Eastern European builders are the 2016 AMD World Championships Cafe Racer class winners!
Ukraine-based Iron Custom Motorcycles (ICM) from Kharkov took “Beckman”, a hand-made 56hp, 555сс 3-cylinder 2-stroke engine driven racer to the competition and they won.
Good job guys!
Last day, Marty from Redstar Garage , dropped me a mail with this two bobbed Trumps.
Usually when it’s time to talk about old Triumph’s i tend to be super critical and really conservative. But with this hardtail frames and gorgeous details I’m just looking and cannot tell anything.
This is the latest project- “KaffeeMaschine 8” of Axel, built for Guillaume Bureau, living in Switzerland.
He wanted a pure Cafe Racer with a moderate riding position and some space for a pillion rider, to share the corners of the Swiss Alps with his girl.
The donor bike was a Le Mans 2 which got a total revision of engine/transmission/cardan drive, besides some HTMoto tuning with a dynamically balanced crank assembly, 1000ccm cylinders/pistons, electronic ignition and a handmade, stainless steel exhaust system.
Alluminium rims are Morad, shocks are Ikon, FAC dampers in the fork, Motogadget instrument, connected to a custom-built wire loom.
The brake system was improved by modern cylinders, stainless hoses and a new rear caliper on a brake torque support.
The alluminium parts are handmade and sanded semi-matt, as usual. Brushed tank and fenders this time though, to match the rough wrinkle paint on the valve and generator covers and the classic structure black on the frame, lights and tank. The handcrafted seat was upholstered with genuine leather, as well as the handlebars.
Some selected “Kaffeemaschine” parts will now be available individually on Axel’s website.
The donor bike was a Le Mans 3, which already had Le Mans 4 heads and bigger carbs, so it was a good basis to give it the full show with 1040ccm cylinders and powerful HTMoto tuning with dynamically balanced crank drive, special cam, twin spark heads, electronic ignition and bespoke exhaust system. The rest of the technique was overhauled and I gave it my minimal wire loom.
The brakes were revised and modified with modern brake pumps and stainless steel hoses.
The fork got progressive springs, modern dampers and new bleeders.
Rear shocks are special Ikons, built for Kaffeemaschine.
Instrument is Motogadget, wheels are Morad.
All alloy parts were handmade, as usual.
A lot of work got into the tank, showing my new design, as I wanted to design a classic, elegant tank, putting emphasis on the Guzzi´s unique geometry and shape. Tank and seat are available upon request.
The bike was built for Brian Cowan (UK), who wanted a pure custom racebike for vintage racing. His preconditions were: fast, red/silver, cast wheels. And he wanted to ride the biker´s classics (next week) with it, so the schedule was tight. If you are there and see him riding his red “Kaffeemaschine” rather slow- he still has to break in his brandnew engine…
That is a modified/tuned V11 unit (1040ccm, 95hp), combined with a 1980 frame- the Guzzi racer was built from single components. Dry weight is 176kg. I modified a LM1 fairing and chose a Magni-shape GFK tank. The fork is a revised Guzzi original with modern dampers and springs, shocks are special Ikon ones, brake components are new and improved. All other parts are handcrafted, as usual.
Well, what about this two Ironhead 1000cc based Harley’s from DP Customs?
The fist, the “Look Right” hardtail with BAR Honda’s official colors makes my adrenaline rush.
The second “Naked Cafe” with those square lines and the Audi Team’s Le Mans winning colors gives me the impression of freedom to ride…
This night Axel Budde (Kaffeemaschine) from Hamburg (Germany) sent me this custom cafe racer built for Gustav Larsson (Monaco).
The donor bike was a Le Mans 3. The engine was modified with 950ccm cylinders, balanced crank drive, performance cam, electronic double ignition and a lighter clutch. It already had a rare, straight geared racing transmission, which was revised. Wheels are Morad with stainless spokes. Shocks are Ikon, the fork got new tubes and Fac dampers. A minimal electrical system including a Motogadget instrument was built. ALL special components on the bike are handcrafted.
Dry weight is 180kg, power is 82hp.