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CB350F Cafe Racer

Posted on July 15, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic, Racer. 2 comments

Hail the Honda! The CB350F is one of the smallest and most sophisticated mass produced four-cylinders ever built. It was only built for two years from 1972-74. This 1974 Honda CB350F Cafe Racer was recently sold on ebay. The seller threw in the url cb350F.com to sweeten the deal. Judging by the new owners comments on his site like “sexist bike on the planet” he is obviously head over heals in love with his new purchase. Why wouldn’t he be? It’s a beautiful example of what a classic cafe racer should look like. Clip-ons, uncomfortable cafe seat and lots of chrome. For more pics check out this flicr gallery.

 


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Speer Motorcycles

Posted on July 13, 2009 by Scott in Bobber, Café Racer. 5 comments

We love discovering custom shops in our own backyard. These guys are called Speer Motorcycles and are based in Melbourne, Australia. They do a mixture of servicing, restoring and customizing of vintage, unique and performance bikes. Here’s two of their latest projects, the first is a Suzuki T500 cafe racer. The second is a BSA B31 250cc hard tail. Both look like they were built to ride. Check out Speers Blog if you want to see more from this shop. [Thanks to MC Trader for finding this one]


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Piano Mans Cafe Racer

Posted on July 7, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Other. No Comments

Billy Joel isn’t just into Harley Davidsons. He actually has over 30 bikes with loads of cafe racers and bobbers. 20 of his bikes are on display in New York at Christy’s Art Center. It’s called ‘The Motorcycle as Art and Icon’ and we wish we were in NY to check it out. His beautiful Royal Enfield cafe racer built by Mike DePalo of UK Motorsports is among them. This is a great interview with Billy talking about his cafe racers…

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Monkee Magic

Posted on July 6, 2009 by Scott in Brat, Café Racer. No Comments

We are big fans of the Wrench Monkees from Denmark, Copenhagen. They have so many great bikes on their website but this Honda CB750 is one of our favourites. They mix up their project bikes from the classic SR500 and XS650 through to some less obvious rides like the z750B and Z1000A. Whatever the model they are turning them all into unique custom bikes that we really dig.


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Kawasaki KZ400

Posted on June 24, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic. 1 Comment

This is a bike that doesn’t get much airplay anymore. Apart from the legendary KZ400.com (appropriate name). Originally run by Odd Ivar Bekkelund, who was obsessed with the KZ400. Unfortunatley he passed away last year (2008) and his son has left all his Dads posts and hard work up in memory of his Dad. The “original” Kawasaki KZ400 was a 398cc twin cylinder produced from 1974-1984. These motorcycles were marketed as fuel efficient transportation back in the 70’s. So you could say they were like the Prius of the bike world. It doesn’t make a bad Cafe racer either.


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The Norvin

Posted on June 23, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic. 1 Comment

The Norvin is a very beautiful bike. It’s essentially a Vincent engine mounted in a Norton frame and has been made since the 1950’s. It is such an impressive looking 1000cc engine but does come with a downside. This downside is the weight of the Vincent engine which obviously effects the handling of the bike. Whatever the case it’s still a classic motorcycle that has made it’s place in cafe racer history.  Hailwood Motorcycle Restorations in the U.K still builds brand-new 1000cc to 1200cc Vincent motors to modern specs if you are in that part of the world.


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Deus W650 Bobber

Posted on June 22, 2009 by Scott in Bobber, Café Racer. 2 comments

I just love this Deus W650 Swing Bobber. It puts the schwing back in swing bobber. If i took it to a swinger party I could not throw the keys in the hat, even if another hottie was ready for a kick start. No, not even some slutty, sexy, eurotrash Triumph kneel and bobber that was begging for a ride.


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Thrilla in Manila

Posted on June 18, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer. 3 comments

One of our readers from Manila sent me some pics of his local cafe racer scene. It’s always good to see how they roll in different countries. Thats his GB500 with the original tank re-chromed and a custom seat from the boys at Benjes. The real surprise is the bike the dude is sitting on is an old police CB77 mainly made from salvage yards around Manila. [Thanks Dante and Noli for the pics.]


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VD Classic

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

The French are famous for many beautiful things. Like french fries, french models and now custom SR500’s. We love VD Classic and love the bikes they make. Especially their take on the Japanese classic SR500. We are big fans of the SR500 and even bigger fans of Cafe Racers. So to see VD using a lot of chrome and clip-ons is always a good thing. Also love the simplicity of their sr500 street tracker.


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Fast food

Posted on June 6, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic. 2 comments

This photo hypnotized me when i first saw it. Its the coolest ad for Coco pops I have ever seen. Packed full of 100% cafe racer goodness. Shot by Ben Part at Part B, his moto photography gallery is truly inspiring. He shot that timeless advertising campaign for Davida. Found this gem on the one and only Arsehole customs.


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