Main Motorcycle: 71 Bonnie
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Only 2 states to be in... Victoria and pissed.
Other Motorcycle: 2012 T100
Extra Motorcycle: You can have more than 2?
A cafe racer is not a bike.
I was tempted to resurrect any number of cafe racer threads where the thread turns into a bun fight over what exactly a cafe racer is.
It has to have this configuration blah blah blah.
I have been thinking about this for a while, and my conclusion is that a cafe racer is the person sitting on the bike. The bike brand is not relevant.
To my way of thinking the original cafe racers in merry old England were some sort of a cross between a squid and a redneck. A good old fashioned poor arsed hoon with insufficient money to buy a decent bike, so he and his mates would cobble together any old crap they could get their hands on and ride the piss out of it.
Cafe is a mindset, not a particular type of bike.
Am I close?
"If I had known how bad the road was going to be in spots before heading up there, I most likely would not of even attempted the ride, all I knew was that a bunch of softcocks on beemers do it all the time so there was no reason I couldn't do it."