Tagged: Custom

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...

Street or Track: 1973 Honda CB500 Street Race Bike for Sale

Street or Track: 1973 Honda CB500 Street Race Bike for Sale

Some bikes are rare by virtue of the fact that few were ever made. Others are rare simply because so few survive in anything like good condition. Others, like this Honda CB500 are one-of-a-kind,...

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...

Marvelous Mutt: 1968 Rickman Metisse Triumph for Sale

Marvelous Mutt: 1968 Rickman Metisse Triumph for Sale

In the 1960’s and 1970’s, if you weren’t happy with the handling of your stock motorcycle, you could contact a number of different specialist frame companies for your racebike or road-legal custom. Among these,...

Something a Little Different: 1970 Norton 750S Custom

Something a Little Different: 1970 Norton 750S Custom

The iconic Commando was an example of classic British ingenuity: decidedly old-tech, but featuring simple innovations to keep it competitive in the marketplace. A needed bump in power necessitated a corresponding increase in displacement....

None More Blue: 1979 Triumph Bonneville Cafe Racer

None More Blue: 1979 Triumph Bonneville Cafe Racer

I wanted to break up the weird, Italian trend a bit, although it will be back tomorrow with another Guzzi I’ve never actually seen for sale before… I don’t often post up Triumph Bonnevilles...

1969 Moto Guzzi V700 Cafe Racer for Sale

1969 Moto Guzzi V700 Cafe Racer for Sale

Now here’s a bike you don’t see every day: a “loop-framed” Moto Guzzi cafe racer. If something looks a bit different about this particular Guzzi custom, it’s because it was built from the earlier...

1978 Yamaha XS650 Street Tracker for Sale

1978 Yamaha XS650 Street Tracker for Sale

Alright, this might be another example of me using my editorial discretion to include a bike that doesn’t really fit into the traditional image of a “sportbike”: racy ergonomics, roadcourse pedigree, maybe a fairing...

As Seen On TV: 1977 Moto Guzzi T3 Cafe Racer

As Seen On TV: 1977 Moto Guzzi T3 Cafe Racer

Every time a Tonti-framed Guzzi comes up for sale, particularly the T-models, I feel the need to launch into my spiel about how they’re such a great platform for customized café bikes and roadsters...

1963 Benelli 175 for Sale

1963 Benelli 175 for Sale

Another small-bore sporting machine from the same seller that brought us the Moto Morini Corsarino, same lack of real detail, same nice photos. These lightweight, economical bikes were designed to fill a similar niche...