A celebration of the spectacular cafe racers from around the globe created by individuals, and all based on Italian motorcycles.
There have been plenty of books published about Italian motorcycles, and a few covering the cafe racer genre, but none has covered the evolution of the Italian sportsbike into the Italian cafe racer - until now.
Coming from a nation with a great motorcycle racing heritage, Italian motorcycles have, unsurprisingly, always had a sporting flair. This book lifts the lid on the growing trend of custom Italian cafe conversions, illustrated in detail with stunning images of select sporting, racing, and cafed Italian motorcycles.
Italian Cafe Racers celebrates stunning Italian bikes from all over the globe. From the old to the modern, from horizontal-singles to inline sixes, this book reveals these stylish machines in all their innovative glory. Whether you're a entusiasta, a follower of the cafe racer culture, or simply appreciate beautiful bikes, this book is guaranteed to interest and inspire â¦ see the 'cafed' side of Italian bikes.
About the author
Uli Cloesen has been involved with motorcycles since 1975. His riding career started with a Maico MD50 road bike and grew into owning several BMWs, Yamahas, a Kawasaki and a Royal Enfield. Through his years of motorcycle ownership the art of turning standard motorcycles into custom bikes always intrigued him. Uli lives in New Zealand and continues to write new motorcycle books.