Monday, August 22, 2011

EL POQUITO


AKA "The Little One"

This nicely done cafe started out as a 1969 Honda CB350 and was tastefully brought back to life by the guys at Benjie's Cafe Racers.  Along with building beautiful cafe racers, BCR is also well known for their custom one off tanks and seats primarily made of fibreglass.

 For this build they originally wanted to quickly put together a cafe by painting a checkered stripe down the tank, adding some clip-ons and finding a new rear tail.  But they wanted to create something a little different and I'm glad they did.

Making the tank the centrepiece of the bike they based their design on the Norton's Manx and Matchless's G50.  They fabricated a 2 into 1 trap disc silencer out of stainless, a fibreglass tank and seat, along with a more aerodynamic front numberplate which also acts as a cowl.  More subtle details included the Stainless bars, rear-sets and top triple modified to house the speedo.

The one thing I like about their bikes are the overall lines of the tank and seats.  They always flow so well together.

You can read more details about this build on their website




[All photos taken from Benjie's Cafe Racers website]

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