2017 Custom Cafe Racer
- May 17, 2017
- Category: Other
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This hand built motorcycle was created by renowned builder Ardent Motorcycles. Their motorcycles have been exhibited in the top invitational motorcycle shows in America. They have also been featured in web and magazine articles in the US and all over Europe. The Organic Cafe is their latest build. It was chosen for the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Austin Texas.
This bike has a hand built frame, hand fabricated polished aluminum tanks, a custom made swingarm, custom foot controls and exhaust. The engine is a fuel injected 1200cc Harley Davidson Sportster engine. The engine had head porting and machining to increase compression to 11:1. It has a mild street cam to increase breathing and performance. The engine has been professionally dyno tuned to assure perfect fueling for the modified engine. It makes 84.5 Horsepower and 77.9 LbFt of torque. It has a Power Commander V for fuel management.
The front end of the motorcycle is a GSX-R600 that was rebuilt with new bushings and seals. The brakes and bars are from the same bike. Wheels are for a CBR1000RR and were adapted to the GSX-R front end. Tires are Continental Contimotion sport bike tires with 120 front and 190 rear sizes. Rear shocks are TEC Alloy gas units and have adjustable rebound damping. Rear brakes are from a CBR1000RR. The bike has full street legal lighting and controls and is registered and licensed in Michigan. LED turn signals and brake lights are almost invisible when off. It has an Auto Meter speedometer and indicator lights for turn signals, high beam, neutral, oil pressure and fuel.
The bike is new except for a few miles of testing to assure that all components are working as designed.