BMW & MOTO GUZZI
CAFE RACER TV November 6th, episode I - 2013
velocity channel part of discovery channel
Moto Guzzi 850 T3 Cafe Racer
Guzzi's SHOCKING MPH!
Ben & Eric Bostrom Bros take this Guzzi for a surprising ride.
The Cafe Racer TV "Guzzi Build" starts with Big Beefy forks.
....the GUZZI before Shot
"My modest beginnings are like most...a dirt bike, into 80's MOD scooter scene with 50/60's Italian scooters/motors...then a need to go faster and farther...hence motorcycles. After years of frustration with shops, machinist cost , and always always working on a budget. I learned a few things about how to turn two wheels & wrenches... I've always loved "Cafe Racers", European Motors, Custom bikes, Brits, Italian Scooters, "Rat Bikes", American, you name it... A passion for over 25 years. It's hard to believe that it has been this long...but, can't wait for the day to drag a knee around a corner with my son. I'm giving the best service, and I want riders to experience some of the fun I've had... Vintage Motorcycles are the foundation." Patrick
Berlin says " Woof.. T-Shirts R here!"
(go to: MOTO 4-Sale)
*Grrrr Cover - City Bike Magazine: I know, I did the pose as a joke...and it's GreyDog Moto not Gray. I'm no tough guy, I assure you..
Must they make these "new" bikes so complicated?
OTHER CAFE RACERS
(Other builders who have done excellent jobs! I'm a big fan...)
This 1969 BSA Rocket 3 cafe racer is at least as fast as it looks.
CAFE RACERS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE UNIQUE
The entire concept of the cafe racer started out as a very personalized, totally unique, hand-built motorcycle that expressed the owners' own tastes. Strangely, most classic British cafe racers are Triumph motorcycles and/or Norton motorcycles. Not so strange, I suppose, when you consider that Triumphs were by far the most common & widespread of all classic British motorcycles; and Nortons just begged to be 'cafed'. In fact, Norton built some of the first factory cafe racers. But if you want to talk
Triumph cafe racers,
or Norton cafe racers,
we have other pages for that. This section is devoted to all Classic British Cafe Racers that AREN'T Triumphs or Nortons. Which makes them even more unique. Enjoy....
1970 EGLI-VINCENT CAFE RACER
This drop-dead-gorgeous Egli-Vincent is actually an all-new replica in an original 1970 Egli frame, and thus titled as a 1970. The engine is brand-new & tuned to Black Shadow specs. Menani hubs front & rear (the front is a 2-sided TLS unit). WOW!!.
(These photos taken at the 2011 Clubman's All-British Weekend Motorcycle Show in San Jose CA on March 26, 2011. Classic-British-Motorcycles.com set up a photo studio & took free pictures of any bike at the show. What better way to get truly "EYE-POPPING PHOTOS"?)
1969 BSA ROCKET 3 CAFE RACER
This awesome 1969 BSA Rocket 3 cafe racer is one of the best put-together custom bikes I've seen. First class all the way. The engine has been breathed on by Charlie Barnes of Triple Tecs & is just about as full-race as you can take on the streets. Over 7 pounds was removed from the crankshaft alone, before being rebalanced. It also has a 5-speed gearbox. Lots of subtle polished brass accents, including screws & bolts, even the chain! (These photos taken at the 2011 Clubman's All-British Weekend Motorcycle Show in San Jose CA on March 26, 2011. Classic-British-Motorcycles.com set up a photo studio & took free pictures of any bike at the show. What better way to get truly "EYE-POPPING PHOTOS"?)