Archive for the ‘600’ Tag

Norton Featherbed Cafe Racer (Not Quite Complete)

Up on eBay right now is this Norton Featherbed cafe racer. Or should I say partially completed cafe racer. Most of the major bits are there, but a few things are missing. First, the seller does not have carbs installed, but has a set of Amal 930 carbs that will be thrown in for an extra $200. And then you will need to find some kind mufflers to put on there. The motor is a 1969 Atlas 750 that has supposedly been modded, and the Featherbed frame is a 1962 600SS.

If you can live with the caveats listed here and in the seller’s listing, this might be a great bike that will really turn heads once it is completed. Just go into the purchase with eyes open expecting to have to do a bit of work. Bidding is currently at about $3K with just over 4 days left…

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Suzuki GSF600 Cafe Fighter

I’ve posted a couple of street fighters before, but here is one that splits the difference between street fighter and cafe racer quite nicely. Based on a GSF600 Bandit post-tip-over, this bike brings a bit of classic cafe styling to a modern-ish bike with current suspension, wheels/tires, and brakes. Nice details abound, from the paint job to the fuel filler cap, and it looks like the whole bike was done with an eye on a clean finished product.

Although I wish the seller well in his bid to get $8,500 for the bike, I think he will have better luck with the Best Offer feature in his listing. I’ll be sure to do a “How Much Was It Worth?” post after the sale…


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