I like it, I would rather have some nice Hagon, or repro style shocks on it though. If I had the money and a place for it I would ride it to work.
What the hell do you guys want? A modern bike that looks like its old skin deep or an old bike built today the same as back then?If your going authentic, as I have read from Beach' most bikes back in the day did not do the ton, it was the goal, it was the magic number. My favorite so far is that Velo Thruxton replica. Very nicely done. Those rear shocks and fender hoops gotta go but I like it.
A British tuned 500 Indian Bullet reached 112 mph 2 years ago [ officially timed ]. Cafe Racer'd and with a small Avon half fairing.My own "Race " Bullet [ 500 ] topped out in the flying kilo at 111.8 mph back in 1968.I'll dig out some details.BTW - when the current CEO took over there was talk of resurrecting the 700 Constellation they had been working on around 1999. ............................. oh er.
I would never want a single as a cafe racer, because the engine character of a single is not racy in anyway (imho).
Stumbled across a Royal Enfield Cafe Racer that they have came out with for 2013. Looks pretty cool but I doubt it has any performance updates. http://austin.craigslist.org/mcd/3405473594.htmlfound more infohttp://www.returnofthecaferacers.com/2012/01/royal-enfield-cafe-racer.html
BSA Gold Star, anyone?/quote]+ ............................ Manx, AJS 7R, Matchless G50, Ducati, Aermacchi, etc.,etc.,etc.
I like the new Enfield Cafe Racer, but I still like mine alot better!