How To Build A Cafe Racer by Doug MitchelHow To Build A Cafe Racer by Doug Mitchel

How To Build A Cafe Racer

byDoug Mitchel

Paperback | January 23, 2013

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What's old is new again, and the newest trend on the block is Cafe Racers.

Written by well-known motorcycle and automotive author Doug Mitchel,How to Build a Café Racerstarts with a history lesson. While those first bikes were built in the UK for racing from cafe to cafe, the current rage for Cafe Racers has definitely spread to the US.

Converting a stock motorcycle to a Cafe Racer requires more than a fairing and a few decals. The book starts with chapters on planning and choosing an appropriate bike, followed by chapters that detail the modifications that will likely be embraced by anyone converting a stocker to a rocker. From shocks and tires to engine modifications, Doug's book lays out each type of modification and how it's best carried through.

The center of the book holds a gallery of finished bikes. These are not just Triumphs or Nortons, but nearly every brand imaginable from Japan, Italy, the UK, and Germany.

The final chapters include two, start-to-finish cafe builds. This is the chance for the reader to see how professional shops take a stock Honda, Triumph, or Ducati and convert it into a fast, sexy, and functional Cafe Racer, ready to race from cafe to cafe on Saturday night, or around the race track on Sunday afternoon.

Title:How To Build A Cafe RacerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.38 inPublished:January 23, 2013Publisher:Wolfgang PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1935828738

ISBN - 13:9781935828730

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