Cafe Racer Festival

What an event: sprints, 12m banking and a flying BSA

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  A flying BSA  was available to get a bird’s eye view of the Cafe Racer Festival. Running on a hawser, the BSA B33 soared over 100 trade stands, sprints and track antics.

A flying BSA was available to get a bird’s eye view of the Cafe Racer Festival. Running on a hawser, the BSA B33 soared over 100 trade stands, sprints and track antics.

  Metal-bashing  artists at Crazy Racers built Xavier Bourlette a Ducati 1100 Evo with a difference. A new frame and an engine stuffed with Fast by Ferracci goodies make this Duke a bit special.

Metal-bashing artists at Crazy Racers built Xavier Bourlette a Ducati 1100 Evo with a difference. A new frame and an engine stuffed with Fast by Ferracci goodies make this Duke a bit special.

  Who needs nine lives?  If you’re running on nitrous oxide, most riders we imagine.

Who needs nine lives? If you’re running on nitrous oxide, most riders we imagine.

  That banking  is 12m high and isn’t as smooth as it looks. The autodrome is an oval with the straights joined by steeply banked curves.

That banking is 12m high and isn’t as smooth as it looks. The autodrome is an oval with the straights joined by steeply banked curves.

   Paris-based Honda specialists  Japauto built Bol d’Or winning bikes and sold   kits to transform the CB750 into a big-bore   1000 like this one owned by Patrick Massé

Paris-based Honda specialists Japauto built Bol d’Or winning bikes and sold kits to transform the CB750 into a big-bore
1000 like this one owned by Patrick Massé

  Go! Go! Go!  The festival’s sprints were hugely entertaining.

Go! Go! Go! The festival’s sprints were hugely entertaining.

  Francois Peluso  built a monoshock frame for his Commando. Forks are from a MK3 Le Mans, wheels and brakes off a Ducati SS900.

Francois Peluso built a monoshock frame for his Commando. Forks are from a MK3 Le Mans, wheels and brakes off a Ducati SS900.

  Queen of wheelies  and stunt girl extraordinaire Mai Lin wowed the crowds with a demo on her Kawasaki ER-6. Her road bike is a Triumph Speed Triple.

Queen of wheelies and stunt girl extraordinaire Mai Lin wowed the crowds with a demo on her Kawasaki ER-6. Her road bike is a Triumph Speed Triple.

  BMW Boxer  riders are boring old farts? We think not. This turbo-charged airhead provides a monumental adrenaline rush.

BMW Boxer riders are boring old farts? We think not. This turbo-charged airhead provides a monumental adrenaline rush.

  The forks and bars  for this Guzzi Le Mans special were inspired by Harley’s boardtrackers. Carbs are S&S, exhaust is a two-into-one straight-through job.

The forks and bars for this Guzzi Le Mans special were inspired by Harley’s boardtrackers. Carbs are S&S, exhaust is a two-into-one straight-through job.

  Blowing his own Trumpet  (though not blowing it up) Sebastian Guillemot screwed together Crazy Bonnie at FCR Original, where he specialises in classic and modern Triumph twins.

Blowing his own Trumpet (though not blowing it up) Sebastian Guillemot screwed together Crazy Bonnie at FCR Original, where he specialises in classic and modern Triumph twins.

  Royal Enfield’s  UK Technical Centre built Dirty Duck – it can partially submerge for ultimate off-roading.

Royal Enfield’s UK Technical Centre built Dirty Duck – it can partially submerge for ultimate off-roading.