CAFÉ RACERS

Cafe Racers – A motorcycle once synonymous with youth counterculture of the 1950s and 1960s, (namely ‘Rockers’) have seen a resurgence in the first two decades of the 21st century. With an assertive stance, lean, though, sometimes muscular silhouette, this stripped-back street racer has attracted new riders and experienced riders back into the saddle.

Amateur enthusiasts of the ’50s and ’60s once stripped back their street bikes and transformed them into cafe racers, to emulate factory racers.  Nowadays, factories look towards ‘New Wave’ custom culture, with which the custom built cafe racer is now more commonly associated, for inspiration to design retro motorcycles.

The shed/yard-built culture lives on and has transformed the motorcycle industry in recent years. Many of those bike builders are now professional and fabricating bikes with finishes that rival global motorcycle manufacturers except to your specification –  so it’s easier than ever to commission your dream custom café racer. 

Here we’ve listed some of the finest custom motorcycle workshops and bike builders, who specialise in building custom Café Racers.

ROA Motorcycles Custom Triumph Bonneville

ROA MOTORCYCLES

ROA Motorcycles is a Madrid-based custom shop founded in 2014 by architect and industrial designer Jaime Fenwick,... Read More...
Retro Bikes Croatia 1977 Kawazaki Z650 HERITAGE

RETRO BIKES CROATIA

Retro Bikes Croatia (RBC) is a motorcycle workshop based in Zagreb, with a penchant for customising vintage or modern-classic... Read More...
Storik 1975 Triumph Trident Rafale-F

STORIK

Laurent Amann was trained in France and has an extensive engineering-design background in the automotive industry. He is always extending his expertise... Read More...
Lions Den Motorcycles Yamaha SR500 right-side

LIONS DEN MOTORCYCLES

In the idyllic English countryside, on a farm just north of London, you'll find an extraordinary custom workshop; Lions Den Motorcycles. Maybe it's the unusual location or... Read More...
Cafe Racer SSpirit Bratstyle Yamaha | CustomBIKE.cc

CAFE RACER SSPIRIT

Cafe Racer SSpirit, is based in beautiful San Sebastián (Gipuzkoa) and is home to a team of four dedicated and conscientious custom motorcycle creators.... Read More...
Dauphine Lamarck Honda TLV 125 | | CustomBike.cc

DAUPHINE – LAMARCK

Established in 2012, Dauphine-Lamarck specialises in customisation work, on motorcycles with smaller displacement engines. The focus is primarily on vintage/classic Honda 125cc motorbikes.... Read More...
FUEL Bespoke Motorcycles Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer | CustomBike.cc

FUEL BESPOKE MOTORCYCLES

Fuel Bespoke Motorcycles, aspires to be more than just a custom motorcycle workshop or brand. This outfit sees their work as a way of life and has produced a range of motorcycle clothing, to match that lifestyle. ... Read More...
Wrench Kings Honda CMX450-1 | CustomBike.cc

WRENCH KINGS

While the Wrench Kings, primarily build cafè racers, trackers and scramblers, they're happy to get their wrenches around virtually any machine that... Read More...
Kingston Customs, Yamaha Yard Built

KINGSTON CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES

Founder of Kingston Custom Motorcycles, Dirk, has oil and gasoline running through his veins. Considered one of the most experienced motorcycle racer and mechanic on ... Read More...
Xcrambler Cycles BMW Model- R60/5 | CustomBike.cc

XCRAMBLER CYCLES (USA)

Xcrambler Cycles in Miami, Florida, are a team of dedicated engineers, designers and bike builders. With a wealth of experience, this workshop undertakes... Read More...
Foundry Motorcycles BMW R80 front | CustomBike.cc

FOUNDRY MOTORCYCLE

Foundry Motorcycle, undertakes all types custom work; from minor modification to full custom bike builds. With a background in art, sculptural metalwork and ... Read More...
BAAK MOTOCYCLETTES Bonneville Alliance | CustomBike.cc

BAAK MOTOCYCLETTES

BAAK Motocyclettes is a custom workshop based in Lyon, with four-strong team of passionate expertise behind it. This workshop activity focuses on... Read More...