Cafe racers [pics]

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by crazydrummerdude, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. plugeye

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    oh boss hoss
    makes him look even shorter
  2. BiG DoM

    BiG DoM African Adventurer

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    Otherewise known as small dick complex :rofl
  3. CDNbiker

    CDNbiker Lost in Space

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    I've seen these things at bike shows and always wondered "what demographic is this company's marketing department aiming at?" Now I know - people who have Napoleonic Syndrome AND money to burn. But what I don't know is what that thing is doing on a cafe racer thread. Can you imagine trying to cafe a two ton pig like that?? :rofl
  4. Les_Garten

    Les_Garten Been here awhile

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    I've seen Tom Cruise ride one of these but can't find a PIC for it.

    Howz this though?

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  5. Wyvern

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    A cafe racer[1] (/ˈkæff reɪsər/kaff racer)[2][3][4] or (Ca-phay racer),[5] is a term used for a type of motorcycle, as well as the motorcyclists who ride them. Both meanings have their roots in the 1960s British rocker or ton-up boy subculture, although the type of motorcycles were also common in Italy, France[6] and other European countries. The term, which originally arose as an insult from motorcycle enthusiasts towards riders who they thought were playing at being a road racer but merely parked outside cafes,[7] refers to a style of motorcycles that were and are used for fast rides from one transport cafe[8][9] or coffee bar to another.[10]

    That may be more Ducati than most ....
  6. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    /opinion on/

    Cafe Racers are modified bikes... not something you buy at the store.

    /opinion off/

    That said, the "new" Ducati is a nice lookin bike, but... it's new. :dunno Course, I know nothing about Ducati's, so take that for what its worth.
  7. BiG DoM

    BiG DoM African Adventurer

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    As I said above :evil
  8. BiG DoM

    BiG DoM African Adventurer

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    Yeah should be on a Bike WTF thread? :huh
  9. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    Boss Hogs are for people smart enough to know that if you are going to get stupid do it right. IMO, a VW engine in a /2 is only half way there! :D
  10. Ryushin Kan

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    Back to the original post, and not wanting to get toooo serious. Surely the point of the VW engine in a BMW (and latterly a soviet) frame was that when it was first done (certainly here in the UK) there were no large, i.e. 1 litre+, alternatives that provided reasonable performance and was cheap and easy to repair and maintain, and, as has been previously quoted, the potential for tuning was far out (twin downdraught, twin-choke webers!) remember until the GoldWing was announced there wasn't a suitable air cooled option.

    I am sure that there are more informed minds than mine that can clarify further.
  11. norton73

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    I"ll join the race; I picked up this '74 750 GT (along with the '74 Norton)recently from a friend;

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    And this is my ST2 currently;

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    Adding a Ducati Designs headlight and a few other mods, hopefully back togeather by the end of Febuary
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    ^^^
    Very nice .
    I have copied your text so that I can edit and post future listings ..
    I love this part : "Will not consider anything without a title. If you think it is so easy to get a title, then get one before you contact me."
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    bk brkr baker, That was awesome ! Lots of great stuff in there ,:krustyThanks for the link!!
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    Gorgeous... The very top of the list of motorcycles that should have never left my possession is the T160.

    One day...
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    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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    Very nice build there... What are you building for a Guzzi...? :lurk