I just received some pics of my sr400 before it gets shipped out here. Looks like they have done a good job packing and wrapping. I’m sure there’s a lot that can happen between Japan and Australia. I have heard some horror stories about cars being filled up with water or bikes that look like they have been dropped by forklifts! Anyway, it still looks great at this stage.
How cool is this Tamiya CB750 racing model? To be honest I’m not a miniature model guy. I actually prefer to own the real thing. Nonetheless it’s a beautiful 1:6th scale model. I would definitely buy one if my name was Ken and I wanted to impress a hottie named Barbie (although she probably won’t fit on that racer seat)…
On the cover of the latest Cafe Racer mag is a pic of Jason Lee and his awesome 1966 Honda CB160. So sweet. It was made for him by the guys at Lossa Engineering. They have a cool website with loads of nice old honda cafe racers. If you want to subscribe to Cafe Racer Magazine click here. Its worth the cash and worth supporting….
I love vintage ads. When motorcycles were naked and woman were clothed. I wonder what happened to these girls? They are probably grandma’s now telling the grandkids how they were once a hot Norton motorcycle model. Wait a minute… is that you Nana?
This is one beautiful motorcycle. Parilla motorcycles only made motorbikes for 18 years so they are quite rare. The story goes that Parilla Motorcycles was started after a young man in Italy saw a Norton Manx and was in awe. He bought one, took it apart and measured it. Then sold it and started making his ‘Parilla’ bikes based on the Manx. Enough of the history lesson, let’s get back to drooling…
Heres a couple of Tritons that I have found around this worldwide interweb super highway. Would love to take these babies on a real highway. For those that don’t know, t
Another piece of motorcycle history I admired at the Deus shop was this old Indian Scout. I know it’s not a cafe racer but it would have been one hell of a ride back in its day.
In the 1920’s the Scout gained reputation for strength and reliability, which led to the old Indian saying: “You can’t wear out an Indian Scout, or its brother the Indian Chief. They are built like rocks to take hard knocks; it’s the Harleys that cause grief.” Them are fightin words!
Found this German site all about Ducati‘s called Rudi’s TT site. Rudi has some beautiful bikes on there. Looks like he has been obsessed with Ducati motorbikes since he was a young boy. Heres just a selection of some that caught my eye…
Stick a late 60’s Triumph engine 650cc in a Norton wide line Manx frame and you have a cafe racer to die for. Triumph brakes, Norton tank, Dunstall pipes, alloy rims and straight bars. With pin striping on the silver tank all you need is the scarf and goggles..