Mathieu, the client who commissioned this build, has always loved cafe racers, but due to work commitments and a busy lifestyle, never got round to building one himself. Here’s where SRC came in.
With a specific brief of spec and colour scheme given, the build commenced and this is the result.
After a complete strip, frame de-tab and component inspection, the engine was treated to a Siebenrock 1000cc big bore kit with high comp. pistons for more go, new timing chain kit, uprated light weight starter motor, carb re-jet and overhaul with custom choke pulls, new cables, seals, gaskets etc and then detailed with a black and natural alloy combination.
The frame, swinging arm and SRC subframe were powder coated satin black as were the alloy wheels which were fitted with fresh Grimeca discs and Dunlop TT100 tyres for that period look.
Refurbished forks and brakes complete with new ‘piggy back’ adjustable shocks ensures the bike handles and stops well.
In the electrical department, a new chrome headlamp with alloy shrouds, an Acewell chromed alloy speedo/tacho combo, LED billet alloy bar end indicators, rear black alloy LED indicators, ‘cats eye’ LED tailight, under seat smaller gel battery were all mated up to a custom wiring loom.
Billet alloy clip-ons and Tarozzi rearsets were fitted to give the correct stance, and for the correct noise, stainless headers mated up to short reverse cone chrome mega’s were added.
The ‘icing on the cake’ was the gorgeous paintwork on the modified front fender, Monza capped tank and SRC single race seat. High gloss black with a Ferrari Grigio metallic grey centre stripe was chosen and it looks fab.
If you’re up around Edinburgh sometime, you might just see Mathieu thundering around the fantastic roads in the area.
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