We just got word that the Italian builder CR&S (Cafe Racers and Superbikes) is working on a cafe racer type motorcycle to be powered by an S&S X-Wedge engine with displacement in the range of 2 liters. Although these images are early computer models, the basic outline is apparent, with a single tube backbone frame and single sided swingarm.
Net weight will be close to 410 pounds. Wheels are from Marvic, brakes by Brembo and large diameter inverted fork by Ceriani.
The French have been doing some interesting things with big V-Twins from the US, like the Wakan, for instance, this Italian machine could be interesting by the time CR&S is finished. Early computer images like these show promise but the final execution will be what counts. France and Italy like the big V-Twins in cafe racers and sportbikes, the ACE Cafe, too, maybe a few more US builders should get on board.
Thanks to Charles from Moto-Station for the tip!