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BMW Cafe Racers - BMW Motorrad has been producing motorcycles since the 1920s, and tuners have been customizing them ever since. Whether you’re interested in cafe racers based on the BMW airhead engines, flying bricks like the K-series, oilheads […]
Brat Cafe Racers - A “brat cafe racer” is typically a bike that has most of the cafe-style details, such as low clip-on or clubman bars and rear sets, but has a flat “brat style” seat instead of the […]
Ducati Cafe Racers - In the mid-1950s, Ducati engineer Fabio Taglioni developed the desmodromic (“desmo”) 90° V-twin engine.  Since then, “Ducatisti” have been customizing the Italian company’s line of race-bred steeds. If you’re looking for a Ducati cafe racer, […]
Harley Cafe Racers - While a Harley-Davidson may not sound like the most ideal platform for a cafe racer, these American V-twins make surprisingly solid cafe bikes — both in style and performance. The Sportster is the popular candidate […]
Harley Sportster Flat Trackers - We are huge fans of Harley-Davidson Sportster flat tracker and dirt tracker builds. Here are a few of our favorites that we have featured.
Harley Sportster Street Trackers - We are huge fans of Harley-Davidson Sportster street tracker builds. Here are a few of our favorites that we have featured.
Harley-Davidson Sportster Cafe Racers - The Harley-Davidson Sportster has been built since 1957. It cut its teeth in the world of flat track racing, but builders have long been attaching clubman bars, rear sets, bum stop seats, and longer rear […]
Honda Cafe Racers - Since the 1960s, Honda has been the largest motorcycle manufacturer in Japan. At the height of production, they were producing more than three million bikes per year. Honda is recognized as revolutionizing the image of […]
Honda CB Cafe Racers - The Honda CB Series of motorcycles are perhaps the world’s most popular cafe racer platform. Engine sizes vary greatly, from the diminutive CB50 to the mighty six-cylinder CBX. The CB Series bikes were designed mainly […]
Honda CB350 Cafe Racers - The Honda CB350 — aka 350 Twin — was a 325cc parallel twin built from 1968-1973, with 36 horsepower and a top speed of 110 mph. It was one of the most popular models in […]
Honda CB550 Cafe Racers - The Honda CB550 is perhaps the perfect cafe racer candidate. The bike packs a strong punch from its gutsy middleweight inline four, and the handling is lightning-quick and crisp. Donor bikes have become more expensive […]
Honda CB750 Cafe Racers - The Honda CB750 is often hailed as “The Original Superbike,” the first modern four-cylinder motorcycle from a mainstream manufacturer. Introduced in 1969, the bike offered 68 horsepower and a top speed of 125 mph. Cycle […]
Kawasaki Cafe Racers - Kawasaki makes some of our favorite cafe racer platforms, from the Z/KZ series to the GPz and the mighty two-stroke Kawasaki triples. Here you’ll find some of our favorite Kawasaki cafe racer builds we’ve featured.
Kawasaki KZ650 Cafe Racers - The Kawasaki KZ750, known as the Z650 in many markets, is one of our favorite custom platforms. Sometimes known as the “Son of the Z1,” the bike had a quick-revving inline four with middleweight punch, […]
Sportbike Cafe Racers - A sportbike (or sport bike) is any modern motorcycle designed and optimized for cornering, accelerating, and braking on paved roads or tracks. As Kevin Cameron of Cycle World states: “A sportbike is a motorcycle whose […]
Suzuki Cafe Racers - Though Suzuki cafe racer builds are less common than some other marques, we love platforms like the GS Series — great for budget builds — and the mighty two-stroke GT series. We’re also seeing more […]
Triumph Cafe Racers - Many of the early cafe racers built in post-war England were of Triumph Engineering manufacture, founded in Coventry in 1885 and later based in Meriden. In the 1980s, after the original company went bankrupt, Hinckley-based […]
Two-Stroke Cafe Racers - There’s nothing quite like the banshee wail of a 2-stroke cafe racer, screaming through the pines, or the ghostly blue smoke left in the wake of such a machine. The manic powerband of legendary two-strokes […]
Vintage Cafe Racers - Generally, we regard bikes built prior to 1980 as vintage, though there is some wiggle room there. Here we have a selection of our favorite vintage cafe racer builds.
Yamaha Cafe Racers - Yamaha has produced some of the most popular platforms for cafe racer builds, including the XS, SR, and two-stroke RD series of bikes. More recently, the company has sponsored the Yamaha Yard Built series, asking […]
Yamaha Virago Cafe Racers - The Yamaha Virago, introduced in 1981, was the company’s first V-twin cruiser. While the XV750 version is the most common, the bikes were offered in a vast range of sizes over the years, including the […]