Before anyone starts screaming bloody murder, yes, we realise a cafe racer with a sidecar doesn’t make a lot of sense. But honestly, who cares. One look at this awesome build by Tom Gilroy of Australia’s Purpose Built Moto and you’re sure to fall in love with it.
Built on a Triumph 865 Scrambler platform this sidecar cafe racer is a work of art. Tom built the bike for Vittoria Coffee and the Sandbar cafe in Surfers Paradise to use as a mobile promotions vehicle. The reason it wears a sidecar is for the purpose of carrying cold brew coffee products to special events.
The bike itself started out as a 2009 Scrambler which has been heavily modified. It features bespoke suspension, a new subframe, 17-inch wheels wearing the widest rubber they could squeeze into the frame and all new electrics. Tom also installed the fairing from a 2016 Thruxton, added clip-on bars and rear sets and built his own exhaust system.
As for the sidecar, it’s almost entirely custom made. Shaped like a bullet, featuring an inbuilt drink cooler and its own headlight it’s certainly a one of a kind. What makes it really special though is that it can be installed or removed relatively easily so getting a knee down on this Triumph cafe racer is still an option.