What started out as Honda of the 80s era with a twin engine. Now a fully custom bike with some of the key features of the traditional cafe racer and modern upgrades. Everything but the bare necessities were stripped off the bike. New gas tank, seat, and rear hump were installed. Original engine was re-worked to get a few extra ponies out. Old frame was sand blasted and powdercoated in gloss black. Original dual shock swingarm was replaced with a slightly stretched monoshock swingarm from a newer model Honda, along with newer wheel/tire combo. Single disc brake was removed in favor of the duals by Tokico. Single headlight was swapped for duals from the Triumph Speed Triple. Custom made mandrel bent exhaust and tuned carbs complete the package of this awesome ride. The engine was dyno'ed at 80hp which is almost double its original horsepower, that a respectable number for a thirty years old engine. The power is more than enough to get the bike to do the ton - 100mph.
Built in May 2010.
Cafe Racer is a motorcycle that has been modified for speed and good handling rather than comfort. Cafe racers' bodywork and control layout typically mimicked the style of contemporary Grand Prix roadracers, featuring an elongated fuel tank and small, rearward mounted, humped seat. A signature trait were low, narrow handlebars that provided more precise control at high speeds and allowed the rider to "tuck in" to lessen wind resistance. These are referred to as either "clip-ons" (two-piece bars that bolt directly to each fork tube) or "clubmans" (one piece bars that attach to the stock mounting location but drop down and forward). The ergonomics resulting from low bars and the rearward seat often required "rearsets," or rear-set footrests and foot controls, again typical of racing motorcycles of the era. Distinctive half or full race-style fairings were sometimes mounted to the forks or frame.
The bikes had a raw, utilitarian and stripped-down appearance while the engines were tuned for maximum speed. These motorcycles were lean, light and handled road surfaces well.