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…
It’s always great to find random gems on eBay, this beautiful old Yamaha YM-1 2-stroke is currently sitting at $3,300 with the reserve not met and about a day left on the bidding.
BMW motorcycles from the ’60s and ’70s provide a somewhat unexpected platform for café racer conversions, the bikes (largely) weren’t designed as speed demons but with a few relatively minor tweaks they metamorphosize into some of…
Alexandre is one of those guys who seems to have life better figured out than me. Not only is he training to be a luxury yacht captain, he’s living in Guadeloupe, a stupendously beautiful Caribbean island paradise.
Nortorious is one of those highly unusual custom café racers that only comes along once in a blue moon. Although it looks fairly straight forward it’s actually a turbo-charged engineering tour de force featuring more custom engine components than any other bike we’ve ever posted on Silodrome.
I love bikes with a back story. And this bike, Christine, has a hell of a story to tell. She started life as a stock 1998 Honda VTR1000F before being involved in a traffic accident so severe that it likely would have been the death-knell for most motorcycles.
The Honda CB350 is a fantastic platform for café racerisation. It’s a lightweight and inexpensive bike to buy, parts are easy to come by and it’s a remarkably forgiving bike to ride at speed.
The Moto Guzzi V7 Racer is, in some respects, a testament to Moto Guzzi’s history. It’s based on the Moto Guzzi V7 Sport from the 1970’s although the design and styling queues of the modern bike make it’s heritage glaringly obvious to any long time fan of the brand.
The Harley-Davidson café racer genre is a little corner of the café racer world that I’ve grown very fond of, I love the history of the brand and although the modern offerings aren’t really my cup of tea, they are designed to be customised by their owners and their owners almost always oblige.
You may not have noticed this yet, but take a look at how low down the clip-ons are mounted on this old Norton cafe racer.
Cafe Racer TV approached both Lossa Engineering and Garage Company before filming season 2 and asked the well-known custom bike builders to collaborate on the construction of a unique cafe racer, both teams jumped at…
The Yamaha XS650 is a bike that gets a lot of love on the custom motorcycle scene, the parallel twin is renowned for reliability and a solid power to weight ratio and so it seems a little strange that most of the customs based on the model have been hardtail chopper/bobbers rather than café racers or flat trackers.