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This isn't the kind of bike you'd expect to roll out of a shop named Santiago Choppers.
Owned and run by prolific custom builder Alan Bernard, Santiago's specialise in trikes and bobbers more than café racers but the Breitling bike proves Alan has more than one trick up his sleeve.
The frame is 1970's vintage Moto Martin and the Kawasaki Z1000 engine is from a similar period. The swing arm, wheels and suspension are from a GSX-R600. The bike will featured in a Discovery Channel documentary on Café racers this October.
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Benjie's Café Racer, Custom Vintage Café Racers
Founded by Benjie Flipprboi, is a one of a kind bike builder. He creates vintage café racers out of old Japanese and British bikes without copying any other builders. For every single bike, the gas tank, seat, bars, and most of the remaining parts of the bike are all hand fabricated. Nothing is bought except the original bike itself, and then it is spruced up with Benjie’s own hand- fabricated parts. BCR is a unique custom builder that creates genuine and stylish vintage café racers like no other builders. Enjoy!