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Taimoshan Super Cafe Racer Bike EXIF

8 Mar 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Taimoshan Super Cafe Racer Bike EXIF
Aprilia Classic 50

Taimoshan Super Cafe Racer

Very nice…. but at what price?

Turn signals are a bit sissy. The rest has a nice, but predictable, look. But I’m lovin’ that radiator set up!

yeh, can you reverse the fans for winter rides

Reverse the fans? I would ride this thing all winter if I could get a set of chains for the tires.

Where’s the EXIF data?

Not my favorite look for a bike, but, hell, I’d take it anyways. It just seems a bit busy with the brushed look of the tank, chrome look of the pipes, gold color on the engine, carbon fiber fenders, red leather seat….I think the bike could be simplified a tad and look even better than it does now.

I wonder how it is that people complain when a bike has no turn signals, and also complain when it does?

http://www.robertlevinson.com/Project_C/ RobL

It’s tough to do much more with wiring like that as you want to avoid having it touch the radiator itself for fear of vibration causing a metal edge to wear through the wire.

I think those are set up as puller fans, drawing air from under the seat. I wonder if there is room under the seat to mount the fans configured as pushers, so you don’t see anything under the seat other than the radiator (if you even notice it). Make ‘em wonder how you cool the engine!

Agreed, stunning build. Nothing extra, no “hey lookit this” parts to distract you, but the entire picture is pure craftsmanship. Do love the Manx tank, it’s a classic for a reason.


Silver metal and red leather are a classic combination, although somewhat of a german motorsports tradition.

I love the red diamond weave seat much more than the taupe brown horizontal-stripe leather seat cover on the otherwise immaculate Moto Guzzi Ambassador that Ritmo Sereno built, featured a couple of days ago.

The gold on the engine covers is pretty bold… on a black engine I might have gone with a cast-finish dark gray, or slight bronze like the axle clamps on the bottom of the forks. Something slightly more subtle than bright gold powdercoat.

I would have changed the fan wiring, as well. I am not sure where the fuse block is, if it is above the engine, under the tank, or if it is under the rear cowl behind the seat, but whichever direction, that wiring could have been loomed/covered and fastened down, and the metal strap between the two fans at least painted black.

Pusher fans within the triangular air intake cavity might have also been better.

A tank with a bit more rectangular profile when viewed from the side, might also have been cool, but the tank on there doesn’t really upset me much.

But frankly, my ideal bike in this idiom would be based around a different twin… a BMW HP2 Sport engine and driveline with a classic aesthetic makeover. But a craftsman who could build this, could just as well build one based on a BMW. Easier without having to worry about a radiator.


Ha,ha there is a word that this builder’s bike doesn’t know:ALCANTARA.

This is the proper material for a new-era cafe racer, like the carbon front fender.

I also agree for the tank, I want something more fresh, how about a tank from Radical Ducati ?

The guys from Spain know for sure to build modern cafe racers.

Overall I don’t like the color combination, I would stick to black and gold only (but this is just a personal opinion).

All these details though can be fixed easy, if you decide to buy this bike, the real problem for me are these radiators.

The whole work there is very improvised, this wiring….well my son could do it better for sure!

This project generally with an update will rock for sure.

I am waiting for the next edition…


Alcantara is an interesting suggestion.

1: is it weather-safe? I don’t see a lot of it used on exterior surfaces, but it is an engineered polyester fiber textile…

2: would it be too “grippy” for a motorcycle seat? depending on riding style, sometimes the rider wants to move around, especially side to side, on the seat. Alcantara is usually used in cars to keep the driver in place and not sliding around on a leather or vinyl seat during aggressive driving.

I believe that Taimoshan is being offered as a component kit, if I am understanding their website correctly. One could finish it according to taste, or with enough $$$, probably get the proprietor to finish one to taste. Different tank or tail, different colors, or whatever.

The frame, engine, suspension, and running gear are the heart of this bike. One could vary the bodywork within the cafe racer genre, and still come up with mostly the same effect.


Alcantara is not weather-safe, but are the radiators under the tail weather-safe ?

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