"CAFÉ RACER" coming up on HD Theater

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  1. earthroamer

    earthroamer Stuck in Pindadesh

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    Discovery HD Theater is bringing back the series "Cafe Racer". Look for it Oct 13.

    CAFÉ RACER
    Becoming more prevalent on the racing scene, a café racer is both a type of motorcycle, as well as a type of motorcyclist, who appreciates speed and good handling over comfort. In CAFÉ RACER, a new motorcycle builder in every episode must design, engineer and create their very own dream on wheels from an older frame in the retro-style of classic café racers. Once completed, CAFÉ RACER gives the custom bike a complete shakedown and tests to see if it lives up to historical café racer standards.
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  2. Jinx

    Jinx Call me Renzo

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    Is it too much to hope that a giant Asteroid or Comet smashes into the Earth and extinguishes all life before this Airs? :brow
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  3. Naed Nekkod

    Naed Nekkod Banned

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    Can't wait!!!

    Just downloaded a copy of Cafe Society.
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  4. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    Cafes are going to be the new "choppa'" for the masses.
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  5. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Almost sounds too good to be true, whats next.... cafe build off? :evil
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  6. 305racer

    305racer Fossil Rocket Pilot

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    One can hope.
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  7. kraut.burner

    kraut.burner "Fun Club" President

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    HD Theater always has good stuff... Im looking forward to this!
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  8. ScramblerMan

    ScramblerMan Adventurer

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    Made a Cafe Racer out of an old KZ550... ONE OF THE MOST FUN MACHINES I've EVER OWNED!!!! This might be a decent program, if only :eek1 for the images...
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  9. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Except for the fact it wasn't aquired in HD and the production quality and such sucked. In fact, the only thing "Cafe Racer" had going for it was that it was about a realy cool subject. I feel it looked like a bunch of enthusiasts had a great idea of a great video project, and then the money men who ponyed up the cash stepped in and fucked the whole thing up by making them use sub standard equipment and hurry up and shoot it.
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  10. Ron Bullard

    Ron Bullard Been here awhile

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    + 20. Now a bunch of old bikes are going to become instant "cafes" with flat black, exhaust wrap, hacked off mufflers and fenders, and clubmans. :puke1
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  11. 305racer

    305racer Fossil Rocket Pilot

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    Going to become?
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  12. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    My question as well! Shoot, when was the last time her in olds cool did someone buy an old bike and say something OTHER than they were wanting to do an old cafe racer style as opposed to even a basic restoration.....even if they had all the original parts on the bike they just bought?
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  13. LasseNC

    LasseNC XSessive!

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    Blaine did so :)
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  14. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    True, but he also did a cafe CB as well...so he is even steven.
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  15. texmawby

    texmawby adventurous lurker

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    don't forget the checkboard and 59 stickers too! we were pitted across from those dudes out at mid-ohio and i gotta say that the build was pretty laughable. still can't believe that they thought spraybombing their parts mere feet away from actual racers bikes was acceptable and neighborly pit behavior. i would of had words with those clowns over that and the big burnout that they did in their garage space (garages are separated by chainlink fence), but again i was across the way.

    tex
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  16. mfp4073

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    Holy shit, just caught a commercial for it on discovery HD. Was not paying attention and reconized the music. Its called Mother of the Bride by an atlanta band called cigar store indians. Guys I know. Then looked up some more stuff and the singer is the narrator for the show!

    Check out the band here (they are no longer together)

    The Cigar Store Indians
    :deal

    Show clip:

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  17. motomike14

    motomike14 Thumper Crusader

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    Better than the excuse for motorcycle shows they have on SPEED. I'll gladly watch it...all while protesting the evolution of cafe racers from a small gathering of enthusiasts into the new chopper era.

    All the while I'll watch the value of my CB750 take off...again. :D
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  18. Aunt Bee

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    Remember when cafe racers used to race from cafe to cafe?
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  19. Speed King

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    I hear ya. Same here. It's too bad they couldn't make it about the bikes instead of focusing on all the costumes and fucking lame ass gimmicks. Oh well.
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  20. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    No. (but then I dont remember a lot of cafes around in the US either) :rofl

    Starbucks racer? :huh
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