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Drag Star Cafe Racer

Posted on July 20, 2009 by Scott in Bobber, Café Racer. 2 comments

This is a conversion of a 1998 Yamaha XVS 650 Drag Star (Star V Star 650 in the US) called the Beachstar. It’s been described as a cross between a cafe racer and a board tracker. With or without the 60’s looking fairing this bike looks awesome. The Beachstar was built by a German by the name of Mario Baer. Baer needed only one summer to modify this old 1998 Yamaha Drag Star, working only in the evenings. Thats impressive work. It’s not just a show bike either, it’s also a commuter. He rides the Beachstar to work nearly every day and last year the Beachstar won some impressive shows including the world-renowned 2008 Intermot show in Cologne. We are looking forward to seeing Baer’s next project which he describes as “Hmmm…something exceptionally spectacular with a huge rear wheel and a small front wheel. Something completely crazy!”. [More pics on Motorcycle Cruiser].


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Goldwing Cafe Racer

Posted on July 19, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer. 1 Comment

Now we’ve seen it all. This is a 1976 Honda GL1000 Goldwing. Yes you heard me right, a Goldwing Cafe Racer. The GL1000 was one of the original Goldwings before they incorporated the fairing into the main body. Would never have thought we’d see it turned into a cafe racer. Everything was fabricated by a GW enthusist from Sweden. The lamp hood is from a HD night rod, and the muffler is a Yoshimura. To see more pics of this awesome beast and more inspiring Goldwings check out Naked Goldwings.

 


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1969 Hishiki Sumiya CR750

Posted on July 18, 2009 by Scott in Classic, Racer. No Comments

This Honda CR750 Replica has been in the making for 6 years. Painstakingly built by a guy called Simon from Cheshire in the U.K. It started life as a beat up old CB750. Some of you might be wondering about the 80’s ski suit looking colour scheme. It’s actually the 1969 Suzuka 8-hour winning colour scheme ridden by Honda development riders Hishiki and Sumiya (who died in 1975 racing). Those crazy japanese loved their bright colours. We really like how he had the balls to choose this colour scheme instead of the more common red and silver. Simon we take our helmets off to you mate. Brilliant job and we look forward to seeing the vid of this machine on the move. If you want more detail on this build you can find Simon on the SOHC Forum. [Thanks to Gav for this tip]


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Phantom Cafe Racer

Posted on July 17, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Other. No Comments

This one off Phantom-Cafe’ racer is built on a 1980 Yamaha XJ 650 chassis with a direct drive shaft -replacing the early chain drive. The 650 cc motor had been reworked to add another 100cc to accommodate the added weight of the heavy chrome plated body. This custom design was built & owned by the legendary Mr. William L. Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell was best know for being the V.P. of the design staff for GM. He was responsible for designs that produced 72 million cars, including the Chev Camaro, Pontiac Firebird and his favourite the Corvette. We think his car designs are better but big points for originality.

 


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Jay Leno’s Superhawk

Posted on July 16, 2009 by Scott in Classic, Video. No Comments

Jay Leno has an amazing collection of cars and motorbikes. Just some of his motorcycles include a couple of Vincents, a Ducati Desmosedici and a rare 1930 Brough Superior. His garage where he keeps all his machines is about 17,000 square feet, sizeable, to say the least, for a private garage. Anyway heres a little vid from Jay Lenos Garage talking about his beautiful 1962 Honda 305 Superhawk.

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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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Ward Brothers Collection

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

This Saturday 19th July the Ward Brothers’ Collection of vintage motorcycles and automobiles go to auction. The auction will take place at Henley-on-Thames, UK but overseas bidders are welcome via phone/online. For those collectors out there this will be one you won’t want to miss. They have a range of vintage bikes from a 1920’s AJS through to 1950’s Vincent’s, Norton’s and BSA’s (if only i had room in my garage!). They even have a very rare 1928 McEvoy-JAP that’s expected to sell for more than 120,000 pounds (thats around $200,000 us). If you are interested or just want to drool over the auction catalogue visit Bonhams.

 


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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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Triumph Lawford Jacket

Posted on July 13, 2009 by Scott in Review. 1 Comment

Triumph has released this beautiful new leather jacket. Well, parts of it are new. It’s made from 1mm antique leather, antique zips and snaps. Thankfully the safety features aren’t antique. It’s packed full of modern safety features, like shoulder and elbow CE approved Knox armour with a pocket for a back protector. Major seams are also double impact stitched for additional protection. So if you are looking for a classic motorcycle jacket from yesteryear and can’t bring yourself to spend thousands on the Belstaff Brad this could be the perfect option. You can buy these from your local Triumph dealer.

 


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Goldmember Custom

Posted on July 12, 2009 by Scott in Racer. 7 comments

Goldmember is the name of this amazing machine. Built by Canadian Roger Goldammer from Goldammer Cycle Works. Goldammer knows how to build bikes and he builds most parts on his show bikes. This bike won last years Official World Championship of Custom Bike Building. Not only does it look great, it also performs well. Recently becoming a world record holder, averaging over 160 miles per hour at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Wouldn’t you love to ride this beast on a salt lake? In the words of the other Goldmember… Yeah baby!

 


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