Top 5 Fake Facts about Cafe Racers

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  • Published on Aug 17, 2018
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    (Legendado em Português)
    During the last 5 years, i discovered that there are several myths about Cafe Racers.
    Some of them are true, but there are also the fake ones.
    And that is what this video is going to clarify.
    The Top 5 most fake Facts about Cafe Racers.
    Enjoy.
    My special thanks to Pedro Torres, for his great help with my english.
    Here is the list of all motorcycles shown on this video:
    0:00 BMW K100 by Retrorides by Lorenço
    0:15 BMW R80 RT by Vintage Room Motorcycles
    0:33 Honda CX 500 by Backdoor Garage
    1:18 Honda GL 1000 Goldwing by Krakenhead Customs
    1:31 Triumph Bonneville by PI Customs
    2:09 BMW R100 Sprintbeemer by Lucky Cat Garage
    2:30 Yamaha SR 400 by Capêlo’s Garage and Elemental Rides
    2:48 Honda Rebel 300 by Zeus Custom
    3:09 BMW R100 R by Curteskin Atelier
    3:17 BMW K100 by Retrorides by Lorenço
    3:24 BMW R80 by ROA Motorcycles
    3:50 BMW R100 by National Custom Tech
    4:10 BMW R80 by Ton-Up Garage
    5:41 Honda CB 125 - The Spark of Racer TV
    5:57 Honda CX 650 by RACER TV
    6:24 Honda CX 500 by PopBang Classics
    6:48 Honda CB 550 By Little Horse Cycles & The Enginethusiast
    6:50 Honda CB 125 - The Spark of Racer TV
    6:54 BMW R80 by Ton-Up Garage
    7:01 Yamaha XV 750 Virago by Eak K Speeed
    7:09 Honda tornado 250 by vida bandida motorcycles
    7:17 BMW R90s by By Sebastien Beaupere
    7:24 Harley Davidson Street 750 by Rajputana Customs
    7:55 BMW R100 R by Curteskin Atelier
    8:03 Yamaha RD 125 by Pedro Garbelini
    8:09 Honda CG 125 by Fernando Casado
    8:48 Honda CB 125 B6 from Racer TV
    9:03 Honda GL 1000 Goldwing by Krakenhead Customs
    9:17 Ducati Pantah 350 by Capêlos Garage
    9:27 BMW R100 R by Curteskin Atelier
    9:39 Honda CB 500 Four by Fate Customs
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Comments • 779

  • Cowboy Animal
    Cowboy Animal Day ago

    Fact: Most modern day cafe racer riders are homosexuals who have no idea how to ride or maintain motorcycles and have decided to take beautiful motorcycles and turn them into rat bikes instead of restoring them.

  • Chef Mike
    Chef Mike Day ago +1

    Is this a computer talking? It's a nice voice, I wonder who it is.

    • RACER TV
      RACER TV  Day ago

      Yes. I use this "robotic" voice created by software, because I'm Portuguese, and my bad English accent (and voice), can ruin the documentary character that I like for my videos. I already tried a real American voice in one of my videos, but things didn't work as I expected. Curiously, the robotic voice sounds very good for all non-English natives. Cheers.

  • Santhosh Karthic
    Santhosh Karthic 5 days ago +1

    🛑 I'm going to buy royal enfiled gt650 next month😍..🇮🇳🚦

  • Oscar Torres
    Oscar Torres 10 days ago

    Yea but I’ll tell you what...you get truck loads of pussy!! That is no myth bro!

    • RACER TV
      RACER TV  7 days ago

      Loool. It makes some sense. :) Cheers.

  • Jaap Doedes
    Jaap Doedes 11 days ago

    you can also put a leather luggage carier on a cafe racer i have seen those

  • Cameron Hursthouse
    Cameron Hursthouse 15 days ago

    That voice is incredibly annoying.

    • RACER TV
      RACER TV  15 days ago

      Unfortunately, things are more complicated than most people may think. I use this "robotic" voice created by software, because I'm Portuguese, and my bad English accent (and voice), can ruin the documentary character that I like for my videos. I already tried a real American voice in one of my videos, but things didn't work as I expected. Curiously, the robotic voice sounds very good for all non-English natives. Cheers.

  • Walter Majors
    Walter Majors 16 days ago

    The best part of this video is at 1:24.

  • Ekrem Alp
    Ekrem Alp 16 days ago

    Rj??

  • Froosi Froosii
    Froosi Froosii 16 days ago +2

    Stunning Quality
    Thumbs up
    Thanks for sharing

  • Michael Hayward
    Michael Hayward 17 days ago

    What a load of hipster shite.

  • TommyTwobats
    TommyTwobats 19 days ago +1

    Why not empty the tank and make it a baggage compartment and use the frame to store fuel? I think ou could put 10-15 litres in a frame? And then add a fuel pump?

  • TheAutoworks
    TheAutoworks 20 days ago

    Like for the intro

  • Tron Born
    Tron Born 20 days ago

    Too bias..

  • Michael James
    Michael James 21 day ago

    This is easily the worst video on cafe racers ever created and whoever wrote the narration is a complete moron.

  • Michael James
    Michael James 21 day ago

    "Some of the myths are true." That's deep.

  • Moto Bike
    Moto Bike 26 days ago

    Im doing repairs and reviews, feel free to subscribe and we can all learn ru-clip.com/video/cOzPweH0UYs/video.html

  • anthony joshua faustino

    sir how do you fix the clip on bars hitting the gas tank issue?

  • Eye Ball
    Eye Ball 28 days ago +2

    Just to say ..i am not a cafe racer type of rider ..but I respect and enjoy their appeal, esthetics, and beauty.. great vid ..thanks for putting it up

  • Chris
    Chris 29 days ago

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    I have a video of the Bobber on my RU-clip Page, Check It Out, Thanks.

  • arika rahman
    arika rahman Month ago +3

    i use kawasaki KZ200 cafe racer as a daily ever since 2003, short or long route. never been bored & thank god i see Racer TV.... you guys are inspiring

    • RACER TV
      RACER TV  29 days ago

      Thank you my friend for your kind comment. :) Cheers.

  • Joseph Atnip
    Joseph Atnip Month ago +1

    I have an idea how about they make a flip-up cowl that can also double as a sissy bar backrest for your passenger

    • RACER TV
      RACER TV  Month ago

      Curiously, i also thought the same solution several years ago, when i saw the rear seat of the BMW R1200 C. But thanks for sharing your perspective. :) Cheers.

  • efz629
    efz629 Month ago

    Shit. Just the slow tempo made me sleep.

  • Andy Reid
    Andy Reid Month ago +1

    I rode my 1979 CZ 350cc 2 stroke café racer 428 miles across western France in a single day, back in 1991. I was heading for a motorcycle rally with a friend, also on a café racer. I'd been asked (begged) to go with him because I was the only person he knew who could speak French.
    The original British café racers were mostly 2 seaters. One of my friends had a slim GF who was very gifted in the mammary protuberance department. She used to leave bruises on his back as with the clip ons, everytime they hit a bump in the road her most attractive features would smack my friend in the back.
    You can also have a luggage rack on a café racer as was quite common in the UK back in the 1970's and 1980's as a biker's café racer had to also be a "Jack of all trades".
    The AVON SM2 "Skid Master" tyre is notoriously bad in the wet on solo motorcycles because it was originally intended for motorcycles with sidecars. They have a nasty habit of "cracking the whip" when locked up in the wet, spitting the rider off, due to the zig zag tread pattern. Having personally experienced this unique to the SM trait, I won't use them on a solo bike.
    My café racer is 79,800 miles old and was used as a daily commuter during the whole 1980's. It took me 16 minutes to ride the 14.5 miles to work on the café racer and 32 minutes on my conventional bike. The café racer was more fun to ride......

    • RACER TV
      RACER TV  Month ago

      Thank you Sir for sharing your perspective. It is very important to know these details from a true and original Cafe Racers enthusiast. Thank you :) Cheers.

  • ChromeArty
    ChromeArty Month ago

    You forgot to address of Cafe Racers are only for hipster douche bags?
    ... we still don't know

  • John Richards
    John Richards Month ago

    A myth is by definition not true. Still, you make some good points.

  • Momcilo Antic
    Momcilo Antic Month ago +1

    If that Honda is yours than you have a very beautifull bike sir. What a work. Those retro letters and lines are bomb.

    • RACER TV
      RACER TV  Month ago

      Thank you my friend for your kind comment. :) Cheers.

  • Der Raetovare
    Der Raetovare Month ago

    A fact is that the cafe racer scene is full with hipsters, men with beards that are no man and too much sojbeans.

  • 1zebula1
    1zebula1 Month ago +1

    I love your monotone, emotionless voice. It's exhilarating.

  • Allan Jonal Isidro
    Allan Jonal Isidro Month ago +1

    your video is my coffe i every morning sir
    new subscriber👍👍👍👍

    • Allan Jonal Isidro
      Allan Jonal Isidro Month ago +1

      @RACER TV you are much welcome sir

    • RACER TV
      RACER TV  Month ago +1

      Thank you my friend for your support. :) Cheers.

  • pete chapman
    pete chapman Month ago +2

    real cafe racers are norton, bsa, vincent, triumph.....

  • THE DRAGON
    THE DRAGON Month ago

    ru-clip.com/video/PoEW1lCbfCQ/video.html

  • stanley kowalski
    stanley kowalski Month ago +3

    4:03 its art. love it

  • THE DRAGON
    THE DRAGON Month ago

    See my KZ 750B I just finished

  • ed sweitzer
    ed sweitzer Month ago

    If you go from dirt to street and only find a rear tire you like to fit your front (maybe there's a better selection now )
    Reverse your tire.
    Tread pattern on a front tire that looks forward rolling will put you on your ass in anything wet.

  • Ap Naik
    Ap Naik Month ago +3

    I use a cafe racer as my daily motorcycle for almost 2years never had any problem regarding riding posture and everyday use.... Just the ergonomics should be proper on your build and you are ready to go... No issues what so ever

  • Darius Lynch
    Darius Lynch Month ago

    The voice was a little weird

    • RACER TV
      RACER TV  Month ago

      Unfortunately, things are more complicated than most people may think. I use this "robotic" voice created by software, because I'm Portuguese, and my bad English accent (and voice), can ruin the documentary character that I like for my videos. I already tried a real American voice in one of my videos, but things didn't work as I expected. Curiously, the robotic voice sounds very good for all non-English natives. Cheers.

  • Kiran MVV
    Kiran MVV Month ago +1

    Bike porn

  • Chris chomley smyth

    A cafe racer is not just a set of low bars and skinny seats. They are Road going production racers. Tune the engine, suspension, brakes and sort of the position and feet. Not theme bikes.

  • D.A. Risse
    D.A. Risse Month ago +2

    Motorcycles for posers...
    And losers with no girlfriends... hence, no seat for two.

  • M.C.S
    M.C.S Month ago

    this computer voice is annoying

    • M.C.S
      M.C.S Month ago +1

      @RACER TV understand it im german and my pronouncing is also pretty bad

    • RACER TV
      RACER TV  Month ago

      Unfortunately, things are more complicated than most people may think. I use this "robotic" voice created by software, because I'm Portuguese, and my bad English accent (and voice), can ruin the documentary character that I like for my videos. I already tried a real American voice in one of my videos, but things didn't work as I expected. Curiously, the robotic voice sounds very good for all non-English natives. Cheers.

  • Steve Rogers
    Steve Rogers 2 months ago +1

    Café racer can be a 2 seat! I have a honda 250cc and also have a girlfriend,she loves going with me in the bike!

  • Sexy Beast
    Sexy Beast 2 months ago

    Please make it a little agile and fast video , this video looks like some old man's love story

    • RACER TV
      RACER TV  2 months ago

      You can always play the video faster. There is a speed option on the video window menu. :)

  • Nestor Jr. Abalos
    Nestor Jr. Abalos 2 months ago

    Coz cafe racers these days are just shitty hipsters, not like the old days when they are proper bikes

  • Eric Byers
    Eric Byers 2 months ago +2

    Proper cafe racers are 1950s 1960s British singles and twins not some hipsters cx500

    • Eric Byers
      Eric Byers 2 months ago

      Not to forget bsa gold star and rocket gold star

    • Simon
      Simon 2 months ago

      Oh yes totally agree... . Triton or Norvin being the benchmark machines .

  • Bayne-Fett
    Bayne-Fett 2 months ago

    Jesus, I was trying to finish his dialog for him.... kept me yelling "Speak faster", lol.

    • RACER TV
      RACER TV  2 months ago

      Lol. You can make the video play faster if you want. There is an option for that on the bottom of the video window. Cheers.

  • Mikey810 Carrigan
    Mikey810 Carrigan 2 months ago

    Hate these robot commentators!!

    • RACER TV
      RACER TV  2 months ago

      Unfortunately, things are more complicated than most people may think. I use this "robotic" voice created by software, because I'm Portuguese, and my bad English accent (and voice), can ruin the documentary character that I like for my videos. I already tried a real American voice in one of my videos, but things didn't work as I expected. Curiously, the robotic voice sounds very good for all non-English natives. Cheers.

  • Mark Canavan
    Mark Canavan 2 months ago

    Where did you get the footage from 5:20-5:35? looks amazing!!

    • RACER TV
      RACER TV  2 months ago

      It is the DGR in Oporto 2015. Here is the link: ru-clip.com/video/ctHF0GR83Pk/video.html

  • I_H8_OLD_PPL
    I_H8_OLD_PPL 2 months ago +4

    Jesus.... I just about fell asleep!! .... Use your own voice and put some love in it

    • RACER TV
      RACER TV  2 months ago

      Unfortunately, things are more complicated than most people may think. I use this "robotic" voice created by software, because I'm Portuguese, and my bad English accent (and voice), can ruin the documentary character that I like for my videos. I already tried a real American voice in one of my videos, but things didn't work as I expected. Curiously, the robotic voice sounds very good for all non-English natives. Cheers.

  • UZ Racer
    UZ Racer 2 months ago

    I think a numberplate linke the old race bikes would be a great cover up for a bag on the side.

    • UZ Racer
      UZ Racer 2 months ago

      Take some Old leatherbacks and it would fit well the style

  • Jesus Esparza
    Jesus Esparza 2 months ago +18

    That voice, if i was dying and he told me it was going to be okay, id die in peace

  • Ali
    Ali 2 months ago

    i bought my new caferacer by this week it looks batman theme wow...

  • George Mcmillan
    George Mcmillan 2 months ago

    I do not believe any of the "myths" about cafe racers. I have a 1975 Kawasaki Z1b 900, and I've ridden it far longer than an hour at a time, and living in Florida, I rode it at every chance, including the winter! I live in North Florida, so we do get cold days and nights! For me, riding motorcycles is a lifestyle, not a hobby...

    • RACER TV
      RACER TV  2 months ago

      Thank you my friend for sharing your perspective. :) Cheers.

  • Twowheeledride Luvah
    Twowheeledride Luvah 2 months ago +4

    Cafe racer bikes are customized to the rider's taste or preference... I do also have a Honda TMX155cc Cafe racer...

  • John Milner
    John Milner 2 months ago

    why do people still use this fucking voice?

    • RACER TV
      RACER TV  2 months ago

      Unfortunately, things are more complicated than most people may think. I use this "robotic" voice created by software, because I'm Portuguese, and my bad English accent (and voice), can ruin the documentary character that I like for my videos. I already tried a real American voice in one of my videos, but things didn't work as I expected. Curiously, the robotic voice sounds very good for all non-English natives. Cheers.

  • donnie baker
    donnie baker 2 months ago

    I pulled down a cx500 for the first time at Hughes Honda in Brazil Indiana 1981..,, extreme. noise .a combo of valve and cam follower noise up on inspection two lobs on the cam were nearly gone those cam followers were dished out , the others were next to go ..and I found the trouble. .. Honda did not design this model engines with any oil supply to the cam lobes at all ...no spray line , no oil passage ,no main gally oil system at all.. Harald brown the Midwest service representative was in the next day ..I jumped his shit about it ..he told me in so many words to forget about it cause all production was ending soon
    .and to keep it under my hat. apparently it does not matter l have been staying this ever since and No one ask or questions me ..and I keep seeing build after build ...the metal fillings go right through the filter and destroys all the bearings as it is catistrofic failure ..two brand new units locked up and crashed at our shop so I got me another job ..not only are you building engines that come apart waste time and money you can also lose your life when the engine locks up as they do

    • RACER TV
      RACER TV  2 months ago

      Thank you my friend for sharing your perspective. :) Cheers.

  • Harleykenn
    Harleykenn 2 months ago

    I tried it on 1.5 it was good, still as boring as hell,

    • RACER TV
      RACER TV  2 months ago

      Unfortunately, things are more complicated than most people may think. I use this "robotic" voice created by software, because I'm Portuguese, and my bad English accent (and voice), can ruin the documentary character that I like for my videos. I already tried a real American voice in one of my videos, but things didn't work as I expected. Curiously, the robotic voice sounds very good for all non-English natives. Cheers.

  • jockiboy
    jockiboy 3 months ago

    These aren't facts, just uninformed opinions...

    • RACER TV
      RACER TV  3 months ago

      Consider them as the most popular Myths if you want to. :)

  • Enoch Unholy
    Enoch Unholy 3 months ago +1

    Like the info bout the seat though..tnx racer tv..

    • RACER TV
      RACER TV  3 months ago +1

      Thank you. I'm glad you liked my friend. :) Cheers.

  • DaDrinkingHobbit 420
    DaDrinkingHobbit 420 3 months ago

    😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Manuel Machado
    Manuel Machado 3 months ago +1

    Ahahaha 8:38 video recorded in portugal. Love it

    • RACER TV
      RACER TV  3 months ago

      Não sei se já notou, mas este Canal é 100% Português. Ou melhor, quase 100%. Lol. Um abraço.

  • VJK United
    VJK United 3 months ago +1

    5:42 is awesome. Very classic and wise idea.

    • RACER TV
      RACER TV  3 months ago

      I'm glad you liked my friend. The bike is a Honda CB 125 Twin. Known as "Spark". There is a video about it on youtube. :) Cheers.

  • Excel
    Excel 3 months ago +2

    Do a similar video on scramblers , i love scramblers.

  • Steve Febvre
    Steve Febvre 3 months ago

    It's actually a pretty good video but I just couldn't live with the computerized speech! If you can't or don't speak English (that's fair enough) but please just get someone who can and the video will be tolerable!

    • RACER TV
      RACER TV  3 months ago

      Thanks, but Unfortunately, things are more complicated than most people may think. I use this "robotic" voice created by software, because I'm Portuguese, and my bad English accent (and voice), can ruin the documentary character that I like for my videos. I already tried a real American voice in one of my videos, but things didn't work as I expected. Curiously, the robotic voice sounds very good for all non-English natives. Cheers.

  • oechikr
    oechikr 3 months ago +1

    beautiful

  • Hardeep Singh
    Hardeep Singh 3 months ago +1

    So beautifully answered, great job

    • RACER TV
      RACER TV  3 months ago

      Thank you. I'm glad you liked my friend. :) Cheers.

  • Joo-foh
    Joo-foh 3 months ago +3

    I'm gonna put slicks and a fairing on a DR650 and call it a sports bike!
    Oh and talking about fake stuff. What's with the fake computer voice in your videos mate?

    • RACER TV
      RACER TV  3 months ago

      Unfortunately, things are more complicated than most people may think. I use this "robotic" voice created by software, because I'm Portuguese, and my bad English accent (and voice), can ruin the documentary character that I like for my videos. I already tried a real American voice in one of my videos, but things didn't work as I expected. Curiously, the robotic voice sounds very good for all non-English natives. Cheers.

  • T38 Talon
    T38 Talon 3 months ago

    Phuck the computer voices... Fail.

    • RACER TV
      RACER TV  3 months ago

      Unfortunately, things are more complicated than most people may think. I use this "robotic" voice created by software, because I'm Portuguese, and my bad English accent (and voice), can ruin the documentary character that I like for my videos. I already tried a real American voice in one of my videos, but things didn't work as I expected. Curiously, the robotic voice sounds very good for all non-English natives. Cheers.

  • King Charles
    King Charles 3 months ago

    @9:21 why do those look like hiking boots?

    • RACER TV
      RACER TV  3 months ago

      Lol. No, curiously they are hard working boots from Dunlop i believe. Cheers.

  • reggibs
    reggibs 3 months ago +2

    Cafe racers are the chariots to heaven

  • tall bike guy
    tall bike guy 3 months ago

    So the type guy that rides these sounds like the guy talking. # 1 fact.