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Honda CBR900RR Fireblade cafe racer

Cafe ‘Blade: A home-built Honda CBR900RR cafe racer

We’ve learnt to never underestimate garage builders. After-hours projects are usually executed with little money, but an abundance of time—and that sparks creativity and ingenuity. This home-built cafe racer is sharp and minimalistic, but it’s also a bitsa of the highest order. Using a crashed 1996 Honda CBR900RR Fireblade as a donor, builder Leo Poulsen…

Suzuki GSX-R1100 cafe racer by Rusty Wrench Motorcycles

Bushido: A Suzuki GSX-R1100 with Katana style

If the next wave of custom motorcycling is focused on retro sportbikes, we’d be okay with that. The 90s are stacked with potent four-cylinder donors, hidden under massive fairings with loud graphics. So there’s potential there—if you know how to liberate it. Named ‘Bushido’ after the ancient Samurai code of honor, this stripped-down Suzuki GSX-R1100…