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Old Jan 23, 2010, 6:40 PM   #1
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This is a nice cafe racer on display, like the throw back paint job
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Old Jan 23, 2010, 10:08 PM   #2
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very interesting bike. just for curiosity, what is the term Cafe Racer for?
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very interesting bike. just for curiosity, what is the term Cafe Racer for?
Cafe racing was something that started in England in the 50'-60's. They were english built bikes, that riders uses to race from on cafe to another cafe. They would put a coin in a play a song at one cafe, race to the next one before the song ended. Their bikes were very personalize.

So modern Cafe racers are pretty much retro style bikes from that era, that has a racing style to it. You can tell cafe racer bikers style by the warn leather jackets with racing stripe and half helmets with googles. It is vintage looking, with a european flare. No Harleys.

Pretty much the modern day cafe racers are the triumph thruxton and scrambler, ducati's 1000 GT and the moto guzzi 750 classic and sport.
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oh interesting, i had never heard of that before. learn something every day.
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there are couple of members that are motorcycle encyclopedia's, and I thought I knew allot about motorcycles.
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Cafe racing was something that started in England in the 50'-60's. They were english built bikes, that riders uses to race from on cafe to another cafe. They would put a coin in a play a song at one cafe, race to the next one before the song ended. Their bikes were very personalize.

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The way I heard it was that they would race from pub to pub, with the last one to arrive buying the round, but not drinking. This tended to even things up for the next run. Of course, today, that is completely politically incorrect to even mention.

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It all started supposedly at the Ace cafe in england. That is why "cafe" is in the name.
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There's a good movie, made back in the early '60's called The Leather Boys ......with Rita Tushingham and Dudley Sutton . It's not all about motorcycles, but motorcycles, cafe racing, the Ace Cafe, the clothes, culture, the British scene, etc...are all featured. Good movie.

Here's a review.

http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&source...ypa13cC2Q2OI6Q
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Those are great looking bikes!! Thanks for info, pretty cool!!

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Thanks bhammitt
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