Cafe Racer Motorcycles

So what exactly is a café racer? – motorcycle folklore would have it that a café racers were born in the late 1950’s, and were a peculiarly British concept. Rock and Roll loving Teddy Boys, followed later by the Rockers of the 1960’s converted their roadster style bikes into loose replicas of the motorcycles ridden by contemporary racing heroes such as Hailwood, Surtees and Minter and combined with what was then a thriving coffee bar culture, would often (illegally!) race between café’s on their modified bikes. Usually sporting clip on style handlebars, rearset footrests and controls, aluminium fuel tanks and mudguards, plus straight through exhaust pipes that often sailed perilously close to legality, popular bikes including BSA, Triumph, Norton and even more exotic machines such as Vincents were fair game when it came to café racer conversions.

 

Cafe Racers For Sale

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Kawasaki KZ 1981 Kawasaki KZ w/ Warranty - Easy Financing & Delivery

Kawasaki KZ  1981 Kawasaki KZ w/ Warranty - Easy Financing & Delivery
Price:
$7,995.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
22d 12h 37m
Seller: eBay

Honda CL77 1966 Honda CL77 Scrambler 305 Cafe Racer

Honda CL77  1966 Honda CL77 Scrambler 305 Cafe Racer
Price:
$6,995.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
4d 13h 33m
Seller: eBay

GSX-R -- 2011 Suzuki GSX-R 600

GSX-R -- 2011 Suzuki GSX-R 600
Price:
$5,975.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
20d 11h 20m
Seller: eBay

Suzuki VanVan 2017 Suzuki VanVan 200 Used

Suzuki VanVan  2017 Suzuki VanVan 200 Used
Price:
$3,974.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 1h 17m
Seller: eBay

2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000 LE DUCATI PAUL SMART 1000 LE CAFÉ RACER

2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000 LE  DUCATI PAUL SMART 1000 LE CAFÉ RACER
Price:
$43,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
7d 13h 50m
Seller: eBay

1973 Honda CB 1973 Honda CB750 Cafe

1973 Honda CB  1973 Honda CB750 Cafe
Price:
$34,999.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
0
Ends in:
2d 22h 24m
Seller: eBay

1968 Norton Commando Dunstall Genuine 1968 Paul Dunstall Norton Commando 750

1968 Norton Commando Dunstall  Genuine 1968 Paul Dunstall Norton Commando 750
Price:
$29,995.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
16d 22h 7m
Seller: eBay

1978 Other Makes CB Vintage Honda

1978 Other Makes CB  Vintage Honda
Current price:
$20,000.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
2d 10h 25m
Seller: eBay

2016 Harley-Davidson Softail 2016 Harley Davidson CVO Pro Street Breakout 578 miles!

2016 Harley-Davidson Softail  2016 Harley Davidson CVO Pro Street Breakout  578 miles!
Current price:
$18,500.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
2d 11h 59m
Seller: eBay

2014 Triumph Other 2014 Triumph Thruxton 900 Custom Cafe Racer

2014 Triumph Other  2014 Triumph Thruxton 900 Custom Cafe Racer
Price:
$17,999.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
3d 9h 6m
Seller: eBay

2005 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200R Sportster - Pro Build - Custom - Roland Sands T

2005 Harley-Davidson Sportster  1200R Sportster - Pro Build - Custom - Roland Sands T
Current price:
$11,900.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
5d 10h 5m
Seller: eBay

1992 BMW R-Series R100 Custom Cafe Racer

1992 BMW R-Series  R100 Custom Cafe Racer
Price:
$11,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 21h 14m
Seller: eBay

1956 BSA A10 TriBsa Cafe Racer

1956 BSA A10  TriBsa Cafe Racer
Price:
$10,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
3d 5h 49m
Seller: eBay

2016 BMW R-Series 2016 BMW R nine T, Silver with Visible Weld Aluminum Tank

2016 BMW R-Series  2016 BMW R nine T, Silver with Visible Weld Aluminum Tank
Price:
$10,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
9d 19h 36m
Seller: eBay

Sportster Roadster 2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster Roadster 1,323 Miles Black Denim

Sportster Roadster 2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster Roadster 1,323 Miles Black Denim
Price:
$9,995.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 12h 34m
Seller: eBay

1976 BMW R-Series BMW Cafe Racer

1976 BMW R-Series  BMW Cafe Racer
Price:
$9,250.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
5d 12h 13m
Seller: eBay

2008 Harley-Davidson V-ROD 2008 Harley Davidson VROD VRSCAW "Wide Tire"

2008 Harley-Davidson V-ROD  2008 Harley Davidson VROD VRSCAW "Wide Tire"
Price:
$9,150.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 16h 41m
Seller: eBay

2016 Triumph Bonneville 2016 Triumph Thruxton 1200 R - Free Fairing and marked down to GO!

2016 Triumph Bonneville  2016 Triumph Thruxton 1200 R - Free Fairing and marked down to GO!
Current price:
$8,888.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
1
Ends in:
6d 15h 33m
Seller: eBay

2015 Triumph Other 2015 Triumph Thruxton 900 Ace Cafe

2015 Triumph Other  2015 Triumph Thruxton 900 Ace Cafe
Price:
$8,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
0
Ends in:
0d 16h 58m
Seller: eBay

2012 Suzuki GSX-R uzuki GSXR 600

2012 Suzuki GSX-R  uzuki GSXR 600
Price:
$8,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 6h 22m
Seller: eBay
 
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Though the style had largely faded away by the seventies, the scene is once again flourishing among retro and classic motorcycle fans and several major manufacturers offer café racer models in their range.