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  • Laverda 750;

    If there’s one company that symbolizes the style of the new wave custom scene, it’s the Wrenchmonkees.  Their motorcycles are raw, simple and pure—the legendary Danish design aesthetic applied to two wheels, and roughed up a little. An early 70s Laverda given the Wrenchmonkees treatment sounds ...

  • Flying J Customs CB550;

    This bike started out as a non-running 1976 CB550K with a lot of missing parts. After getting it running it was built it into this. Here is a list of the parts used: Handmade Aluminum Tank Matching aluminum Seat Aluminum SR fairing from Japan 18" Alloy Excel Wheels Stainless Steel Spokes ...

  • Taimoshan Triumph TBS Cafe Racer;

    This was a pretty plain old 1998 Triumph Thunderbird Sport until Taimoshan Cycle Works got their hands on it. These bikes have a strong and reliable engine making good torque and power of about 85hp is stardard form, but pretty boring. All the electrics and wiring from behind the side covers ha...

  • JeriKan BMW R80RT;

    This bike project started the day when one of JeriKan Motorcycles', in Nice, France, clients wanted to get rid of their BMW R80RT. Some opportunities cannot be missed and so they bought this machine without really knowing what to do with it but took advantage of this base machine to try to make s...

  • ACE 1200CR Street Special;

    ACE 1200CR Street Special "Built in England and Powered by America". Timeless lines and raw power combined with effortless handling and exhilarating performance, the Ace 1200CR Street Special is a Limited Edition bespoke motorcycle built in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, by the custom and speed shop ...

  • Bol D'or Triumph Triton Phoenix;

    Dave Young of Bol D'or Motorcycles in Pulborough West Sussex UK has spent two years creating a one-off custom Triton, built with 95% of the parts as new from four different bikes. The heart of the bike is the engine from a late model Meridian 750 Bonneville with the left-hand shift. It has been ...

  • Angel Lussiana - Speed Triple;

    This concept from Angel Lussiana is close to his previous build, a Ducati 900 SS, but this time it is a Speed Triple made in the same style. The bike retains the original frame and suspension but the exhaust system is all new, the radiator has been taken from a Ducati 916 and then worked upon, a...

  • Triumph Ace 904S Thruxton;

    Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Hinckley Triumph and built by T3 Racing in conjunction with Ace Cafe London's Stonebridge Motor Company, the Ace 904S Thruxton Special brings together the timeless lines of the classic British motorcycle with state-of-the-art hi-tech and modern high performance...

  • Kott Motorcycles 1972 XS2;

    The Yamaha XS 650 has the reputation of being the 'best Triumph that Triumph never made'. This being said, the Japanese mimicked the overall stance, footpeg position, tank design, and general engine shape. Without a closer look, the two are easily mistaken for one another. In paying homage to the...

  • BCR Triumph Thruxton Steampunk Racer;

    Benjie's Cafe Racers built this project on a 2008 Triumph Thruxton with only 6,000 miles. The frame, motor and suspension geometry are stock, but the bike has a bare polished brushed aluminum finish with jet black highlights. Starting from the front, the stock front end was changed to the USD fo...

  • Mr Martini's Nine T;

    The Italian company Mr Martini are well know in the custom bike world for their marvelous creations using Triumphs as the base bikes they like to customize. This time however, they have taken BMW's Nine T and customized it using their own unique style. On their Nine T they have tidied up the loo...

  • Moto Morini 350cc Cafe Build;

    Back in November 2013 I purchased a Moto Morini 350cc K2 vintage 1984. I had been looking out for one for 3 or 4 months, following quite a lot of mentions last year in the classic press. I also had seen that Sammy Miller was using a 1974 3-1/2 Sport model to get to his bike museum in New Milton n...

  • Norton Café Racer by CNW;

    #038′s Story – The Norton Café Motorcycle Colorado Norton Works, based in Dolores, Colorado specialize in custom building classic Norton motorcycles. One of their builds in their #038 Café Racer and this is Matt Rambow's account of how the build progressed. The Café started out as a thought as ...

  • Made in Metal Triton;

    The Triton is a Classic British cafe racer that uses a TRIumph engine and a NorTON frame. The usual configuration is to use a Triumph Twin engine but in this case the triple engine from a Triumph T150 was used in the build by British experts workshop “Made in Metal “in Staffordshire, England. Th...

  • Speed Triple Cafe Racer by Garnier Motorcycles;

    Garnier Motorcycles have modified a 1995 T300 Speed Triple. This French custom workshop have managed to modernize the looks of this classic bike. The front remains original including the forks, brakes, wheels, triple trees and master cylinder level but the fender was customized and it is now sma...

  • Mac Motorcycles Thumpers;

    Mark Wells & Ian Wride at Xenophya Design met while working in the North East of England. This gave them the chance to indulge their respective obsessions with motorcycles and a collaboration was born. They took this, wrote the design brief and started 'Mac Motorcycles'. The Brief: Simple...

  • Boor Customs - Beast;

    The concept and design of this 1980 Honda CB750KZ is by Csongor Farkas and Krisztián Varga of Boor Customs in Hungary, and they named their creation "Beast". Amused by the style of classical English motorcycles and inspired by the age of Cafe Racer, Boor Customs decided to build custom motorcycl...

  • The Revolver by Carpy's Cafe Racers;

    Carpy's Cafe Racers are located in Aneheim Southern California, where Steve "Carpy" Carpenter creates cafe racer motorcycles, as well as offering parts and apparel. His builds are all based on 750 Hondas and "The Revolver" build started out as an old beaten up 1976 Honda that was abandoned in his...

  • Wilder Cafe Seat;

    Wilder Factory in California produce a Cafe Compartment Seat for the modern Triumph Thruxton, Bonneville, T100, SE or Scrambler. The seat is narrow and balanced and looks good while cutting the factory seat bloat and adding a huge rear storage compartment. It uses the stock Thruxton rear cowl th...

  • RSD KTM 690 Cafe Moto;

    Legendary bike builder Roland Sands had been itching to do another KTM build so was pretty happy when he got the opportunity to build this project. "Lightweight road racers are our favorite thing to build" he says. "We helped to introduce this genre with the 450 Super Single project years ago, an...

  • Speedtractor T61 Catalina Special;

    In 2012 these guys made motorcycles for their friends. 2013 saw the launch of Speedtractor in Tokyo at which time they started to build bikes commercially. The say "Our motorcycles are never the fastest and rarely the latest but will always leave you wearing the biggest grin". They were haunted ...

  • Naked Speed;

    Cafe Racer TV is back! Your favorite fuel filled throttle twisting moto show is back with a brand new name and a TON of new builders! Previously known as Cafe Racer TV, Velocity has brought CRTV back in it's fifth season as "Naked Speed" hosted by non-other than Mike Seat and Bryan Fuller. Mast...

  • Honda CBX750 Cafe Racer by Kerkus;

    The bike started its life as a traffic police patrol bike, its a very common sight to see them in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where Kerkus Cycles are based. The traffic police use them everyday to control the traffic, to escort people and chase bad guys. People call them “Kuda Putih (White Horse)” and...

  • Dapper Rat Yamaha XS750;

    The 1978 Yamaha XS750 came into Matt Schindler's shop, Dapper Rat, with about 55,000 miles on it. With so many miles, a teardown and inspection was warranted. They tore down the engine and found that everything inside looked good, except the cylinders were slightly out of tolerance. This is to be...

  • The 750 Dreamliner from Woolie's;

    Commanding Woolie’s Workshop at The Emporium of Postmodern Activities is Deus Ex Machina’s US Motorcycle Design Director, Michael “Woolie” Woolaway. A natural born gear head, the Hawaiian born, California raised builder has been taking things apart and putting them back together ever since he can...

  • CRD Honda CB900 Bol d'or;

    The main idea of Pedro Garcia, founder of Cafe Racer Dreams CRD, is to rehabilitate and transform motorcycles; ultimately, to create bikes with an air of retro and different than what is usually seen on the roads. Their bikes are mainly based on Triumph Bonnevilles and BMW boxers but this build i...

  • Kevin's CX650 Cafe Racer;

    There are a lot of exciting custom bikes being built by amateur builders and this Honda CX650 cafe racer is a perfect example of the incredible work that can be done by a dedicated enthusiast. Kevin Murphy is based in Ocala FL and I met him when he came to a UniqueBike360 event to have his bike p...

  • The 97 K1200 BELL KAFF (KAgusta);

    RomeStant Engineering and Design, home of the SpecialK series of finely crafted custom BMW K bikes. Every SpecialK begins with an inspired vision and is fed by passion. No detail is overlooked. No creative opportunity is left unexplored. The possibilities are endless. An ongoing dialog with each ...

  • Ray's GL650 Cafe Racer;

    Ray Palatek is a passionate motorcyclist and he has been riding since the age of 17, and is now 63 years old. Coincidentally he has owned 63 motorcycles so far, 44 of those have been purchased brand new. At the age of 32, he started Road Racing at 9 different tracks around the Midwest; the Midwes...

  • Maria Riding Company's The Italian Sniper;

    The Maria Riding Company is based in Lisbon Portugal and have been building custom bikes since 2012. Modern looking bikes like the Ducati SS750 aren´t what they usually deal with, so starting this project wasn't easy. However, besides enjoying a challenge, the idea of stripping this down into a y...

  • Carpy's Tenacious Ton Machine;

    This bike is called the Tenacious Ton Machine and is Carpy's favorite ride that he has created so far. He says, "it took many moons to come to an agreement in my own mind as to how I wanted the bike to look and boy was it a mean looking machine. I pretty much got it how I wanted". The engine is ...

  • Daytona Cafe Racer Show Visit;

    Daytona FL is a famous venue for motorsports of many kinds and one of the most famous events there is Bike Week. This is held in March and this year it fell on the dates 6th to the 15th. The whole area is alive with typical biker events and shenanigans mostly involving the Harley community. This ...

  • The Tarantulas' The Natural;

    The Tarantulas is a bike building business made up of a few friends in NE Portland USA who are into the building and riding of Cafe (or any) Motorcycles. The Natural is one of their projects based on a 1976 CB750F SS. This bike was a couple years in the making, off and on. It started as an aband...

  • Motobene MB1/03;

    Motobene is a one-man custom bike building business based in Switzerland. It is owned and operated by Andreas Fraefel who has a long time interest in motorcycles since he was 14 years old. He was taken 'under the wing' by prestigious two-wheeled enthusiasts who trained him as a mechanic who speci...

  • Kott Motorcycles Exec 550;

    The frame was modified in order to receive a 1976 750 SS fuel tank. The seat is a signature Kott hand built tail piece fabricated from round bar and sheet steel to pair well with the fuel tank. The modified frame was stripped to raw steel and powder coated with a gloss clear. The result was a gol...

  • Reverb Motorcycles' Lucille;

    “With Lucille, I set out to turn a mediocre but sound CB750 into an extraordinary motorcycle – to take 1977 back to 1959, and then forward again to 2014.” says Mark Alder of Reverb Motorcycles "Aesthetically I wanted Lucille to imitate the café racers of the late 50s, so I commissioned a replica ...

  • Kott Motorcycles Naked speed 750;

    Dustin Kott says "It is not often that I am afforded the opportunity to build a motorcycle for myself. As much as I promote and endorse my clients participation in the conception of their own machine, it is refreshing to execute on ideas that can lay dormant in your minds eye. Ideas can flourish ...

  • Macco Motors, The Hustler;

    A passion for motorcycles led Tito and Hose to start Macco Motors in late 2011 in Spain. Besides the competition, they say they are always interested in, and are greatly attracted by, the aesthetics of classic bikes, good taste and refinement of brands like Triumph, Ducati and BMW among others. I...

  • Cafe Ducati from Vietnam;

    With a special love for the traditional Ducati, biker guy Nguyen Nam has changed the Monster 1000 into a Cafe Racer with a style of his own. Nguyen Hoang Nam has had his passion for custom bikes since he was in high school. He says, "no one here has dared to 'break' a Ducati to customize into a ...

  • TurboTim's CX650 Turbo Cafe Racer;

    I am TurboTim and I built this Café Racer bike as a project for Unique Bike. It is based on scrap parts from a Honda CX650 Turbo combined with the front end of an old Kawasaki ZZR.The original Honda CX650 Turbo was a design project for Honda in the early 1980’s. (see picture of the original CXT65...

  • DCC Thruxton, Herm’s Ride;

    When Herm sat down at the drawing board to build his daily rider the first and foremost feature he required was ease of use and reliability. Given the amount of miles he clocks in a week heading from Dime City HQ to home, the coffee shop and the kids soccer games he wanted something that was at t...

  • DCC Originals Pleated Cafe Seat;

    The simple, yet refined, two tone pleated leather cafe' seat from Dime City Cycles sports a fiberglass base with universal mounting tabs and a nice injection molded urethane foam cushion. Wrap it all up beneath high quality natural cow hide and the fact that, with a little handy work, it can be i...

  • XJR1300 Yard-Built 2015;

    Yamaha dealers from all over Europe were invited to take part in Yamaha's Yard Built competition and this XJR1300 was one of the entrants from Motorrad Klein. This bike features custom made triple clamps (only one piece!) by BKG, designed by Klein, with milled Yamaha Yard-Built Logo, then blaste...

  • Moto Studio, Goldmember 2;

    Moto-Studio in Miami Florida was founded by Bruce McQuiston and is the culmination of his lifelong obsession with all things mechanical. His desire to build a bike for himself naturally morphed into building bikes for friends and customers. The company gained momentum when Bruce met Ryan Arends a...

  • Unique Bike - Project Pt 1 Build;

    While I was in Florida last February on secondment from the UK office I visited quite a collection of custom bike builders who mainly specialised in “Café Racers”. Having been an amateur Café Racer builder for about 45 years I never tire of seeing how other builders work. Last year at the Barber ...

  • Unique Bike - Project Pt 2 Build;

    The front mudguard is part of a Norton Commando stainless steel unit that I used on an earlier CX Turbo Café Racer before I fitted a Ducati front end on it. First job was to fabricate a mount out of aluminium to attach it to the Kawasaki ZZR front forks on this bike. Juggling things around on th...

  • Carpy's KC Special 750;

    This 1974 CB750 came to Carpy in boxes and needed a total ground-up assembly, and he wanted the bike silver and black, so this was the way she turned out. He rebuilt the front end and machined the fork lowers, then polished them to a chrome finish. The gas tank got the hammered and smooth knee i...

  • Bunker Bonneville Cafe Racer;

    Bunker Custom Motorcycles wanted to squeeze as much performance as they could into the Triumph Bonneville T100 2014. The form and posture of the bike naturally followed with a much leaner stance, and finished it all off with a custom bluish navy gray paintjob. A free flow Predator exhaust from B...

  • Ducati GT1000 Cafe Racer by TTRNO;

    The Transport Revolution from New Orleans obtained a used and neglected Ducati GT1000 and their aim was to bring this classic motorcycle back to its former glory, and then some. Originally, the Ducati GT1000 was manufactured between 2007 – 2010 and is one of the most recent sport classic motorcyc...

  • Dunstall Half Fairing;

    If you want an authentic look for your cafe racer project then a traditional half fairing is a must. This one is from a company called Glass From The Past This Dunstall fairing part #DUNHFA is a replica of the Dunstall GT fairing from the late 1960s. This fairing was fitted to a wide variety of b...

  • The Bully by Michael Woolaway;

    Woolie’s Workshop build number nine is called The Bully. Somewhat to do with its silhouette, somewhat to do with word jumble play where you take the name Buell and you rearrange the letters and you get something kind of close—the bike’s moniker really has everything to do with the fact that the i...

  • Misty Green by Brian Fuller;

    Kyle Frey had seen Fuller Moto Cafe Racers and was interested in transforming the 1968 Norton Commando 750 he inherited from his Uncle Fred who lived in Manheim, Pennsylvania and was a Laverda dealer. Fred restored bikes in his garage and one day he found this Norton as a matching number unit wit...

  • Goodwood 12 Cafe Racer – VTR Customs;

    VTR Customs from Switzerland is known for their great work on BMW’s and it looks like they have a slight preference for the already legendary R NineT. So to add a little variety in their builds they selected another model of donor bike. Since VTR Customs is a part of an official BMW dealership, t...

  • Oldscool Mechanics' Trident;

    This was no ordinary build. Rather than following the classic cafe racer recipe these guys had started out with something a bit left of field, instantly making it unique. The man who formulated the build was a Belgian by the name of Bernard. Bernard's love for classic British motorcycles spanned ...

  • The Moscow Accord;

    The first step was to strip the Sportster of the useless bits. The second step was to fabricate what they could, including the rear fender, shaved SR500 tank, tank strap, triple clamp, sub frame, seat, and some other stuff. Then a world-wide search for the remaining components commenced and they ...

  • Moto8ight DIY Cafe Racer;

    Moto8ight, have created a DIY motorcycle kit utilizing modern Suzuki GSX-R components and geometry. Now you can build your own brand new Cafe Racer, where modern technology meets retro style, with basic tools and no welding required. You provide the wheels, brakes, engine, and suspension componen...

  • Yamaha Super Tenere Cafe Racer by Kurosawa;

    This Yamaha Super Tenere XTZ 750 Cafe Racer from Kurosawa Garage is a work of art! This bike has very little remaining of the donor, only the engine, chassis and rear swing arm is retained. Everything else has been replaced by new parts and custom built elements. You can see there is real craftsm...

  • Moto Madness CB350 Cafe Racer;

    Nicholas Schmidt of Moto Madness Customs says their main goal is to provide customers with the products they are looking for at great prices and unbeatable customer service. Their main focus is on the DIY type of rider, who isn't afraid to get their hands dirty on their sportbike, vintage motorcy...

  • Honda CBX 1000 by Gietl Bikes;

    Christian Gietl sought the right bike to build a cafe racer and quite by accident ended up with a 1983 Honda CBX 1000, the mammoth six-cylinder Tokyo launched in the late 70s. A customer, who had replaced it with a newer Harley Davidson wanted to sell it. Production of the CBX 1000 started in 197...