Kaw-ster Cafe Racer from Slovakia by Roman Juris

Kaw-ster cafe racer from Roman Juris of Slovakia

Kaw-ster cafe racer from Roman Juris of Slovakia

ZR7 used as the base for the build

ZR7 used as the base for the build

The Kneeslider is fortunate to have a lot of readers from all over the world and sometimes they send us photos about a motorcycle they've built, but, though the information is all there, I have to rely on Google translate to sort it all out, and that's what I was working with here, a Kawasaki ZR7 based cafe racer from builder Roman Juris of Slovakia. Translation difficulties aside, it's a beauty.

Everything was disassembled, the rear sub frame was redesigned and rebuilt and now mounts a new cafe racer style tail section, the standard front forks were replaced with inverted forks from a Monster, the single sided swingarm, likewise, is Monster sourced and replaces the standard Kawasaki unit. The seat, so often an afterthought on cafe racers, where the builder glues on a thin slab of foam, is instead a gorgeous work of brown upholstery that fits the tail section perfectly.

Not the usual cafe racer slab of foam

Not the usual cafe racer slab of foam

The paint scheme, strongly resembles the Ala-Verda, a beautiful British Racing Green and gold pinstripe combination that complements the build.

Kaw-ster cafe racer ready for body work

Kaw-ster cafe racer ready for body work

The Kaw-ster is definitely very well executed and the result of Roman's work is a classic cafe racer with the right stance and obvious good looks. Nice work, Roman!

Link: Motoride SK

Kaw-ster cafe racer from Roman Juris of Slovakia

Kaw-ster cafe racer from Roman Juris of Slovakia

Comments

  1. B50 Jim says

    The seat alone is worth the price of admission. Beautiful workmanship! As for the rest of the bike — top-notch work all around; terrific use of parts from other bikes to build a great one-off. But if Roman ever decides to get into the motorcycle-upholstery business, he’ll give the others a run for their money.

    • GenWaylaid says

      Hooray for usable seats! That’s how you know a custom bike is built for riding.

      Although the upholstery quality here may be a little TOO good to subject it to hours under a sweaty rider.

    • says

      noooooooo!!!!

      i love it all but the tank!!!!
      :))

      they put so much work on it…
      imo, they should have selected a different tank, not keeping the original one!!!
      ;)

  2. JasonB says

    This build is so superior in every way than the usual USA cafe racer exhaust wrapped rat bike, that it’s almost in another category. Hits all the marks: concept, workmanship, paint/graphics/styling, perfectly integrated trick parts. This machine should serve as an example and inspiration to builders on how well it can be done. Bravo!

  3. texasjoe87 says

    Very nice; looks much better than the bike it started as. I really like the details like the Triumph style Kawasaki label. Anyone else think the tail angle looks a little high? Maybe it would look better with a rider on board.