• By Published On: April 18, 2016

    First of all: this is not a recent build, but dates back to 2014. But there was noting to find about on the web, but I think this cool Yamaha XS650 Café Racer deserves a little bit attention. It’s based on a 1980 XS650 and the modifications are minor; it could be […]

  • By Published On: February 26, 2016

    First of all: the title of this post is not in line with the actual cylinder capacity: since this Yamaha XS650 Scrambler by Dime City Cycles is based on a stock XS650, it’s fitted with a big bore kit what makes this a XS744 Scrambler. The base bike was a 1980 […]

  • By Published On: July 20, 2022

    There is a lot going on with the Kawasaki KZ from France. Owned by Sebastien Vernaison, a 39-year-old bike builder who works as a plumber during the day. In his spare time however, Sebastien creates real work of art. What he did to this KZ650SR from 1980 is nothing short of […]

  • By Published On: April 6, 2021

    Unusual suspect The Yamaha XS400 is not a bike that is particularly popular or well-known with bikers. It was built and sold between 1978 and 1987, and was in fact preceded by the XS360. Severely overshadowed by its more successful siblings at that time, the XT500 and XS650, Yamaha did manage […]

  • By Published On: November 16, 2018

    Cool submission from Mario Deusen from Germany of a rare custom built MZ Skorpion. Words by Mario: I screw on motorcycles as long as I can remember. First the moped Simson S51 then the MZ ES250 / 2 with sidecar from my father. It continued with an AWO 425 (Bikers News […]

  • By Published On: September 27, 2017

    Dime City Cycles (DCC) is maybe one of the most familiar names when it comes to aftermarket cafe racer parts. Over the past years, they’ve built a solid brand with an extensive catalog of parts for the custom motorcycle industry. They simply cover everything, let alone their amazing customer support to […]

  • By Published On: August 3, 2017

    Cool Yamaha XV535 Virago Flat Tracker built by Dino Maltoni from Mendoza, Argentina. Nicolás Fernández about the project: This bike was an awesome challenge for us since it was in an extremely poor condition. As with most of our projects, we started by disassembling the entire bike. Our plan was to […]

  • By Published On: May 11, 2017

      Time flies when you’re having fun…: back in October 2015, Yamaha introduced the DT-07 Flat Tracker concept. A project by Yamaha and JPD Cycles and inspired by the recognizable black and yellow Yamaha XS650 in the old days of flat track racing with “King” Kenny Roberts as a dominant factor. The […]

  • By Published On: April 2, 2017

    While some may have a 12 month motorcycle season, here in Holland we’re glad if we can ride 6 or 7 months a year. Of course, there are some hardcore purists who ride all year, but unless you have a Husqvarna with ski’s, I wouldn’t recommend it. But the spring kicked […]

  • By Published On: September 23, 2015

    Yes, we also like LISTS! Especially when it comes to café racer bikes. So here’s a list of the 17 best café racer bikes you can grab for building a café racer. Please note: this is a list of vintage motorcycles, because we like the old timers best: All Honda CB-series from […]

  • By Published On: September 4, 2015

    Stuck in the middle? Check out my Café Racer Building Plan! Building a café racer means that you strip your bike down to only the necessary functions. The stock wiring harness is one of the things you want to strip down to a minimum. If you take a look at your […]

  • By Published On: July 27, 2015

    A café racer project all starts with one simple question: which bike should I use as a donor / base motor? In this post we list some of the most popular models which are very suitable to turn into a café racer and are affordable for the most of us. Classic icons […]