Absolute Engineering Cafe Racer




Date : May 24, 2022

This very beautiful one-off motorcycle was originally produced in Southern California by Absolute Engineering based out of Goleta California. There is a long list of high end, brand name specialty component items all brought together to develop this one off masterpiece of engineering and design.

The heart of the beast is powered by a 93ci (1524cc) S&S Knucklehead motor attached to a Baker six speed gear box with kick and electric start options and Baker alloy primary case. This motor has 160 original miles on it.

The frame was purpose built for the Knucklehead motor by JW Motorcycles, also known as the Norley Workshop, based out of Wales in the UK.  The front suspension is set up utilizing the inverted Ohlins front forks, CNC Racing brand triple trees, and two twin puck Brembo brake calipers, all attached to an 18 inch Borrani alloy rim with stainless steel spokes and 18 inch Avon tire.  Rear suspension is set up with Ohlins HD Piggyback remote reservoir shocks, again with Borrani wheel rim and Avon 18 inch rear tire. Gas and oil tank(s), both are clean and sealed, and front and rear fenders are hand made from aluminum billet.

The gauges are set up with handlebar mounted electronic tachometer made by Baron Custom Accessories with the speedometer mounted in the British style headlight with custom aluminum billet housing. Besides the speedo and tach, there is an oil temp gauge mounted on the right of the electric box just forward of the oil tank.

All electronics are tastefully tucked away and barely noticeable  throughout the build. The S&S Knucklehead motor utilizes the S&S “Shorty” carburetor.

I start and run the motor on a regular basis. All fluids were changed about two hours of run time. (about 6 months ago). All electronics/wiring checked, covered and replaced the coil at Penngrove Motorcycles. Over $3,000.00 of work done.

It has an electronic ignition and a dry cell 13 volt battery to give it power. All of the handlebar button controls are custom made and housed in an aluminum casing and the “Handlebar brake reservoir/lever and clutch handle assembly made by Kustom Tech’s with brass levers and hand grips that add to the overall custom look of the motorcycle. There are two seats that come with the bike. One is the Corbin Norton “Smuggler” and the other seat is a Corbin Norton “Gunfighter seat”.

The hand made custom exhaust is treated with a heat resistant black coating with a Vance and Hines muffler to carry all of the notes out the tail pipe and this bike sounds and runs awesome.

This bike won 1st place in the Rip City Riders Northern California motorcycle and car show 2021 as the best custom bike. It has a clear and current California title and registration. It is always garaged kept and covered, never dropped or ridden in the rain. Link to YouTube start up and walk around video(s):

All paperwork and receipts are included. Also included, a brand new, never worn Nexx matching full face helmet. T

Bidders are welcome to view the bike in person, or ask any questions before the auction ends.  This bike is sold as is, with no warranty.  The winning bidder must pay the $500 non-refundable deposit via PayPal within 24 hours of close of auction, with the balance due to be paid within 7 days of close of auction, by direct wire transfer.  I will gladly work with your transport company to insure an efficient and safe transfer to your location. I would be happy to reckoned a transport company that I have used many times.