In 1973, American freelance writer Wallace Wyss, contributing to Popular Mechanics magazine, wrote that the term café racer was originally used derogatorily in Europe to describe a "motorcyclist who played at being an Isle of Man road racer" and was, in fact, "someone who owned a racy machine but merely parked it near his table at the local outdoor cafe." The term developed among British motorcycle enthusiasts of the early 1960s from Watford, and London, specifically the Rocker or "Ton-Up Boys" subculture, where the bikes were used for short, quick rides between cafés, in Watford at the Busy Bee café and the Ace Café in London.
– enabled the rider to "tuck in", reducing wind resistance and improving control.
Новые товары — это абсолютно новые, неиспользованные, нераспакованные и неповрежденные товары.
With bodywork and control layout recalling early-1960s Grand Prix road racing motorcycles, café racers are noted for their visual minimalism, featuring low-mounted handlebars, prominent seat cowling and elongated fuel tank – and frequently knee-grips indented in the fuel tank.
Although the Vigor performed adequately on and off the road, Isidore felt with a bit of work the torquey single could be transformed into a decent cafe racer, and he was right.
Dual Sport motorcycles have very different proportions to your average cafe racer, so Isidore set about salvaging and retro-fitting the single-sided swingarm from a Honda VFR800 and a Yamaha R1 front end.
This custom Honda FX650 Vigor comes from French builder Isidore Delgrosso and his Meca Services 92 workshop.
Powered by the same 650cc thumper found in the Honda Dominator, this cafe racer started out its life as a dual-sport motorcycle.
The singleoverhead- cam, four-valve RFS Racing Four-Stroke) engine spent a good amount of time in KTM’s off-road motorcycles, achieving a level of refinement and performance we came to value when testing the biggest Katoom.
In stock form, the 525XC is an open-class fighter—tons of power, comfortable Ohlins suspension, a lightweight chromoly frame and a whole...
No rider who has ever thrown a leg over KTM’s 525XC can call it slow— and if they have, they might need to take some time off for a mental rebuild.
Stock, it will outrun just about any other sport quad on the market today, save for KTM’s own 505SX.
Another hybrid was the "Tribsa" which had a Triumph engine in a BSA frame.