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CUSTOM BMW K75 by MOTO SUMISURA

CUSTOM BMW K75 by MOTO SUMISURA | Cafe Racers | Scoop.it
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Zakir's curator insight, March 19, 2013 10:12 PM

BMW was originally praised for their motorcycles, but it seems now that the North American market is generally not as interested in two wheel transportation. BMW has acknowledged this and so when we think BMW we think car even though it was originally a popular bike make. 

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Kawasaki W650 by Motovida

Kawasaki W650 by Motovida | Cafe Racers | Scoop.it
The Kawasaki W650 is a motorcycle that quickly earned itself a place amongst the modern breed of retro motorcycles with 21st-century engineering – a genre that has consistently out-performed manufacturer’s expectations since it began in the late...
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‘79 Honda CB900F Bol d’Or – Andreas Goldemann

‘79 Honda CB900F Bol d’Or – Andreas Goldemann | Cafe Racers | Scoop.it
As someone who swims neck-deep in bikes every day, it’s all too easy to think that nothing great ever happens in the custom scene unless the people involved are in a similar state of bike-a-holic dependence.
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Renard Speed Shop’s Ducati cafe racer

Renard Speed Shop’s Ducati cafe racer | Cafe Racers | Scoop.it
The custom world is dominated by studiously cool and monochrome bikes, so this bright and breezy little Ducati café is a welcome splash of color.
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XJR1300 Rhapsody in Blue

XJR1300 Rhapsody in Blue | Cafe Racers | Scoop.it
The next instalment of Yamaha's awesome 'Yardbuilt' series of custom motorcycles using models from their current range is here! This time they've collaborated with Japanese born, Brooklyn based builder Keinosuke Sasaki and his workshop Keino Cycles.
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R65 by Ed Turner

R65 by Ed Turner | Cafe Racers | Scoop.it

This time Ed Turner introduces his R65 "head turner" and tells the full story of the two different stages of the build, commissioned by Benoit, the lucky owner of this beauty..

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The Blue Runner

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R80 Blue Runner by Dragoni Moto - Rome, Italy

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"La Belva" by Sartorie Meccaniche

"La Belva" by Sartorie Meccaniche | Cafe Racers | Scoop.it
Buell X1 Lightning classic cafe racer by the "Mechanical Taylor shop" in Bergamo (Italy)
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CX500 by Espresso Motorcycle

CX500 by Espresso Motorcycle | Cafe Racers | Scoop.it
Espresso Motorcycle #18: Honda CX500 Cafe, Monza - Italy
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BMW Monolever by Flat Racer

BMW Monolever by Flat Racer | Cafe Racers | Scoop.it
Flat Racer is a boutique London-based company that produces some eye-catching accessories for vintage BMW motorcycles, the bike you see above started life as a stock 1990 BMW Monolever before being kitted out in a new full-fairing – giving it an...
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‘78 Honda CX500 – Patrick Sauter

‘78 Honda CX500 – Patrick Sauter | Cafe Racers | Scoop.it
Despite what the movies or books may have you believe about tortured artists, the one real killer of great creative ideas is more often than not the disease of over thinking.
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CMBL Yamaha SR500 ‘ZedCat’

CMBL Yamaha SR500 ‘ZedCat’ | Cafe Racers | Scoop.it
Surfing and custom motorcycles are two cultures that, when combined, often produce radical results. For example, the ZedCat: a delightful Yamaha SR500 with a slightly juvenile slant, from relative newcomers CMBL.
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V1100 Sport

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Guzzi V1100 Sport by Bernard Alain - Santiago Choppers 

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‘76 Kawasaki KZ400 – Tattoo Custom Motorcycles

‘76 Kawasaki KZ400 – Tattoo Custom Motorcycles | Cafe Racers | Scoop.it
Some of us dream of throwing in the towel on our day jobs to do what we truly love. Whether it’s building custom bikes, opening a café or just taking more time to focus on your family, it’s a fantasy that’s as common as slap bass in Seinfeld.
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CB500 by Kinetic

CB500 by Kinetic | Cafe Racers | Scoop.it

The completely reingeneered CB500 by Kinetic Motorcycles - USA

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Yamaha SR500 by ExesoR Motorcycles

Yamaha SR500 by ExesoR Motorcycles | Cafe Racers | Scoop.it
Venturing into the left field is risky business for any builder. Go too far, and you could end up with a garish and impractical machine. But ride the line between quirky and classy just right, and you’ll have a hit on your hands.
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Rough Crafts' Harley Dyna "Urban Cavalry" | Bike EXIF

Rough Crafts' Harley Dyna "Urban Cavalry"  | Bike EXIF | Cafe Racers | Scoop.it
Is there any remaining doubt that Rough Crafts is one of the world’s top custom Harley builders? On the evidence of this new Dyna, I don’t think so. ‘Urban Cavalry’ is not your typical Harley build. For starters, it’s an official commission—a gift to the… Read more »
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Hans Muth and the Suzuki Bandit FatMile

Hans Muth and the Suzuki Bandit FatMile | Cafe Racers | Scoop.it
Now here’s a blast from the past. Suzuki Europe has jumped on the custom bandwagon and released images of a very tidy Bandit 1250, nicknamed ‘FatMile’. And one of the names behind the project is none other than Hans A.
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BMW Monolever Cafe Racer by Barn Luck

BMW Monolever Cafe Racer by Barn Luck | Cafe Racers | Scoop.it
Barn Luck is a relatively new custom motorcycle garage that specialises in finding old motorcycles in sheds, garages, barns and sheds – then rebuilding them into higher-performing motorcycles than they were when they originally left the factory.
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W650 by FCR

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Kawa W650 "Vintage racer" by FCR Original - France

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Thruxton classic replica by Dino Romano

Thruxton classic replica by Dino Romano | Cafe Racers | Scoop.it

A modern Triumph Thruxton entirely reinvented in pure classic style, Fontana Brakes, Dry Clutch and several other vintage details

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1975 Honda CB750 ‘Titan’ by Gasser Customs

1975 Honda CB750 ‘Titan’ by Gasser Customs | Cafe Racers | Scoop.it
It’s not every day you ride past Jay Leno and your freshly built bike catches his eye. So much so that he then tracks you down to appear in an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage. Well, that’s what happened to Adam Gaspic from Gasser Customs.
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‘75 Moto Guzzi 850T – Olympia Motorcycles

‘75 Moto Guzzi 850T – Olympia Motorcycles | Cafe Racers | Scoop.it
Written by Martin Hodgson. Building a custom motorcycle that does one thing well is an achievement in of itself, building a custom motorcycle that is capable of being three different bikes is exceptional, from a first time builder it is a Herculean...
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BMW R Nine T Custom Project

BMW R Nine T Custom Project | Cafe Racers | Scoop.it
For six months, four of Japan’s top custom workshops have been tearing down and rebuilding BMW’s R nineT roadster.
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Auto Fabrica Yamaha SR500

Auto Fabrica Yamaha SR500 | Cafe Racers | Scoop.it
The English workshop Auto Fabrica is fast developing a distinctive style. It’s the reduction of the motorcycle to its simplest form, finished to the highest standard with low-key paintwork. And it’s incredibly easy on the eye.
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‘12 Triumph Thruxton – White Collar Bikes

‘12 Triumph Thruxton – White Collar Bikes | Cafe Racers | Scoop.it
Written by Martin Hodgson.
“Oh come on!” is not a quote from the builder of this custom masterpiece but my own as I gazed across the first images that appeared in my inbox and realised that like my latest build this too was done at home.
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