Modern retro models
If you don’t want an “oldie” and want to rely on modern technology and more up to date specs, you can take a look at some retro models:
- V7 Stone
- V7 Special
- V7 Racer
- Monster (especially the models between 1992 and 2002)
Also check out this list of modern café racers.
Got your bike?
As mentioned before: there is no #1 base bike for your café racer project, and this is only a selection of affordable 70’s and 80’s machines, but we hope that this posts can help you selecting your base bike. If you’ve got any suggestions: leave your comment!
Not into cafe racers and want to build something else? Maybe a scrambler will suit you. Check out the best base bikes for a scrambler.