What makes a cafe racer a cafe racer?

What makes a cafe racer a café racer?

A key component of a cafe racer is a balanced boneline. We’ve seen many failed attempts at smoothing out the Sportsters hunched frame, but these guys nailed it. The icing on this cake though would have to be the addition of a handmade tank and cafe style tail unit.

What makes the Dan Moto Sportster cafe racer so special?

Fully loaded, the Dan Moto Sportster cafe racer weighs a mere 200kg and also benefits from a performance suspension, wheel and brake package. There are of course many, many other modifications to name here and you can read about them all in the full article. One of my favourite Japanese builders often flies under the radar.

Are Harley Davidson’s good for Cafe Racers?

The motorcycles built by Harley Davidson have never been hot favourites in the cafe racer scene. During my 14 years of featuring cafe racer builds on these pages, the most hotly debated and often hated bikes have been built on Harley platforms.

What makes a cafe racer a cafe racer?

What makes a cafe racer a cafe racer?

According to Wikipedia’s definition, a café racer is a lightweight motorcycle that is optimized for speed and handling rather than comfort. The original term started to develop around the 60s among British riders, who would strip their motorcycles off extra parts and race between cafés.

Is interceptor 650 a café racer?

The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 is a parallel twin retro-styled motorcycle introduced by Royal Enfield in 2018. The model went on sale from 2019 and has two versions: the “Interceptor”, a conventionally-styled roadster, and the “Continental GT”, a café racer.

Why are cafe racers so popular?

The Cafe Racer styling is straight from the 1950’s making them bang on trend with the retro scene. Its stripped down minimalistic look is also very much in vogue. Their design makes them lightweight and fast, ideal runarounds for towns and cities.

What is a street tracker?

Street trackers are a subset of customized (and production) motorcycles that draw heavily on the design and performance cues set forth by actual flat-track racers, adjacent to cafe racers. This usually includes chunky tires wrapped around 19-inch wheels, wide handlebars, a small tank, and a solo seat tailsection.