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How to Build a Japanese Cafe Racer

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How to Build a Japanese Cafe Racer by Mike Seate
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There are two schools of cafe racers: Traditional and Japanese. The Traditional cafe racer demands a British chassis 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 simply because there are more motorcycles available and the basic motorcycle is less expensive. And that in turn attracts a younger participant. Rest assured that the Japanese cafe racer is not second best. Both the building and riding experience - let alone the lifestyle - is often described as 'better' than that of the Traditional if only because the creative process is easier and the resulting custom motorcycle likely more effective and reliable. "How to Build a Japanese Cafe Racer" is a very detailed, step-by-step account of the build-up of four motorcycles: A Honda 750 4-cylinder, just like the cover bike of Mike Seate's Cafe Racer: The Motorcycle; two Honda CB 450s, each one in a unique style, one built with a minimal budget; and an XS 650 Yamaha twin, today perhaps the most popular chassis of all. Seate has just launched Cafe Racer, a quarterly magazine, with over 3,000 subscribers before the second issue is published.
Release date NZ
June 30th, 2009
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Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
360 colour illustrations
Imprint
Parker House Publishing Inc
Pages
160
ISBN-13
9780981727080
Product ID
3085555

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