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I saw this beautiful modern cafe racer on the Australian Cafe Racer facebook page and just had to post it.
Based on a Ninja 250, I’d say Donny has made it look a whole lot better. If Kawasaki produced a bike like this do you think it would sell more or less than the current Ninja 250/300?
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A customised Suzuki Thunder 250cc. While it is a combination of custom styles, it still works IMO. What do you think?
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From a new customiser in Indonesia. I’ll hopefully feature a few more bikes of his in the future.
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"BabyBlues" A Suzuki Thunder 250 by The Katros Garage
Rudy the owner, wanted a ‘race’ themed bike that was also classical and ‘poppy’.
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Kawasaki Estrella 250 by AN-BU custom
A YouTube walk around video can be found here
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LISTEN to this!!!
After MV Agusta won unexpected success in the 250 class, first with the 203cc engine and then with the 250cc (both were single-cylinder motorcycles), the company decided to develop a model that would cause a stir amongst the rival factories.
In 1959 it put the 250 two-cylinder into the field. The two-cylinder model had been ready for years, but its only victory had been at the Belgian Grand Prix in 1957.
As compared with the 33-34 h.p. of the 250 single-cylinder, the two-cylinder model presented its rivals with the challenge of 37 h.p. at 12,500 r.p.m., which was such a high rotation speed that it stirred controversy among theorists in the field of mechanics who did not think the engine could stand up to such strain.
Carlo Ubbiali and Tarquinio Provini were called in to ride the new MV Agusta 250. The two leading Italian racers of the day fought tooth and nail for victory, but their rivalry with one another was so fierce that their teamwork suffered. Both the world championship races and the Italian races that they entered were studded with controversies that overshadowed their responsibilities to the racing department of MV Agusta.
Apart from all that, the MV 250 two-cylinder easily won the crown in 1959 and 1960.
Motorcycle: MV Agusta 250 Two-cylinder
Engine: MV two-cylinder, four-stroke, with two-shaft overhead geared distribution. Displacement 247 cc. (53 mm. x 56 mm.)
Transmission: Six-speed block
Power: 37 h.p. at 12,500 r.p.m.
Maximum speed: Over 135 m.p.h.
Chassis: Double cradle, continuous, tubular. Front and rear, telescopic suspension
Brakes: Front, central drum, four shoes; rear, central drum
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