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Ending Soon – 1975 Moto Guzzi 850T Custom

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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 …

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Restomod Italimerican – 1970 Harley-Davidson Sprint SS350

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

In response to the sales success of smaller Japanese bikes in the 1960’s, Harley-Davidson formed a plan to offer a new small-displacement machine to compete as its own small-engined Hummer model left a lot to be desired. Around this same time Aermacchi was interested in focusing more resources on its aeronautical division and allowed Harley to grab a 50 percent …

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1989 Honda GB500 Tourist Trophy

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Post Listing Update: This GB got no interest at the opening ask of $3,000. Honda’s GB500 was an homage to classic British singles but there was a twist – it was reliable! The average American rider shopping for a Japanese bike at the time was more interested in the bigger supersport replicas, but the Tourist Trophy has become a cult …

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2015 Norton Commando 961 Cafe Racer

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It’s been a few years since the new Norton Commando was made available in the US. Known as the 961, it was offered in 4 variants – the SF, Sport, Cafe Racer, and a limited production Special Edition. Here’s one of the first Cafe Racers that made it to the US with just 511 miles. The new bikes are sold …

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Custom Cafe in Poland – 1992 Honda CBR600 F2

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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

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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 …