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    Thread: Cafe Racer Appreciation Thread!!!

    1. 11-21-2004 05:49 PM #1
      I just fell in love with cafe racer's when I was browsing this forum and saw Rennwagon's beautiful CB500. Absolutely gorgeous.

      Post up your cafe racer pics!


    2. 11-22-2004 06:06 PM #2
      I just saw a custom Harley Sportster cafe racer a week or so ago in town. It was sweet.

    3. 11-22-2004 07:52 PM #3
      i cant post pics but i have a 79' Yamaha RD400 thats pretty sweet. I'll send you a pic if you wanna post it for me.

    4. 11-23-2004 01:41 AM #4
      Man technology has come a long way.

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      11-23-2004 12:55 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by Trayvessio »
      I just fell in love with cafe racer's when I was browsing this forum and saw Rennwagon's beautiful CB500. Absolutely gorgeous.


      Thanks. Next project may be a Harley Sportster Flattracker.


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      11-23-2004 02:49 PM #6
      it's pretty obvious what distinguishes a cafe bike, but where exactly did that name come from? did people drive these bikes to starbucks often?
      -Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog

      I saw this in a movie about a bus that had to speed around the city, keeping its speed over fifty, and if its speed dropped, the bus would explode! I think it was called, "The Bus That Couldn't Slow Down."

    7. 11-23-2004 07:16 PM #7
      From places on the 'net...

      Definition: A Cafe Racer is a style of bike popularized in London in the '50s where bikers wanted a fast, personalized and distinctive bike to travel from cafe to cafe. Many Cafe Racer bikes have distinctive small low-cut fairings.

      And here's quite the tribute to the Cafe style... http://www.ace-cafe-london.com/

      A streetfighter site that recognizes it's Cafe Racer roots... http://www.streetfighters.plus.com/history.html


    8. 11-23-2004 08:38 PM #8
      1985 Yamaha RZ350

      Oh and my 1989 YSR80

      haha try to picture a 6'1" 210lb guy riding this thing! slow but fun


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      11-23-2004 10:28 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by jetta2dr_84 »

      haha try to picture a 6'1" 210lb guy riding this thing! slow but fun

      As someone once said to me when I was on a CB350, "It looks like an elephant screwing a football".


    10. 11-23-2004 10:41 PM #10
      lol from a distance it looks like theres a guy hovering down the street, kinda funny to see the look on peoples faces when i wheelie across intersections

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      11-24-2004 09:31 AM #11
      oh my... i want one!

    12. 11-24-2004 10:54 AM #12
      RZ350 is a cool bike, but not a cafe racer.

      The BMW looks so nice, not the fastest but really cool.


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      11-24-2004 01:53 PM #13
      If/when I get a bike, it will be along the cafe style.
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    14. 11-25-2004 12:59 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by Rennwagen »

      As someone once said to me when I was on a CB350, "It looks like an elephant screwing a football".

      Thats freakin great.


    15. 11-26-2004 02:29 AM #15
      I've always loved cafe racers, would love to turn a triumph into one. The problem is finding a cheap bike to start building.

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    17. 11-27-2004 02:33 AM #17
      Hey DurksterVR6, that Triumph is sweet! what model is it? and is it yours?

    18. 11-27-2004 09:04 AM #18
      That is a 2000 Triumph thunderbird sport with some major mods, not my bike though.

      Mods of note include the rear fender delete, steering damper, daytona wheels ( this model stock come with spoked rims) , speed triple forks and gauges, brembo brakes.

      There is a lot more done to it but you get the picture.

      this is mine :




      Modified by durksterVR6 at 5:29 PM 11-27-2004


    19. 11-27-2004 02:39 PM #19
      that triumph is beautiful

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      11-29-2004 12:01 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by Trayvessio »


      Well...

      Damn.

      That is an absolutely GORGEOUS bike.

      Combines my love of BMW's and my love of Cafe racers.

      Hmmmm....

      Time to see if I can find a 70's R100 or R80 to do that to...

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    21. 11-29-2004 06:35 PM #21
      what do you people think about the honda cb750

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      11-29-2004 08:07 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by speeddemon »
      what do you people think about the honda cb750

      Awesome


    23. 11-29-2004 10:30 PM #23
      sweet bike also durkster.

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      11-30-2004 03:43 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by durksterVR6 »



    25. 11-30-2004 06:03 PM #25
      heres a modern royal enfield single cafe interpretation (all factory parts too !):


      and with race fairing:




      Modified by durksterVR6 at 6:06 PM 11-30-2004


    26. 12-01-2004 11:59 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by hawc »


      thats gotta be photoshopd. but beauty, my fav bike. besides an old moto-guzzi
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      12-02-2004 07:15 AM #27
      Quote, originally posted by PieroGti »

      thats gotta be photoshopd. but beauty, my fav bike. besides an old moto-guzzi

      Nope.

      It's not a photoshop. That's the Ducati Sport 1000 - it's part of a new line of "retro" Ducs that they're putting out, called the "Sport Classics." It goes along with the GT 1000 and the Paul Smart 1000.

      It's 100%real!

      And I agree with you, it's REALLY pretty. These bikes have taken the title of my favorite Ducs away from the Monster series.

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      12-08-2004 05:34 PM #28
      does anyone have any sites with build ups and such ? im really liking them

    29. 09-09-2005 02:42 PM #29
      Quote, originally posted by ArpyArpad »
      does anyone have any sites with build ups and such ? im really liking them

      http://www.tottimotori.com
      he's got some nice cafe racers on there.

    30. 09-16-2005 09:39 PM #30
      where is vduben's GB250?!?! I'll NEVER get tired of seeing that thing!!!!!


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      09-23-2005 12:01 AM #33
      Quote, originally posted by rx7racr »
      where is vduben's GB250?!?! I'll NEVER get tired of seeing that thing!!!!!

      I'm glad, because there's even more pics comin' at yah!!




    34. 09-23-2005 01:25 AM #34
      Old thread! -Still my favorite



    35. 09-23-2005 05:47 AM #35
      here's my friend's awesome 78 cb750. and my POS in the 3rd pic


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