This unique café racer is a hybrid of sorts, not the Priusy kind of hybrid that smells like lentils, but a hybrid in the…
Garage Project Motorcycles is a fantastic Perth based custom motorcycle garage run by a chap named Rex, they turn out custom café racers with a healthy dose of approachability and clean, aesthetically pleasing design.
Classic Farm Motorcycles is a brilliant little Italian garage with a habit of turning out some of the best classic British iron you’ll find anywhere. The man behind the wrenches is a chap called Fabrizio Di Bella, though is nickname is the rather English sounding “McDeeb”, he builds everything from cafe racers, to off roaders and everything in between.
Dime City Cycles is a fantastic one stop shop for everything a custom motorcycle builder needs to turn a stock bike into the café racer, bobber or flat-tracker of their dreams. I’ve ordered from Dime City Cycles more than once for different projects and chatted with some of the guys who work there so it’s great to be able to feature one of their own motorcycle builds here on Silodrome.
On close inspection, it looks as though it’s raining in the picture above, making the airborne nature of the bike all the more impressive.
Ugly Motorbikes is a San Diego based custom motorcycle garage with a penchant for building exceedingly clean, light, classic café racers. This Honda CB650 is their latest creation, it’s been rebuilt from scratch into one of the more true to form cafe bikes we’ve seen in recent times and personally, I like it.
They say good things come in threes, so with that in mind, here’s our third BMW motorcycle this week. Dubbed the ‘Lucky 13’ this BMW R100/7 is the latest build out of the garages of Blitz Motorcycles, a France based custom motorcycle garage with a penchant for cafe racers, scramblers and very unusual paint jobs.
This bike, named the TI Boxer, was the result of an accident at 70mph on ice. The bike was utterly totalled with the only salvageable parts being the engine, wheels and forks. Using this as a base, the guys at Team Incomplete set about creating the most advanced BMW Café Racer we’ve ever seen.
The Honda CB750 is quite possibly the most “Café’d” bike in history, not that that’s a bad thing, the engine and frame are both…
Michael Mundy is the owner of Steel Bent Customs based out of Oldsmar, Florida. His garage has a track record for building bikes that are the distillation of modern café racers, I know that term is over used nowadays but it used to refer to bikes that were bought as stock, stripped back as much as possible to save weight and then modified only in ways that would increase performance. Very much like this Honda CB500.
The Honda CB750 is a venerable beast and is very popular with the kind of motorcycle owners who are never quite finished customising their bike.
It’s always great to discover an amateur builder who’s talent is easily on par with the larger custom motorcycle garages, Seth Hensler is a stand-out example of this breed of home-based vintage café racer builder.