Cafe Racer Dreams have made a name for themselves with tweaked Triumphs and Honda CBs, and this is #15, their latest build.
It’s a 2007-model bike, the year when the Bonneville was given a capacity boost to 865cc and the engine was finished in black. CRD’s upgrades to this bike are relatively few, but they’ve given it a whole new stance and a strong retro feel.
The stock 17” rear rim has been replaced with a heavily-shouldered 18” rim, as you might find on a vintage Guzzi. The tires are Dunlop K180s, and the back end is now anchored by Hagon shocks. Up front are CRD’s favorite Renthal bars and matching enduro-style switchgear. Behind you’ll find a new aluminum battery box, a chopped rear subframe and a custom seat unit.
The green paint on the tank is a color that was offered on the Jaguar E-Type. But the crowning glory is the magnificent new exhaust system, painstakingly welded and terminated in a short and very fruity-sounding muffler.