Tagged: cafe racer

Tasteful Custom: 1973 Ducati 750GT Café Racer

Tasteful Custom: 1973 Ducati 750GT Café Racer

Built around an early, very desirable “round-case” L-twin Ducati engine, this bike is based on a 750GT. As such, it does not use Ducati’s desmodromic valvetrain and makes do with simple springs instead. While...

Café Done Right: 1975 Honda CB750 for Sale

Café Done Right: 1975 Honda CB750 for Sale

I try to stay away from posting up too many café-styled machines here, especially of the home-brewed variety. There’s nothing wrong with them necessarily, but the do-it-yourself vibe also leads to some half-cocked ideas...

The Perfect Cafe Racer: 1966 Norton Atlas for Sale

The Perfect Cafe Racer: 1966 Norton Atlas for Sale

At first glance, the tank shape suggests that this is a classic Norton Commando, but the upright engine reveals the truth: this is a very well put-together Norton Atlas café racer. When building the...

Best of Both Worlds: 1984 Moto Guzzi LeMans Cafe

Best of Both Worlds: 1984 Moto Guzzi LeMans Cafe

When is a vintage Guzzi not really a vintage Guzzi? When it’s a combination of the old and the new, like this Moto Guzzi LeMans café bike. The relatively slow pace of development among...

Super-Clean Custom: 1977 Yamaha RD400 for Sale

Super-Clean Custom: 1977 Yamaha RD400 for Sale

So hands up if you think the whole cafe racer thing is played out! I do love the democratic nature of the café racer movement, the democratic nature. You can spend as much or...

1980 BMW R100 Cafe Racer for Sale

1980 BMW R100 Cafe Racer for Sale

As often as people hack “cafe racers” together these days, it’s surprising how often such a simple idea goes wrong. In an era when the aftermarket was in its infancy, and not much was...

Lemony Fresh: 1977 Ducati 500GTL Cafe Racer for Sale

Lemony Fresh: 1977 Ducati 500GTL Cafe Racer for Sale

The Ducati 500GTL is a motorcycle that Ducati would clearly rather forget, a bike from the era before they realized that heritage sells, and any attempt to introduce something really new could backfire and...

1948 Norton International

1948 Norton International

This 1948 Norton International appears to have spent some time with the Rudge Ulster that we had just pointed out. That is probably why it jumped out at me as I was cruising listings...

1964 Triton for Sale

1964 Triton for Sale

I don’t often write up Triumphs here because they’re comparatively not all that rare. TriTONS, however, fit the bill and this 1964 example is exactly the kind of bike you’d want to buy: reluctant...