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How to Build a Cafe Racer
by Doug Mitchel


Overview - What's old is new again, and the newest trend on the block is Cafe Racers.

Written by well-known motorcycle and automotive author Doug Mitchel, How to Build a Cafe Racer starts with a history lesson. While those first bikes were built in the UK for racing from cafe to cafe, the current rage for Cafe Racers has definitely spread to the US.  Read more...


 
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Overview
What's old is new again, and the newest trend on the block is Cafe Racers.

Written by well-known motorcycle and automotive author Doug Mitchel, How to Build a Cafe Racer starts with a history lesson. While those first bikes were built in the UK for racing from cafe to cafe, the current rage for Cafe Racers has definitely spread to the US.

Converting a stock motorcycle to a Cafe Racer requires more than a fairing and a few decals. The book starts with chapters on planning and choosing an appropriate bike, followed by chapters that detail the modifications that will likely be embraced by anyone converting a stocker to a rocker. From shocks and tires to engine modifications, Doug's book lays out each type of modification and how it's best carried through.

The center of the book holds a gallery of finished bikes. These are not just Triumphs or Nortons, but nearly every brand imaginable from Japan, Italy, the UK, and Germany.

The final chapters include two, start-to-finish cafe builds. This is the chance for the reader to see how professional shops take a stock Honda, Triumph, or Ducati and convert it into a fast, sexy, and functional Cafe Racer, ready to race from cafe to cafe on Saturday night, or around the race track on Sunday afternoon.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781935828730
  • ISBN-10: 1935828738
  • Publisher: Wolfgang Publications
  • Publish Date: January 2013
  • Page Count: 144


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