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    Ideas welcome to build out of an 83 honda v45 interceptor

    I have a 1983 Honda v45 Interceptor that I am looking to turn into a cafe racer. Any ideas or suggestions on looks or best parts would be greatly appreciated!

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    1st & 2nd Generation race bikes

    Unless you are one of those dipshits that thinks a cafe racer has checkerboards and clubman bars....in which case the door is to your left.
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    If you think you should build a classic 80s superbike into a 50s/60s style cafe racer you must have been dropped on your head as a child.
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    i expect what our ever so eloquent friend parky is trying to say is that the frame style of the vfr is not at all conducive to the traditionally stylised concept of a "cafe racer". the trad cafe, as people would imagine you would have seen outside the ace cafe mid 60's, will use a backbone style frame with a tank draped over it.

    a fellow called sabre cafe has threads on here and dtt about doing one. check it out, the visual nature of the frame and radiator should be obvious. a pic here: https://www.caferacer.net/forum/gener...-warm-day.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by brad black View Post
    .....a fellow called sabre cafe has threads on here and dtt about doing one. check it out, the visual nature of the frame and radiator should be obvious. a pic here: https://www.caferacer.net/forum/gener...-warm-day.html

    There is a massive difference between the form, style and function of the V45 Sabre and the V45 Interceptor. The Sabre that CafeSabre did was a strange enough choice, but it worked, somewhat. And what he did, was make a Sabre look more like an interceptor, not really a "cafe racer". The Interceptor is a completely different animal.
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    I could go buy a Subara Impreza WRX and build a "rat rod" out of it, but all that would do is piss off the hot rod guys and lessen the performance of the Impreza. Does that make more sense to you?

    I can't find a WRX "rat rod", but this BWM may be an even better example of what you are doing by turning an 80s sport bike into a 60s cafe racer
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    Park, I think that is a bad example because honestly I totally dig that little 2002 hot rod. Yeah it handles like shit and goes like stink but it looks like it handles like shit and goes like stink so no surprises.

    Let's back up, I think we all assumed he meant cafe racer like 1960's custom, but I still fully support the superbikes and early race replicas (before the factory race replicas) fit into the cafe racer genre as well since the method was still the same: build your speed.

    I doubt he is coming back, but if he does I would like to see what the OP meant by Cafe Racer.
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    That BMW is awful.

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