I think the racer is the bike, but it can be of any make.
The state of mind that Lefty refers to, IMO, is doing everything in your power to make it faster and lighter, possibly even breaking road laws to do it, but they MUST be modded. You cannot buy a Cafe from a shop. They must also have clip on handle bars.
"By looking at the difference between perceived danger and actual danger, you can fundamentally change your reaction." Chris Hadfield.