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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

In Cafe Racer, Japan by Tim Huber0 Comments

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 …

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1989 Honda GB500

In Cafe Racer, Japan by Tom Wacker0 Comments

Every so often Honda brings a bike to market just because they can. The GB500 TT seems to be one of these. Originally offered in the Japanese market Honda brought the bike to America for 1989 and ‘90. It had the look of a classic British single with the anvil like reliability and engineering of a Honda. Takes more than …

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1986 Moto Guzzi 1000 Cafe Racer

In Cafe Racer, Custom, Italy by Abhi0 Comments

3-15-2017 Update: Looks like that sale from a few months ago did not go through, because the bike is back up for sale. Find it with bidding up to $5,000 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay. Post Sale Update: This Guzzi cafe sold for $7,100 after 21 bids on eBay. Built by Unique Cycles out of Monrovia, …

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“Frank” – 1977 Honda CB550 Custom

In Cafe Racer, Custom, Japan by Abhi0 Comments

2-12-17 Update – Reader Bob K notes that this bike is back up for sale. You can find it for sale here on Craigslist outside of Dallas, Texas for $13,500. Post Listing Update: Frank got a healthy 74 bids on eBay, but the final result of $7,000 was not enough to meet reserve. Called “Frank” because it’s a ‘Frankenstein’ build, …