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Old 08-27-2009, 10:40 AM   #1
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A really cool direction! (450cc single Cafe')

http://thekneeslider.com/archives/20...al-cafe-racer/

Talk about a great first bike, or great fun bike for experienced riders!

240 pounds wet and with somewhere around 55 horsepower, holy fun batman!




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As for Design Cycle, we plan on offering kits in various forms (estimate late October availability/delivery for version 1.0; version 2.0 which will be a different style …available ~December 09):
If you own a CRF450R, then we can sell you just the street legal chassis (title included). If you want the complete chassis (minus the engine), that will be the next level kit. Top level kit, will be a running/driving CB450R.

Some other points, we built this kit knowing that you could run it as a street legal bike…and at the end of the day…put the CRF components back on your dirt bike that day for competition on the dirt track. Very quick to put together and apart.

FYI: My previous background was as a Motorcycle Design Engineer for Honda R&D.

You can contact us at (850) 656-0014 Tallahassee, FL for more details. Website does not have this bike on it, but emails come to me.
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:50 AM   #2
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:51 AM   #3
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Re: A really cool direction! (450cc single Cafe')

I can only imagine what the kits will cost....
Great concept though- it'd be a fun street-cafe thumper.
The seat(pan) doesnt look too comfy though, it might need a lil padding for the boys.
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:57 AM   #4
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Re: A really cool direction! (450cc single Cafe')

Definitely looks like a fun experiment, just saw this posted in the cool bike thread.
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Old 08-27-2009, 11:04 AM   #5
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Re: A really cool direction! (450cc single Cafe')

I like the idea of a light, (relatively) easy-to-maintain bike with a kick-start to boot. I'd buy that in a heartbeat if the price was right. The only thing I would change about that is actually in the looks department - the tank. But I guess thats a personal thing. Otherwise... awesome.
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Old 08-27-2009, 11:19 AM   #6
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Re: A really cool direction! (450cc single Cafe')

That thing is bad ass.
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Old 08-27-2009, 11:29 AM   #7
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Re: A really cool direction! (450cc single Cafe')

This could be a trend that could change motorcycling going forward, and its at a performance level that should be acceptible to most for commuting and urban/suburban use. (To help stave off the scooter revolution)
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Old 08-27-2009, 11:36 AM   #8
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I like that, but how will the 450 engine stand up to street use? Is the maintenance going to be a pain like euro SM bikes?
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Old 08-27-2009, 12:10 PM   #9
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Re: A really cool direction! (450cc single Cafe')

Back in the early 80s the Ducati 250 and 450 Desmo singles were kings of the gorge twisties where I lived. They were actually a late 60s / early 70s model I believe and creamed any bike on the twisties.

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Old 08-27-2009, 12:47 PM   #10
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I like this even better than the Buell Blast cafe racers I've been drooling over.
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