Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Aprilia and Norton-style Cafe

I came across the very special cafe racer from the Italian blog, Rocket Garage

It is not finished yet, but I look forward to seeing the finished bike making the rounds of the blogs and magazines very soon. The Aprilia engines are great since they can be loads of fun for the street or track. This is powered by a fuel injected 2004 Aprilia 1000cc RSV Factory V-Twin with 143bhp

Note the location of the radiator. It looks great and the finishing touches could add to the aesthetic (e.g. fan guards could add style). Hopefully the rad will operate as normal.

The left-side pipe looks like it would scrape, but I'm sure the builder took that into consideration.


Custom heavily modified t45 Aircraft steel tube garden gate style norton feather bed wideline frame

Custom Manx tank Custom seat

Custom rear sub section

Ducati front end

Ducati 999 wheels

Honda hybrid Unit pro link mono shock rear

Dry sump oil tank

Under seat radiator

Dry weight 172kg
(379 lbs.)

Wheel base 1480mm (58 inches)

Steering 24.5

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