The Cafe Racer Phenomenon by Alastair WalkerThe Cafe Racer Phenomenon by Alastair Walker

The Cafe Racer Phenomenon

byAlastair Walker

Paperback | December 15, 2009

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The Cafe Racer is one of the most enduring styles of motorcycle ever created, capturing the rebellious spirit of the 50s. From original Triton-building Rockers to modern-day Sunday riders on Thruxton 900s, there are thousands of enthusiasts across the world who aspire to own a road burner with old school class.  This is a look back at the glory days of the Cafe Racer, from Friday night dices on the North Circular, through the street specials craze of the Seventies, to the modern day revival.   This book includes interviews with some of the old school regulars at the Ace Cafe, and an in-depth look at the great British bike builders like Norman Hyde, Steve and Lester Harris, the Rickman brothers and Paul Dunstal, Featuring a huge, global Cafe Racer directory – listing specialist builders, spares suppliers, websites etc – alongside a unique mix of personal memories, unseen photos, iconic machines and chassis builders in profile, this book is a must for any ton-up rider.
Alastair Walker has been a Kawasaki triples fan since his teens, and has owned both the KH250 and KH400 models, the 400 being the only motorcycle he has bought brand-new in over 30 years on bikes.  A freelance motorcycle journalist since the 1980s Alastair has edited magazines such as Biker and in the UK, and contribute...
Title:The Cafe Racer PhenomenonFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:96 pages, 7.5 × 8.32 × 0.32 inShipping dimensions:7.5 × 8.32 × 0.32 inPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Veloce PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1845842642

ISBN - 13:9781845842642


Editorial Reviews

"A welcome book on the café racer scene ... a quick, but enjoyable look at some 'fab' bikes and good times." – Bike Rider

"If you were there at the time it is a must-have addition to the library, and if you were not, it may make you wish you were!" –