John Pellew, of London, builds custom motorcycles in his spare time under the name of Taimoshan Cycle Works. His latest project, the Super Cafe Racer, took 12 months to design and build and is just now completed. It’s a nice one.
He started with a custom built and modified replica of a Norton featherbed frame. The engine is from a 1000cc Aprilia RSV Super Bike.
Taimoshan uses a Ducati front end, wheels and brakes. The swingarm is a hybrid Honda Unit pro-link. The aluminum Manx tank, seat unit and rear sub frame are all custom made.
The radiator is tucked up under the seat along with the electronics package.
John says he just started 2 more custom racer style bikes, one is his take on a Vincent and the other is an Art Deco BSA A65 Oil In Frame, GP racer.
This looks like a very sweet blend of the old and new, vintage frame, modern power, nice work, John!
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