View Post

Cafe’d Smoker – 1972 Yamaha R5 Custom

In Cafe Racer, Custom, Japan by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This R5 did not get any interest at the BIN of $8,500. There’s something really special about two-stroke cafe racers, and this one-off Yamaha is a prime example. This build supposedly started out as a ‘72 R5 that received a refresh with the air-cooled parallel-twin getting all new rings, gaskets, and seals, while the carbs were rebuilt …

View Post

1978 Harley-Davidson XLCR

In America, Cafe Racer by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This XLCR sold for $8,700 after 7 bids on eBay. Under the control of Willie G. Davidson, grandson of William A. Davidson, a project to revamp the original Sportster design was born. With two other engineers, Haubert and Moderow, the project started in April 1974. Moderow had to draw and Haubert had to develop from there. After …

View Post

1 Mile – 1998 Laverda Black Strike

In Cafe Racer, Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Black Strike did not get any interest at the opening ask of $7,850. One of the rarest of the Zane Laverdas, the Black Strike was described as Laverda themselves as having a “non-conventional look” with a “elegant and sporty combination” of colors…all black with white gauges and grey exhaust. Just 50 examples were produced worldwide.

View Post

Tetsu Mitsuhashi-Built – 2001 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Custom

In America, Cafe Racer, Custom by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This custom Harley did not get any action at the BIN of $8,000. Tetsu Mitsuhashi honed his skills working under Aki Sakamoto of Hog Killers Inc. Interestingly, Aki himself sharpened his teeth working under Jesse James at West Coast Choppers. While Mitsuhashi has worked on countless bespoke two-wheelers while at Hog Killers, this Sportster-based build is the …

View Post

2015 Royal Enfield Continental GT

In Cafe Racer, England by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This Enfield was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. Royal Enfield is a brand steeped in British history that has been given new life thanks to Indian investment. The Continental GT was once Britain’s fastest 250; a title to be proud of. The current model has deviated as little as possible from the formula, remaining …

View Post

Moto2 Tailed – Liberty Motorcycles 1986 BMW R80 Cafe Racer

In Cafe Racer, Custom, Germany by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

BMW’s R80 platform isn’t a particularly exceptional machine in any one department, however it’s nonetheless praised for being a generally well-balanced and versatile model. The bike was powered by an air-cooled, 797cc, four-stroke, OHV, Boxer twin that reportedly made around 50 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 42.78 ft-lbs of torque at 4,000 rpm. Introduced as the successor to the R75/7, …

View Post

$25 Raffle – 1966 Ducati 250 Custom by Union Motorcycle Classics

In Cafe Racer, Custom, Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

Built by Union Motorcycle Classics, this beautiful Ducati has been donated to REACTS Ministries, a charity that operates ministries in Southeast Asia and provides education, shelter, and food for children who could not otherwise have access to those necessities. Here’s your change to help someone less fortunate than yourself…and possibly win a hell of a custom Italian.

View Post

Ending Soon – 1975 Moto Guzzi 850T Custom

In Cafe Racer, Custom, Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This custom Guzzi did not meet reserve despite 11 bids up to $6,500. Created by Joe Walano (aka The Guzzi Doctor), this 850T was “built from the crankshaft out.” Thanks to extensive engine work, the motor now displaces 977 cc and it produces 95 horsepower at the crank. that with a fuel tank from Scottish firm Tank …