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Clean & Classy – 1997 Ducati 900SS Cafe Racer

In Cafe Racer, Custom, Italy by Tim Huber0 Comments

When Ducati brought back the 900SS at the end of the 1980’s, it was already technologically and mechanically dated compared to the other offerings being sold towards the end of the decade. It boasted a retro style that was powered by an equally retro engine. For this reason, the 900SS is a terrific candidate when looking for a donor machine …

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1974 Moto Guzzi 850T/T3 Cafe Racer

In Cafe Racer, Custom, Italy by Abhi0 Comments

Moe from Cycle Garden is selling off a customer’s bike that they have maintained for 15 years. It’s a hybrid of a 850T frame and a 850T3 motor, and the package has a few minor modifications. It was a daily rider so it has a couple of dents in the tank, but it also hopefully means that this has been …

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Custom Cafe in Poland – 1992 Honda CBR600 F2

In Cafe Racer, Custom, Japan by Tim Huber0 Comments

In recent years manufacturers have increasingly found that the synergy of modern and retro elements making up a two-wheeled sum in the form of scramblers, cafe racers and trackers is a successful recipe for good sales numbers. This notable custom-built example takes a different approach by combining vintage and well…less vintage (1960-70’s and 1990’s) in lieu of something more modern. …

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Big Cafe Racer – 1976 Honda Goldwing

In Cafe Racer, Custom, Japan by Tim Huber0 Comments

When you think about cafe-builds, Honda likely comes to mind, however the name: Goldwing, probably not so much. Nonetheless this unusual cafe example boasts the classic 999cc GL1000 Goldwing powerplant from 1976. This old school Honda-tourer has undergone a complete rebuild from the ground up with all the metal being blasted and repainted before piecing together this odd two-wheeler. As …

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Project Scorpion – 1992 Honda CB750 Cafe Racer

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CB cafe racers are a dime-a-dozen these days so it’s not often that I come across one that stands out as being genuinely special but this 1992 CB750 built by IndustrialMoto is all kinds of awesome. Not only does this one-off CB feature modern components and suspension, but the cosmetic work and build quality are good enough to easily pass …

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1975 Honda CB750F Super Sport Custom

In Cafe Racer, Custom, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

Honda’s CB750 was a game changer when it was first released, but by 1975 the bike had been overshadowed by the Kawasaki Z1. Honda responded with the F Super Sport alongside the K5 model. The F got a new gas tank, a rear disc brake, and a 4-into-1 exhaust. Other modifications improved horsepower and the chassis – Cycle magazine said …

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2000 Kawasaki W650 Cafe Racer

In Cafe Racer, Custom, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

Post Listing Update: This custom W650 did not get any interest at the asking price of $8,500. Even though some reviewers thought the W650 looked more like the original Bonneville than the modern classic variant, I feel like I don’t see many customs based on the Kawasaki platform. Part of the reason for that simply that there’s a lack of …