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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-06-2015, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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How do you feel about all the cafe racers? I personally love seeing all the old bikes back on the road with a fresh new look!

I got into bikes with my first bike- 75 RD350! So I have a soft spot for the vintage!! I love the monsters as they carry over that simple look!

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I am also getting excited since my monster is getting closer, and have had some progress on my vintage Duc Racer

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Depends on the builder......I either love em or hate em. The originals were built for pure speed 1st & style a distant 2nd if at all. Seems to me most of the ones I've seen built since the craze took off again are the opposite. If you want to spend a boatload of time and cash to build something to ride to the bar and admire, buy a Harley. It's all about essence.

I love to see all the guys rebuilding CB400/500/550's with nice skinny light weight wheels and upgraded suspension and racing the hell out of them, granted there "slow" but I'm thinking of joining that crowd! Rather have an RD though!
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Can't stand em.









I will be buying the new Triumph Bonneville Thruxton R next year. Should look great parked next to the Paul Smart.

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I dropped off a bit with not having any vehicles running- was a tad depressed lol. The monster is still down, but getting closer..

I do want to buy another RD to mod a bit and race Man that thing is such a fun little bike!

The Triumph never quite stuck with me. I think they're done fabulously, just don't tickle my fancy :P

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I love them if they're done right. I have a partially built CB cafe bike in my office. I walked away from the project about a year ago with the best of intentions. Now it's just a cool conversation piece.
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...parked next to the Paul Smart.
It's crazy what kind of money those things are bringing.

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I don't know if it's "bringing" or "asking". I've seen one sitting on eBay around $21,000 for some time, while another just hit at $35,000. Not sure what it all really means.

Might have to scratch the Thruxton R..................... Something red caught my eye yesterday.

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I really love classic cafe racers, but not the "new retro". And I've seen a beautiful goldwing cafe and a super ugly one.

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Might have to scratch the Thruxton R..................... Something red caught my eye yesterday.
Do tell, do tell...

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