Top 5 Cafe Racers on eBay This Week

Cafe Racers

We found a fantastic cross-section of cafe racers on eBay this week representing the broadening of the genre as it continues to enjoy its global renaissance. I’ve also started adding a bonus bike to these collections starting this week, the bonus bike won’t be a cafe racer but it will be something a little unusual…

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Honda CB360 by Purebreed Cycles

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The Honda CB360 is a motorcycle that I’d probably recommend above all others as a first bike – it’s light, nimble, reliable and it does a valiant job of keeping up with the big boys when you want to take it out canyon carving (after you’ve taken an MSF safety course, obviously). Honda introduced the…

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Maria’s Yamaha SRV250

Yamaha SRV250 Motorcycle

The Yamaha SRV250 was a hat tip to the classic cafe racer long before the modern resurgence of the genre, they essentially took the V-twin out of a 250 Virago and retuned it from 21hp to 27hp and then bolted it into a frame that bears more than a passing resemblance to the iconic Norton Featherbed. The…

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Yamaha XV950 by Marcus Walz

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Since the beginning of the Yamaha Yard Built program we’ve seen a surprisingly diverse array of motorcycles developed by custom bike builders from all four corners of the globe. The number of different ways the new Yamaha XV950 platform has been interpreted by the different builders has been interesting to see and it gives me…

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Top 5 Cafe Racers on eBay This Week

Honda CB500 Cafe Racer

I came across a beautiful Norton Commando this week while researching for this list, it’s one of those motorcycles I could very easily fling my wallet open for and it’s only the thought of my frowning bank manager that managed to rein me in. Elsewhere on eBay this week I found a lovely CB750 with…

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Yamaha XV950 Custom

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The new Yamaha XV950 is a motorcycle designed to target the fast growing mid-size cruiser segment, Yamaha released the model in 2013 and it’s quickly found a strong foothold for itself not just in the United States by across Europe and Asia as well. I have to admit that when I first saw the bike…

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Top 5 Cafe Racers On eBay This Week

Ducati Cafe Racer

This week we found a broad spectrum of distinctly American cafe racers, the two Buells are very impressively engineered motorcycles and that Ducati 750 GT will have you ready to raid the checking account. The Royal Enfield has been tastefully modified and despite the way it looks it’s actually only 5 years old and last…

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1969 Honda CL350 Cafe Racer

Honda CL350

The Honda CL350 was the marque’s best selling model for a number of years between 1968 through 1973, over 250,000 of them were produced and a significant number of them are still on the road thanks to the hard-to-kill nature of Honda’s engines. With a dry weight of 328lbs (149kgs) and a horsepower output of 36 at…

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