KAWASAKI ZEPHYR 750 BY BARN BUILT BIKES

Top 5 Kawasaki Zephyr Cafe Racers

Kawasaki Zephyr is an underappreciated classic (at least in some regions of the world). It looks nice. It is a proper tribute to a legendary Kawasaki Z1. Every single version is an inline four, air-cooled, twin cam. They even released a couple of series with spoked wheels. … Read More ›

Honda CBX 750F "La Maja Desnuda"

Honda CBX 750F “La Maja Desnuda”

It seems like there is a fashion for CBX around the corner, as this is another one featured within a couple of weeks apart. This particular build has two fathers: Francesco “Paura” Curci (designer and well known Italian rapper) and Angelo “Low” Caliendo (builder and customizer). The donor … Read More ›

Honda CX500 by KerkuS Motorworks

Honda CX500 by KerkuS Motorworks

Honda CX500. One of the most commonly modified motorcycles. I’m quite sure, that if not for the custom scene – it would have been a forgotten piece of Japanese engineering. As it’s neither pretty or a good machine (considering the competition it had to face). … Read More ›

Honda CB750 by MessnerMoto

Honda CB750 by MessnerMoto

Featuring a CB750 is a tricky thing. Generally – we’ve seen it all. CB Four stock is a thing of beauty – spoked wheels, one of the best-looking air cooled engines ever and the iconic tank. Just put on some short tail, clip-ons and You … Read More ›

Ducati 750SS by Kaspeed Moto

Ducati 750SS by Kaspeed Moto

I almost posted a long-awaited CB750 build… But I can’t help it when I see an Italian performance machine… turned into an old-school street racer. Ducati’s most successful take on the “cafe racer” concept was a brilliant looking Sport Classic. Surprisingly they cancelled it only after … Read More ›

1977 BMW R100/7 by Kott Motorcycles

1977 BMW R100/7 by Kott Motorcycles

Located in L.A. area, Kott Motorcycles released tens of custom motorcycles to date. Many of them were published on the biggest blogs. Their styling is very flexible and the range of donor bikes they work on is wide. Somehow I’ve never featured any of their … Read More ›

Triumph Thruxton R

Contemporary Cafe Racer… Part 2

Last week I wrote about a fashion for Cafe Racer among builders and customizers. And this fashion’s quite obvious problems. I’m all about custom bikes and what they represent, but I’m also trying to be respectful to the origins and the real soul of this … Read More ›