We have been receiving some stunning Cafe Racers from our readers. If you have a Cafe Racer you've built in your home workshop, backyard or living room why not send it in now for a chance to see it on Return of the Cafe Racers. Here's a few from other readers to help get you inspired...
Nick's Moto Guzzie Le Mans Cafe Racer
Nick's Cafe racer is based on a 1980 Mk2 Le mans. 18 months of hard work went in to completing this build. The Guzzi's mechanical parts have been fully refurbished, the bodywork and frame have been re-painted and there are a load of one off and custom parts that went in to the build. Nick got the Guzzi back on the road in June and so far it's been trouble free. I think Nick needs to have more faith in his custom motorcycle building abilities! The Guzzi Cafe Racer recently graced the pages of MCN which is testament to all of his hard work. Check out Nicks Blog to see the build process: guzzicafe.blogspot.com
It's another case of good things in small packages! Old Wang's (interesting name!) Honda CB100 Cafe Racer is a real treat. Cut back to the bare bone essentials and the perfect mix of black and raw steel. This little Honda has had a full overhaul from the ground up and it's never looked better.
This great looking Yamaha XS400 Cafe Racer is a bit of a Frankenstein build. A 1977 frame has been mated with a 1979 CDI motor. Dave's commuter turned cafe racer is by all reports a blast to ride. The Cafe Racer was put together on a "tight" budget which should inspire those of you with similar budget limitations. It's not money that makes a great Cafe Racer! See more of Dave's work on his Blog: looksfast.blogspot.com
The engine remains stock but there were plenty of other mods completed during the build including:
- dropped lots and lots of weight by getting ride of excess junk
- fork brace
- tapered roller bearings
- 20 w 50 oil in fork gas rear shocks
- 2 into1 exhaust
- adjustable clip-ons
- dual front disk
- Magura brake lever and master cylinder
- upgraded headlight
- fiberglass seat
- battery relocation
- K&N air filters
- custom gauge mount
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