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Old 10-12-2008, 11:20 PM   #166
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AlKay191
I'm sure I'm missing something........
but what exactly makes this bike a Caferacer?

In today's motorcycling world the term Caferacer
has become a catchall for any naked bike that has been transformed to look like a bike from the late 50's- early 80's sporty bike.

That is in some variation
Low handlebars or clip-on
rear set foot controls
"bum" stop seat or seat hump
these are the three basics that make a "Caferacer" just that.

Add to that a dizzing array of doohickeys and tidbits that people toss on these bikes to make them look "cool" including
at least some form of checkerboard graphics and a sticker that proudly proclaims "CAFERACER" or a round decal with the numbers 59 in the center.
Sometimes both...

This includes stock bikes like the Triumph thruxton and the Ducati Sport Classics.

Me personally, I really, like BMW cafe bikes.
Even when they are "soft" as the wudo bike.
I rather prefer the more crazy bikes but as long as someone rides it and is happy that's the thing.

There's just something about taking a "gentleman's" bike
and turning it on it's nose.
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