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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Bonneville Triumph Thruxton R 1200 Miles Warranty Cafe Racer

Bonneville  Triumph Thruxton R 1200 Miles Warranty Cafe Racer
Price:
$12,900.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
15d 12h 46m
Seller: eBay

GSX-R -- 2013 Suzuki GSX-R1000

GSX-R -- 2013 Suzuki GSX-R1000
Price:
$10,988.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
10d 12h 40m
Seller: eBay

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:
23d 11h 43m
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:
5d 12h 39m
Seller: eBay

Bonneville Bonneville T214 Britsh Customs Arrow Exhaust Brat Style Cafe Racer!

Bonneville  Bonneville T214 Britsh Customs Arrow Exhaust Brat Style Cafe Racer!
Price:
$6,900.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
9d 14h 58m
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:
3d 0h 23m
Seller: eBay

1964 Norton Custom 1960's Style Cafe Racer

1964 Norton Custom  1960's Style Cafe Racer
Price:
$16,999.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
3d 13h 29m
Seller: eBay

1959 Norton NORFIELD OTHER

1959 Norton  NORFIELD  OTHER
Current price:
$15,000.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
0d 19h 4m
Seller: eBay

2014 Harley-Davidson Sportster Harley Davidson cafe racer

2014 Harley-Davidson Sportster  Harley Davidson cafe racer
Price:
$13,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
0d 15h 34m
Seller: eBay

1982 Custom Built Motorcycles xv920 Yamaha Virago 920 cafe racer

1982 Custom Built Motorcycles xv920  Yamaha Virago 920 cafe racer
Price:
$13,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
0
Ends in:
1d 13h 20m
Seller: eBay

1980 Yamaha XS 850 1980 YAMAHA XS 850 CAFE RACER

1980 Yamaha XS 850  1980 YAMAHA XS 850 CAFE RACER
Price:
$9,250.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
13d 15h 19m
Seller: eBay

2008 Triumph Thruxton Custom Triumph Thruxton 900 Cafe Racer

2008 Triumph Thruxton  Custom Triumph Thruxton 900 Cafe Racer
Price:
$9,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
5d 14h 10m
Seller: eBay

2011 Suzuki GSX-R 2011 SUZUKI GSXR 750 TRACK DAY BIKE----STUNNING!!

2011 Suzuki GSX-R  2011 SUZUKI GSXR 750 TRACK DAY BIKE----STUNNING!!
Price:
$8,999.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
0
Ends in:
3d 8h 20m
Seller: eBay

2015 Triumph Bonneville Triumph, Bonneville, Thruxton, Cafe Racer, Scrambler,

2015 Triumph Bonneville  Triumph, Bonneville, Thruxton, Cafe Racer, Scrambler,
Current price:
$8,500.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
4d 15h 33m
Seller: eBay

1977 Honda CB 1977 Honda CB750 SOHC Vintage

1977 Honda CB  1977 Honda CB750 SOHC Vintage
Price:
$7,950.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
3d 11h 7m
Seller: eBay

2012 Suzuki GSX-R uzuki GSXR 600

2012 Suzuki GSX-R  uzuki GSXR 600
Price:
$7,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 6h 37m
Seller: eBay

1981 Yamaha XS Custom Built!!! 1981 Yamaha XS650 Cafe Racer Brat Motorcycle Frame Restoration!!

1981 Yamaha XS  Custom Built!!! 1981 Yamaha XS650 Cafe Racer Brat Motorcycle Frame Restoration!!
Current price:
$7,500.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
3d 20h 53m
Seller: eBay

1981 Yamaha virago 1981 Yamaha 750 virago cafe racer

1981 Yamaha virago  1981 Yamaha 750 virago cafe racer
Price:
$7,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
4d 9h 4m
Seller: eBay

1974 Custom Built Motorcycles Cafe Racer 1974 Honda CB360 Custom built Cafe Racer

1974 Custom Built Motorcycles Cafe Racer  1974 Honda CB360 Custom built Cafe Racer
Price:
$7,110.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 14h 56m
Seller: eBay

2000 Yamaha V Star Customized Yamaha V-Star 650 bobber cafe racer custom build

2000 Yamaha V Star  Customized Yamaha V-Star 650 bobber cafe racer custom build
Current price:
$7,000.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
0d 19h 32m
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.