The Suzuki GN cafe Racer is a style of customized motorcycle. It is used for short distances and not for road trips. It is customized for highs speeds and good handling và wheeling rather than comfort. Moreover, riders tent khổng lồ customize these motorcycles as light as possible!

It was first used by some British bikers in the the early 1960s. The term derived exactly for the purpose of this bike where the bikes were used for quick và shorts between cafés in the city. First rider team who used that term was the Rocker or “Ton-Up Boys“.

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“Cracking the ton on a classic. Not some carbon fiber shrouded super bullet, but a bike with some style, history and more momentum than a dual leading shoe can handle. It doesn’t have to lớn be British (but it helps) and you don’t have khổng lồ be a ROCKER.” by the Ton-UP Boys

Considering customizing your motorcycle into a cafe Racer? Take a look on this!

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GN 125 coffe Racer | by Sanchopenx

Of course, many of those guys started using Suzuki GN 125 & 250 for that purpose. Both models are easily adaptable & meet all the critirias so as lớn be customized into a cafe racer. Have a look in the best Suzuki GN 125 and 250 cafe racer list.

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Suzuki GN 125 Red Caferacer by Duong Doan

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Motorcycle journalist Peter Egan was the first who suggested the term started on the 1960s. Also, American freelance writer Wallace Wyss in 1973, wrote that the term café racer was originally used derogatorily in Europe to describe a “motorcyclist who played at being an Isle of Man road racer” & was, in fact, “someone who owned a racy machine but merely parked it near his table at the local outdoor cafe.” Finally, in 2014, journalist Ben Stewart described the café racer as a “look made popular when European kids stripped down their small-displacement bikes khổng lồ zip from one café hangout to lớn another.


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1980 Suzuki GN 400 custom built

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In addition lớn light-weight, lightly-powered engine & minimalist bodywork, the café racer usually options distinctive the usual “applied science”. Low, slim handlebars – called clip-ons (two separate bars that bolt on lớn every fork tube), clubman or ace bars (one piece bars that attach khổng lồ the unique mounting location however sink và forward) – enabled the rider to lớn “tuck in”, reducing wind resistance & rising management. In conjunction with the rearward placed seat, the posture usually needed rearsets, or rear-set footrests & foot controls, once more typical of athletics motorcycles of the time. Distinctive or full race-style fairings were typically mounted lớn the forks or frame.

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Hey still there? Did you like them? I am more of scrambler guy :). But something about this bikes make me wanna start customizing mine! Be sure to check the other Suzuki GN styles!

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