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:
$11,490.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
21d 16h 22m
Seller: eBay

GSX-R -- 2013 Suzuki GSX-R1000

GSX-R -- 2013 Suzuki GSX-R1000
Price:
$10,988.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
9d 10h 45m
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 10h 43m
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 11h 57m
Seller: eBay

1984 Other Makes R100 1984 Cafe Custom BMW R100

1984 Other Makes R100  1984 Cafe Custom BMW R100
Current price:
$19,900.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
5d 9h 39m
Seller: eBay

2006 Ducati Other 2006 ducati sport classic 1000

2006 Ducati Other  2006 ducati sport classic 1000
Price:
$15,900.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
3d 9h 26m
Seller: eBay

1976 Honda CB 1976 honda cb550 frame off cafe racer

1976 Honda CB  1976 honda cb550 frame off cafe racer
Price:
$13,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
9d 13h 57m
Seller: eBay

2008 Custom Built Motorcycles Nightster 2008 Harley Davidson Cafe Racer

2008 Custom Built Motorcycles Nightster  2008 Harley Davidson Cafe Racer
Current price:
$12,100.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
2
Ends in:
0d 9h 52m
Seller: eBay

1983 Kawasaki KZ 750 LTD 1983 Kawasaki KZ 750 LTD Custom Cafe Racer

1983 Kawasaki KZ 750 LTD  1983 Kawasaki KZ 750 LTD Custom Cafe Racer
Price:
$12,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
6d 3h 21m
Seller: eBay

1982 Yamaha Virago Custom Build Cafe Racer Bobber Style 1982 Yamaha Virago XV920

1982 Yamaha Virago  Custom Build Cafe Racer Bobber Style 1982 Yamaha Virago XV920
Price:
$11,999.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
6d 12h 7m
Seller: eBay

1974 Norton Commando 1974 Norton Commando

1974 Norton Commando  1974 Norton Commando
Price:
$10,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
0
Ends in:
2d 22h 29m
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:
3d 13h 27m
Seller: eBay

2013 Triumph Bonneville Triumph, Bonneville, Cafe Racer

2013 Triumph Bonneville  Triumph, Bonneville, Cafe Racer
Current price:
$9,199.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
0d 7h 3m
Seller: eBay

2008 Triumph Thruxton Custom Triumph Thruxton 900 Cafe Racer

2008 Triumph Thruxton  Custom Triumph Thruxton 900 Cafe Racer
Price:
$8,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 14h 4m
Seller: eBay

2005 Triumph Bonneville FAMOUS BIKE!!!!

2005 Triumph Bonneville  FAMOUS BIKE!!!!
Price:
$7,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 12h 30m
Seller: eBay

1966 Norton Atlas 1966 Norton Atlas 750 Classic British Bike - Restored

1966 Norton Atlas  1966 Norton Atlas 750 Classic British Bike - Restored
Current price:
$7,500.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
2d 16h 26m
Seller: eBay

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

2011 Suzuki GSX-R  2011 SUZUKI GSXR-750 TRACK DAY BIKE----LIKE NEW!
Price:
$7,495.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
2d 13h 45m
Seller: eBay

1979 Honda CB 1979 Honda CB750 Cafe Racer / Scrambler

1979 Honda CB  1979 Honda CB750 Cafe Racer / Scrambler
Price:
$7,110.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
4d 9h 27m
Seller: eBay

1969 Other Makes BSA A-65 BSA / NORTON ROAD-HOLDER CAFE RACER

1969 Other Makes BSA A-65  BSA / NORTON ROAD-HOLDER CAFE RACER
Price:
$7,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
1d 6h 32m
Seller: eBay

2011 Harley-Davidson Sportster 2011 harley-davidson 48 Custom

2011 Harley-Davidson Sportster  2011 harley-davidson  48 Custom
Price:
$7,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
0
Ends in:
3d 17h 41m
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.