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.
"It is not the man who has too little but the man who craves more who is poor" Jose Mujica