The Harley-Davidson Sportster is one of the more cafe-racer-conversion friendly motorcycles out there, they always have an eye-catching look to them and performance isn’t too shabby if the builder can get the weight down to sub-Sherman Tank levels.
The Royal Enfield 535 Cafe Racer is due to hit international dealers sometime in 2013 and by all accounts the queue to buy one is already growing.
Ugly Motorbikes have a habit of making their name pleasantly ironic, they invariably turn out motorcycles like this Yamaha cafe racer, that are so beautiful they almost seem to pop out at you through the screen.
This Kawasaki Z1000 ST by The Wrenchmonkees is actually a great example of the style of their work, their bikes tend to have a gritty, dark, urban feel to them – almost like 2-wheeled versions of an ’80s Springsteen song.
The 1965 Ducati 250 Mach 1 was a major motorcycle for the Italian marque, the performance of the single cylinder 250cc engine quickly made it a popular choice across Europe and it wasn’t long till Mike Rogers used one to win the 250cc production-class at the Isle of Man TT.
This beautiful Triumph cafe racer/dirt tracker is the most recent creation from Vintage Racers, a Paris based motorcycle club, blog and garage. The first impression the bike gives you is that it’s ready to cross the Maginot Line…
This Custom Kawasaki Zephyr 750 is, sadly, not real. It’s the work of talented art director and designer Joao Alves of somosEstudio, and I have to say, I like it a lot.
The stock model Moto Guzzi V7 Stone is actually a rather good motorcycle, it weighs in at a fairly light 179kgs and that v-twin produces 50hp and 42.7 ft lbs of torque.
This Honda CB750 cafe racer by Steel Bent Customs is a fantastic example of minimalist custom motorcycle building, there’s nothing on the bike that doesn’t need to be there from a purely functional perspective and I kind of think that this is how it should be.
The Yamaha RD 400 is a noisy, polluting, unreliable motorcycle. It’s also wonderful. I know that 2-strokes are frowned upon in the modern age of melting ice caps, vanishing glaciers, super-sized hurricanes and acid rain but if we put all of that aside for a moment, we all know that 2-strokes represent a high water mark on the amount of fun it’s possible to have on two wheels.
Classified Moto is a custom motorcycle garage based in Richmond, Virginia and run by talented bike builder, John Ryland. They have a signature style and…
This photograph beautifully captures the sense of speed of these two motorcycle racers, they appear to be racing the same model of motorcycle although I can’t for the life of me figure out what it is.