I was happy to learn last week that Norton Motorcycles have begun customer deliveries of the new Norton Commando 961 model. There had been some concern that the bikes weren’t ever going to ship due to financial issues but it now appears that, in true British style, they’ve hunkered down through the tough times and made it through. With a cup of tea in one hand and a biscuit in the other.
We’ve featured the gloriously heretical work of Super Rat Motorcycles in the past and so it was with great interest that I learned they’d built a new motorcycle, doubly so when I was told it was a Triumph Trident cafe racer.
This is another one of those fantastic old photographs featuring an old motorcycle which I know nothing about, rather than venturing a guess as I usually do I’m just going to throw it right to the comments and ask for your best guesses, with extra points for people who can tell me who the rider is.
This minimalist Honda CB750 cafe racer is a quintessential Steel Bent Customs motorcycle, all the unnecessary nonsense is in the garbage leaving just a raw, almost skeletal motorbike that’ll happily carve up mountain roads with the best of them.
The Skyteam Ace 125 is a production motorcycle designed to evoke the memories and performance characteristics of the iconic Honda RC110, in fact the styling is so similar that you’d be excused for confusing the two bikes as one and the same.
The Storz Performance SP1200RR Cafe Racer is a bolt on cafe racer kit for 2004-present Harley-Davidson Sportsters, each of the kits elements can be bought individually meaning it’s possible for bike builders to pick and choose which parts they want and which parts they want to forgo or make in-house. The base kit includes a hand-formed aluminum…
This bike, a cafe racer called “Motobee” was built by Walt in 2010, it’s based on a 1983 Harley-Davidson Sportster but as with all Siegl builds, not much of the original bike remains.
This bike is Bare Bone Ride’s take on the Honda CB200T, the original bike is a fantastic, lightweight motorcycle that lends itself to cafe racer conversion with ease.
The modern Triumph classic range is one of those most appealing groups of motorcycles currently being made, the only real issue I have is that I can’t quite decide between the Scrambler and the Thruxton.
The story behind the Cortadito Cafe Racer is one of those happy coincidences, it was a story that fell into my lap and along with the discovery of a great little cafe racer was the discovery of a great new Miami bike builder for us to keep an eye on.
Deus Ex Machina has a refreshingly heretical approach to cafe racer building, this bike is one of their latest creations and you can tell at a glance that it’s a signature, antipodean cafe belter.
This Vincent cafe racer was built by a friendly guy by the name of Phil Lemon, he shot me over an email last week and casually mentioned that he’d built a Vincent cafe racer and asked if…