legal noise limit. [Thanks to Troy for the pics and tip]