Archive for the ‘cb200’ Tag

1975 Honda CB200T Cafe Racer

When I first saw this bike on eBay, I was instantly drawn to it. The picture was kind of small, and the bike definitely passed the 10 foot test. But the more I think about it, and the more I look at all of the pictures, the less impressed I am. I’m not a huge fan of the seat-sitting-on-top-of-the-subframe-rails look, and the clip-on area is quite busy, but not much is accomplished there. However, it does come pre-numbered if track days are your thing.

Interestingly enough, the seller will combo-pack this bike with a CB350 cafe racer done up in a similar manner if the buyer wants (see the last picture I posted). Overall, it is a somewhat decent cafe racer that just needs some finishing up to be, well, better than its current state. And maybe the protuding pod filters could be ditched in favor of something that looks a little less street-tracker.

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BMW R-Series Cafe Racer Seat

For your perusal, a fiberglass cafe racer seat for BMW R-Series models. The bikes pictured below are pretty sweet, an that is a good looking cafe seat on them. These bikes are generally as reliable as can be, and they build up into really nice cafe racers. The bikes can be bought for a reasonable sum, and there are lots of them still around.

The listing claims fitment for 1973-1984 R90/6 and R100/7 models, plus fitment to some other beemers, Hondas, and Yamahas that may require some fiberglass trimming. The price ($155 + $20 shipping) seems mostly reasonable compared to the other offerings out there, and the feedback for these seats has been good. If you have one of these seats on your bike, send me a pic and a description and I’ll post it!


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1963 Honda Superhawk Cafe Racer, Kind Of…

Not quite a frankenbike, but definitely a creative amalgam of Honda parts, this cafe racer is truly a nice piece of work. Diminutive and minimalist, there is nothing here that doesn’t belong. The front end is extremely well done, mating an old-school headlight/instrument nacelle to CB200 forks with a drilled out drum, with the narrow clip-on bars setting the stage for the rest of the bike. A lengthened CB200 tank stretches back to a narrow cafe-style seat, and low-ish 2-2 pipes complete the look.

What I particularly like about this bike is that it creates a classic and minimalist cafe racer in a way that probably didn’t break the bank. Sure, stretching the tank probably cost a couple of hundred, but there isn’t anything else about this build that goes crazy from a price standpoint. And best feature by far, the brass knuckle bonded to the ignition switch. Perfect for rumbles between the rockers and the mods!!!


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