John Pittman sent us this link to a great set of photos shot by Simon Crubellier at the Ace Cafe. Nice mix of bikes, still life and character pics. Definitely worth your time to flip through and dig into.
Check it out here: www.flickr.com/photos/simon-crubellier/sets/921790/
This 1972 Norton Commando Flat Tracker that I ripped off ebay is just straight up beautiful and sexy. Not sure who ended up buying it, but if it’s you, please drop me a line with some more pics and specs.
Here are some for tech details and hit the read more link at the end of this post to see all the pics.
1972 Norton Custom Flat Tracker Racer
* Built with an American made REDLINE “Flat Track” Nickel alloy frame
* Oil tank is in the spine of the frame
* Rebuilt Norton 750 Commando engine and 4 speed transmission
* Pair of AMAL carbs
* Front and rear disc with Norton-Lockheed calipers
* Custom made alloy mufflers down the left side just below the seat
* AKRONT rims - 19” front with 18” rear with Avon tires
* Front steering damper
* Pair of rear Marzocchi Strada gas/oil shocks
* Hand made fast back tail cone
* Red metallic paint on tank and front fender
* Rare original tiger face tail light lens
* Front headlamp brush guard
* Hand fabricated battery box
* Built by Peter Barard of the Greater Boston area
June 14th, 2008 by grail21 in Cafe Racer, Moto Art & Pics | No Comments
From the Mass BIA show in May.
Photo (C) Grail Mortillaro 2008
Digging this ‘72 Norton Cafe - wish I had saved the info along with the pics.
Lifted from ebay awhile back.
Matt sent me a link to these pics and I gotta say, love the simplicity of this bike and the fact that someone spent some time with a model of bike that doesn’t usually get much attention.
May 19th, 2008 by grail21 in Home Built Motorcycles, Cafe Racer | Comments (4)
Check out more pics here: 1969 CB450
This 1972 XL250 makes me feel funny in my pants - this betty is shit hot.
Built by nvr2old on the cycle world board.
For a while I thought I was going to get my hands on an SR400 / 500, so I started gathering a collection of inspirational pics. I never ended up getting the bike, but I figured I’d share the pics since they are no doubt rad bikes. A lot of these were built by Bratsyle and Deus, both shops kill it. Some other randoms SRs in there as well - dig into it.April 18th, 2008 by grail21 in Cafe Racer, Moto Art & Pics | No Comments
Is it me, or are there more people building Triton’s these days? Maybe I just never paid much attention to it, but there seems to be more people jumping on that train. Cool by me cuz I dig checking’ em out. Here’s a blog by a brit chap living Seattle. He’s in the process of documenting his build - a 1956 Norton Dominator featherbed frame with a 1958 Triumph T110 650cc motor - bitchin’
I dig checking out the process and progressions others go through with their build. It’s always motivating when you’ve got your own build going on (or even dreaming of a build) and I dig seeing how other folks find solutions to the inevitable issues they face.
Rock it: http://tritonproject.blogspot.com/February 9th, 2008 by grail21 in Cafe Racer, Motorcycle Websites | No Comments
From the mailbox: I got very little info on this boss Triton when it was sent in - essentially here is an article about my bike. Great, except the article is in a language I can’t read (Hungarian maybe?). However, the bike is bitchin’ and the pics are great, so here it is.
You can check out the original article here; maybe you can decipher more of it than I can. If so, drop some knowledge in the comments section below.Cafe Racer, Bitchin' Bikes | Comments (4)
I actually forgot about the pics I shot at the Lars Anderson museum European Motorcycle show earlier this year until I randomly stumbled upon them last night. Lots more coming, including a bunch of the sweet Trump chop built by our pal Bugles. Here is a quick first batch of some of the beauts that were on display that rainy day. The Rickman you see below was absolutely flooring, mint as can be - I don’t think it had ever seen a mile of road time - a museum piece for sure. Lots of jaw dropping scoots that day, keep your eyes peeled for more shots I’ll be posting.Motorcycle Events, Cafe Racer, Bitchin' Bikes | Comment (1)
November 1st, 2007 by grail21 in Cafe Racer | No Comments
Cafe freaks, check out this blog for lots of delicious bike porn and tech tips:
Return of the Cafe Racers