If you want to make a café racer on a budget, this CB750 is a great inspiration. A lot of the original parts are still on the bike and the changes are minor. But when you see this bike you still get a 100% café racer feeling. This is an ideal project for first timers! Also check out my guide … [Read more...] about Low budget café racer CB750
Café Racer, Scrambler, Bratstyle & other Custom Bikes
A Yamaha Virago has an ankward standard lining, so turning it into a cafe racer takes some courage. Bike brewer Greg Hageman did an outstanding job on this XV750. Front fork is from a 2008 Yamaha R1. Öhlin shocks on the rear, and as you can see, the big v-twin caches all the … [Read more...] about Yamaha XV750 by Greg Hageman
Most mainstream types of custom bikes have a few spin-offs - when builders pick-up the baton and run in a slightly different direction, but here we have two main channels for the Tracker motorcycle. First, and certainly the most prolific, is the Flat Tracker and secondly, if slightly more obscure on … [Read more...] about What is a Tracker Motorcycle?
The Scrambler motorcycle is a type of bike which isn’t easy to place in a box. So, to give the scrambler bike a clear explanation isn’t easy either. But one thing is for sure - it’s a bike built for off-road and street use. The term “scrambler” has been in common use in the United States since … [Read more...] about What is a Scrambler Motorcycle?
Just like a Café Racer or Scrambler, the definition of a Bratstyle motorcycle is not a complicated one. And as with a café racer, the bike is stripped down to its bare essentials but with a different styling. The biggest difference being, that a bratstyle motorcycle has a higher steer and (most … [Read more...] about What is a Bratstyle Motorcycle?
A Cafe Racer motorcycle is a customized motorcycle based on an existing model or one that has been specifically built from scratch to mirror the style and feel. The goal is to make the bike more lightweight, stripping the bike down to its bare essentials, to give it better handling and a sportier … [Read more...] about What is a Cafe Racer Motorcycle?
Our very first post starts with a gorgeous bike from top brewer Cognito Moto: the CB550 Café Racer. It's maybe not new on the web (the bike was build in 2013), but it's still one of the better cafe racer build of the Honda CB550. Certainly one of our favorite designs. Cognito Moto is the … [Read more...] about CB550 by Cognito Moto
UPDATE: due to the huge success of Sacha's CX500 Café Racer, they've decided to build a small number of limited "copies" of this awesome bike. Under the label of Blacktrack Motors Sacha and his team are building 25 copies of the so called BT-01 and offer 2 models: 5 Race Editions and 20 Sport … [Read more...] about CX500 Café Racer by Sacha Lakic