29 Nov Differences between modern Cafe Racers and their ‘50s precursors
If this isn’t your first time visiting Bolt Motor Co.’s blog, you’ll know that the desire for owning a Café Racer doesn’t listen to reason.
Today, we’ll discuss Cafe Racer bikes in detail; their paradoxes, curiosities, and everything you need to know to understand why these custom bikes are sweeping the motorbike scene.
Modern Café Racers emulate those broken-down bikes in the ‘50s used to race from café to café to the beat of the jukebox. Back in the day, the priority was to strip them down to make them as light as possible, regardless of their look. Nowadays, things have changed. Above all, what’s important about a Café Racer is their rebel styling, so they are intentionally built to turn heads and to be coveted by all.
Modern Café Racers and their ‘50s ancestors share the name but little else. They are no longer raced from café to café, but more like admired from a café. Yes, you probably wouldn’t take your Café Racer to a race, but it would steal the first prize in a beauty show.
Moreover, true beauty lies in the fact that you possess something exclusive and a one-of-a-kind prototype. Every Café Racer is unique because even if they might carry the same base bike, they are all in different condition and the customisation possibilities are endless. In this way, it’s practically impossible to build two identical Café Racers.
So what’s next if you want to have your own Café racer?
Bolt Motor Company is a customisation garage specialising in Café Racer in Valencia. We like to work hand-in-hand with bike owners to brainstorm the best way to build the Cafe Racer of their dreams. We always listen to their requirements and put in our expertise so they can build the motorbike that’ll own their heart for the rest of their lives.
Think no more, tell us which is the Cafe Racer of your dreams and we’ll guide you through the entire process. We remind you that we can provide a detailed sketch of your Café Racer after customisation so you can be 100% sure that you’ll love it. Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re expecting you!