THE JOURNEY OF A CAFE RACER
The rear subframe at the springs is raised by an inch and the subframe itself is completely new. All existing steel bricks were removed from the frame. Although it is still visible that someone chopped this bike up, it is only visible in the tiniest details. Anyway, we spent a shitload of time on it and we are absolutely proud of the outcome! And check out these tires: Complementing the bike by a mix between old and modern! The modern Daytona speedo is another detail with a wink on this 40 year old machine.
We were requested to paint the gas tank in a Sunset orange color scheme and we decided to put a subtle metallic flake through the paint. It is beautiful to watch the sun set in the mirroring gas tank!
To come up with a road legal solution for the number plate mount, we fabricated a custom rear wheel plate holder with plans to bring this in production. The system is created in such a way that it fits any rear wheel hub and allows for invisible number plate light routing.
The front fender and the number plate at the back reduce the worst part of the water spray in rainy conditions. With a small fender like this in front, the water spray is still there, but only reaches the front light. The rider does not get a water spray on his visor now.
And yes, the side stand… We are Wrench Kings of course! The foot pegs are foldable Tarrozi pegs on a relocated position. On the new position the pegs had to be foldable to allow room for the kick starter. Although the bike has a small Lithium Ion battery hidden underneath the gas tank, the kick starter still works fine. As with the battery, all electronics are hidden underneath the gas tank. There is really nothing underneath the seat.