maandag 29 juni 2009

Plymouth 36's great Honda

While going trough some caferacer forums I came across these pictures. I think plymouth's done a very, very good job. He made a great choice by giving the bike a patina paintjob instead of a shiny new one. You can see more pics of his build here
Goodbusy!! (loosely translated from a Dutch expression ;))

vrijdag 26 juni 2009

Flinstone motorbiking: A running steambike!

Came across this clip on youtube. Practical? No. Beautifull? debatable. Cool? Hell yes!

maandag 22 juni 2009

DBBP's modern view on a caferacer

I'm not a big fan of most modern bikes. The simple design and mechanics on an old bike is just so much classier than most new, computer aided, designs. Simple is almost always better..... But this computer design by DBBP just looks great.
More info on DBBP here

zaterdag 20 juni 2009

"motorcycle girl"

"motorcycle girl"

Artist: Joel Brandwein

Virago update

We've been working on the XV again. I fnished the electro/batteru box, we used a leaf spring for the sadle mound, made a rear fender and the new inlet manifold:

woensdag 17 juni 2009

Today's caferacer

A Dutch Ducati:

The joy of motorbikes part I

These pictures really show the joy motorcycling can give you. It's a cliché, but a picture does say more than a thousend words. Look at them, would any of these pic have been nearly as cool if that had a car instead of a motorbike in them?

dinsdag 16 juni 2009

Jacqui van Ham

Jacqui van Ham from America rides the world on her vintage BMW. You can see the photo's en read the stories of her journeys on het website

your attention please....

I started this blog to keep people who are interested posted on the progress on my BMW caferacer and the XV920 I'm building with a friend.  To make this blog more attractive I decided to post pictures and stories of other subjects aswell (not nessecarily caferacers). If you would like your story, bike or photo's here (or if you have suggestions), feel free to mail me.


It is my intention to place only stories and foto's that in some way stand above others, that have an air of quality. I'm trying the same for the sites I've linked to, so if you have a spare minute, I can really recommend you to click on a few of them.

Enjoy the blog!

Floris' DDR Tracker

Ever since I've seen the first pics of this bike I just can't get it out of my mind. The builder is Dutchman Floris Velthuis. His blog

Random caferacer pics

maandag 15 juni 2009

zondag 14 juni 2009

The dumb way round

They call it dumb, I call it heroic! These guys are going arond the world on 70 year old motorbikes.
See their adventures here:

Random caferacer pics

Why? Because I can.

1939 BMW TT Wins.

70 years ago BMW won with this bike. The pictures are just too cool not to post.

CX500 rebuilds!

I learned how much fun it is to customise a motorbike a few years ago. Together with a friend (The same guy I'm now building the Virago chopper with) I bought an very old and very worn down Honda CX500.  We tried to make a classic chopper out of it, I think we succeeded....

The CX500 is a very, very cheap bike to buy over here in the Netherlands. It's also quite a lot of fun to ride. So when my girlriend wanted a motorbike it was only logical to start looking for a CX. We found one, stripped down in parts. It had been lying in someone's shed for at least a decade. It's one of the first CX500's in Holland (March 1977) and it was in excellent condition with a very low milage. My girlfriend wanted my to build the bike in such a way that it would be very easy to return it to it's original state, so I didn't do anything to radical. She loves the bike now.