Cafe Racers

Autore: Michael Lichter
Editore: Motorbooks
ISBN: 1627882006
Grandezza: 69,44 MB
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DIVA photographic chronology of some of the fastest, most stylish, and most individualized bikes in motorcycling history./divDIV /divDIVOriginally used as a slur against riders who used hopped-up motorcycles to travel from one transport café to another, “café racer” describes a bike genre that first became popular in 1960s British rocker subculture—although the motorcycles were also common in Italy, France, and other European countries. The rebellious rock-and-roll counterculture is what first inspired these fast, personalized, and distinctive bikes, with their owners often racing down public roads in excess of 100 miles per hour (“ton up,” in British slang), leading to their public branding as “ton-up boys.” Café Racers traces café racer motorcycles from their origins in the mid-twentieth century all the way into modern times, where the style has made a recent comeback in North America and Europe alike, through the museum-quality portraiture of top motorcycle photographer Michael Lichter and the text of motorcycle culture expert Paul d’Orléans. Chronologically illustrated with fascinating historical photography, the book travels through the numerous ever-morphing and unique eras of these nimble, lean, light, and head-turning machines. Café Racers visually celebrates a motorcycle riding culture as complex as the vast array of bikes within it./div

How To Build A Caf Racer

Autore: Doug Mitchel
Editore: Wolfgang Publications
ISBN: 9781935828730
Grandezza: 67,78 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Cafe Racers

Autore: Mike Seate
Editore: Parker House Publishing Incorporated,Csi
ISBN: 9780979689192
Grandezza: 25,83 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A fascinating expose of the culture of the cafe racer - a motorcycle culture which emerged from WWII in the UK and the USA. Today, it's in the midst of a huge restrspective.

Caf Racers

Autore: Rich Taylor
ISBN: 9780307125651
Grandezza: 53,14 MB
Formato: PDF
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Discusses cafe racers, small motorcycles whose customized bodies, engines, and brakes are favored in road racing.

Cafe Racers

Autore: N. Kumar
ISBN: 9781533347343
Grandezza: 25,96 MB
Formato: PDF
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Cafe Racer has two implications since it can indicate a sort of a cruiser, or a man who rides on the bicycle, the motorcyclist. The two implications go back to the 1960s in the Rockers bunch, which was an English Counterculture association. It can likewise be alluded to as the Ton up Club. The gathering was dominatingly settled in England however it was basic too in Germany, Italy and some other European countries. The Rockers were a rebellious gathering of youthful counterculture men, who were eager for velocity, and thus they needed to infer an approach to tweak motorbikes to fit the rate they needed. The particular bicycles were intended to go starting with one transport Cafe then onto the next on the blood vessel motorways that interlinked English urban areas and towns. The thought process of upgrading a standard motorbike to fit the determinations of a Cafe Racer was to achieve a velocity of 11 miles for each hour, which was alluded to as 'the ton'. The rockers would take difficulties of 'record-dashing', where a rider would ride from a Cafe to a foreordained place and back to the same Cafe before a melody could place to the end on the jukebox. A racer could for instance race from Pro Cafe that is arranged on The North Roundabout Street - NW London to the then Holder Path intersection (the these days well known Holder Path Gyratory Framework) and back to the Expert Cafe. A portion of the celebrated tunes were under two minutes in length and subsequently the racers had the test of navigating the 3 miles back and forth trip at top velocity to beat the time. The rockers were partial to rockabilly melodies, whose pictures are implanted in rockabilly culture to date. Owning a Cafe racer these days is fun since it can take you puts both truly and socially. Exemplary bicycles proprietors structure clubs that sort out get-away, races and appears. You can appreciate a visit ride with the clubs you join and you will never be shy of fun.

Bmw Cafe Racers

Autore: Uli Cloesen
Editore: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845845293
Grandezza: 77,36 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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Showcasing fantastic custom BMW café racers from all over the globe, from the old to the new, this book presents them in all their innovative glory. Featuring owner's stories and technical descriptions, BMW Café Racers is a book guaranteed to interest BMW fans and members of the café racer scene alike - see the 'caféd' side of BMW.

Cafe Racers Of The 1960s

Autore: Mick Walker
Editore: Crowood Press UK
ISBN: 9781872004198
Grandezza: 17,53 MB
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Renowned motorcycle expert Walker profiles the exciting range of nostalgic '60s cafe racers superbike specials in this easy-to-use reference. Includes chapters on Goldie, Triton, Dunstall, Rockers, Homebrew, Cottage Industry, and Foreigners.

Cafe Racer

Autore: Devin Blast
Editore: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781542413497
Grandezza: 24,74 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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Cafe Racers For Beginners! How to Build Your Own Basic Cafe Racer With Timeless Style Are You Ready To Learn ALL About Cafe Racers? If So You've Come To The Right Place... No experience with bikes? No worries! This book is suited to the absolute beginner that's looking to get started with Cafe Racers whether this be for your own enjoyment and a sense of self-accomplishment or perhaps even to make some extra cash as a side business... the choice is yours! Here's A Preview Of What This Book Contains... What A Cafe Racer Is And How To Build One Issues To Consider: Building On Different Budgets and Built Vs. Bought Cafe Racers7 Guide to Choosing the Base Bike Parts Required: Working with the Gas Tank Parts Required: Rebuilding the Engine Parts Required: Working with the Suspension The Bodywork of your Cafe Racer The Working of Silver Working on Parts and Accessories And Much, Much More!

The Cafe Racer Phenomenon

Autore: Alastair Walker
Editore: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845842642
Grandezza: 31,33 MB
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The Café Racer is one of the most enduring styles of motorcycle ever created, encapsulating the rebellious spirit of the 50s. Featuring a huge, global Café Racer directory alongside a unique mix of personal memories, previously unseen photos, iconic machines and chassis builders in profile, this book is a must for any 'ton-up' rider.

How To Build A Japanese Caf Racer

Autore: Mike Seate
Editore: Parker House Publishing Incorporated,Csi
ISBN: 9780981727080
Grandezza: 24,60 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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There are two schools of cafe racers: Traditional andJapanese. The Traditional cafe racer demands a Britishchassis and a British engine. The Japanese cafe racer -based most typically on a Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Yamaha- does not and thus appeals to a wider audience simplybecause there are more motorcycles available and the ......