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I've heard of something called a cafe racer in a lot of magazine articles. Could someone tell me what a cafe racer is :confused , because i have no idea other than it's some kind of bike.
 

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A cafe racer is a older bike with lots mods mostly custom, like rear sets, clipons, fairings, lots of engine work.custom exhausts, it started with the british bikes then kawasaki steped up with the kz900, kz1000. like in the movie mad max. mine is only a 550 but it gives you a idea of what they looked like.





mine is very mild compared to some.
 

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mushin_042 said:
So they're like an early sportbike?
more or less. the sv650 (the one in my avatar) can also be considered one. basically its an unfaired sportbike with a flyscreen or whatever.
 

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chammer said:
more or less. the sv650 (the one in my avatar) can also be considered one. basically its an unfaired sportbike with a flyscreen or whatever.
But I thought some (mostly HD people?) call sportbikes cafe racers, too.
 
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