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What Is A Cafe Racer?

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The term ‘café racer’ often appears on adverts for old motorbikes for sale, but where does the term come from?

This superb clip tells you exactly where and why the bikes are built the way they are.

Taken from an era when racing motorbikes on the road wasn’t frowned upon, café racers of today turn heads wherever they go. Even those who don’t ride motorbikes love them and, as one guy in this video say, “Chicks dig ’em!”

Grab a brew, pull up a chair and enjoy a bit of nostalgia, café racer style…