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A fella I know is restoring a Honda Bros. He's planning on doing it as a cafe racer.
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Here's part 1 on his channel.
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Old 22nd April 2020, 08:08 PM #2
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From the still pic in that vid I thought he was creating some sort of land speed bike.
Best of luck to him, I subscribed and will watch the progress.
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Based on the first video I'd say the progress will be slooooooooooooooow.

Still, I couldn't do it, at any speed
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What the fuck is with lads and Cafe Racers?

Let's get a perfectly good and well engineered bike and make it as uncomfortable as possible with coupons and a shit brown seat!

What the fuck is wrong with people?

And don't give me "ah sure Johnny it's art" shite.
Bikes are meant to be ridden not fucking looked at for their beauty or lack there of in a cafe racers case.


I wish any lad who takes on a project and fair balls to yer man cos he has his work cut out for him but I fucking hate home made cafe shite. Just do a standard resto.

Fucking hipsters and their notions started this shite!
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There’s always exceptions ,I remember 2strokey did a nice mc22 cafe racer....and he did a few trips to Mondello on it. I think it’s when you start going down the route of form over function,a lot of these cafe racers are built for instagram pictures. Bros could turn out well,but it’d be nicer to see a Bros restoration to original rather than another modified one
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Oooh, I remember that. Some piece of art when he finished. Never did hear who he sold it to
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Can’t remember either,but it was still going strong a year or so ago....ironically being the thread that it is ,he built the tail unit from an old rusted out Bros tank that I had. Some work went into it
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Originally Posted by johnny b
What the fuck is with lads and Cafe Racers?

Let's get a perfectly good and well engineered bike and make it as uncomfortable as possible with coupons and a shit brown seat!

What the fuck is wrong with people?

And don't give me "ah sure Johnny it's art" shite.
Bikes are meant to be ridden not fucking looked at for their beauty or lack there of in a cafe racers case.


I wish any lad who takes on a project and fair balls to yer man cos he has his work cut out for him but I fucking hate home made cafe shite. Just do a standard resto.

Fucking hipsters and their notions started this shite!
I have a shit brown seat on the bandit but it ain't a cafe racer......
What's coupons????
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I have a shit brown seat on the bandit but it ain't a cafe racer......
What's coupons????
Coupons = Clip ons
In my roid rage I missed my auto correct error.

Love everything about your bandit just not a fan of the brown seat.

Im sure there are things in my garage ok would not fully support either but I gaurentee there are no brown seats in there!
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proper cafe racer is okay; it's the damn street fighter thing I cant stand. I broke my fairings so I ripped them off and called it a street fighter
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Originally Posted by johnny b
Coupons = Clip ons
In my roid rage I missed my auto correct error.

Love everything about your bandit just not a fan of the brown seat.

Im sure there are things in my garage ok would not fully support either but I gaurentee there are no brown seats in there!
Haha, I'm not going to knock anything in your garage lad, I value my life......
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proper cafe racer is okay; it's the damn street fighter thing I cant stand. I broke my fairings so I ripped them off and called it a street fighter
That's how streetfighters started.Now you have guys destroying perfectly good bikes for "art"
Take a bike that's worth 2 grand,spend another 2 grand to end up with a bike worth 500e.
Then sell it to a guy who spends 2 grand putting it back the way it was before you started.
Yeah makes sense alright
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Its usually the dudes with zztop beards,piss pot lids, stupid tattoos, and wallets on a chain that are into them. More of a lifestyle accessory than anything else. Dont get the attraction of the "bobber" look or most of the cafe racers either. Can understand 50 years ago guys taking bits off their 40hp bikes to lighten them, but now?
As far manufacturers churning out "retro" stuff (triumph bonneville, bmw rninet, yamaha xsr, honda cb1100) just dont think that everything in the past is worth revisiting.
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I agree with the anti cafe brigade, the cbr250 mentioned was quite nice, but I think the problem is you've the majority of people making cafe's that have no business even sketching a motorbike let alone modifying one. ive seen a few brosses now that have been "cafed" which involves chopping the subframe so that half the wheel is behind the end of the bike. It think its a simple case of the lines of the bike being incorrect, similar to people putting cbr600 rear ends onto an nc30, it starts to look arseways and not as good a result as simply maintaining the shape of the bike and improving it in its general form
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Its usually the dudes with zztop beards,piss pot lids, stupid tattoos, and wallets on a chain that are into them. More of a lifestyle accessory than anything else. Dont get the attraction of the "bobber" look or most of the cafe racers either. Can understand 50 years ago guys taking bits off their 40hp bikes to lighten them, but now?
As far manufacturers churning out "retro" stuff (triumph bonneville, bmw rninet, yamaha xsr, honda cb1100) just dont think that everything in the past is worth revisiting.
I think you're describing the cruiser/chopper brigate there moreso than the cafe racer but theres definate overlap

For the retro bikes, Id probably agree up to a point, I definately prefer them to the design of a brand new cruiser, I suppose they are pandering to what is popular atm, some bikes could be just a standard naked model but there is the odd bit of retro chrome or shaped seat to appeal to the retro crowd. Fair enough if it helps you sell a bike I suppose, but Id happily consider any of the bikes you mention if they were sold sans retro flair
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I wish more manufacturers would make bikes with spoked wheels tbh!! Cast wheels dont look cool and 95% of projects I've seen fellas do!!

Bar like the 5 and 6 spoke oem ones from the 80s on certain bikes!
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Originally Posted by Rockster
Its usually the dudes with zztop beards,piss pot lids, stupid tattoos, and wallets on a chain that are into them. More of a lifestyle accessory than anything else. Dont get the attraction of the "bobber" look or most of the cafe racers either. Can understand 50 years ago guys taking bits off their 40hp bikes to lighten them, but now?
As far manufacturers churning out "retro" stuff (triumph bonneville, bmw rninet, yamaha xsr, honda cb1100) just dont think that everything in the past is worth revisiting.
Yeah but I wouldn't say no to a new Kawasaki Z900rs

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Yeah but I wouldn't say no to a new Kawasaki Z900rs
Awful looking thing..i've seen better modded Z1's than that abortion....imo...

Plenty of nice cafe racers out there..fortunately in this country theyre being built by bike guys, it not a fashion thing with them..its actual skill....(plenty of shit ones too tho..!!)...
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Dont get me wrong, I wouldn't trade my old z900 for one, but if you forced me to buy a new bike, it'd be well up the list. I have to admit there aren't many new machines I like the look of, excepting a few of the retro styled yokes.
One of the few post 2000 bikes I'd consider is the gsx1400 or the xjr1300.
Anyway the lad should bung an Africa twin lump into the bros for the craic.
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Dont forget the nicest..ZRX.....New bikes have no soul.......dont get me started on the Katana....
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