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    Super Cafe Racer - Taimoshan ( Aprilia RSV1000 Factory)

    Hi Everyone,

    Here is my almost completed Super Cafe Racer, built around a custom Norton Featherbed frame and a 2004 Aprilia RSV1000 Factory motor.

    It has taken me about 9 months now to design and build and i now have only a little wiring to tidy up, the seat to cover, put the chain on and then off to the Dyno

    I hope you like it.....







    And a bit of youtube......

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y6ZLeD6WLg

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    I love it - reminds me of the Blue Marlin... the bike that Aprilia should have built.

    Excellent work - more piccies please!

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    Sweet work dude. It does remind me of the Blue Marlin that Aprilia should of built.

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    Thumbs up

    That is excellent!!!! What a brilliant idea and execution. My dream, well one of them, is a Norvin cafe racer with the black shadow engine in there and you've achieved something that's probably infinitely better.

    Great job
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    Unfreakin believable. Great job. I hope it handles well with the old school flexy frame. did you do any reinforcements to the frame to stiffen it up?

    Crap, the radiators are under the seat.. Cool. Make the bike look air cooled.
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    very nice. I was going to ask where the radiator was...........clever
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    That is absolutly gorgeous! Congrats on a great job. How did you go for fuel capacity vs air box capacity? One of the excuses Aprilia came up not to build the Blue Marlin was that they couldnt get the air box big enough. Maybe you just have an open air box with pod filters? As you dont have to worry about noise regs? As stated, are you confident the frame will be stiff enough? I love the reverse cone megs youve made too, beautiful. Did you do all the alloy beating work as well? You must be very happy, I would love something like this. Do you have a blog anywhere from the build?
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    I am very impressed! Awesoem build, I would love to see more details on the project.
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    excelent work!! I like really
    You re a pro of aluminium steel???
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    If you want see more pics on blue marlin . Is builder is boxer bike. A french designer that build voxan vb1 or aprilia street fighter too. Search boxer bike and thierry henriette on web.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KANE View Post
    Unfreakin believable. Great job. I hope it handles well with the old school flexy frame. did you do any reinforcements to the frame to stiffen it up?

    Crap, the radiators are under the seat.. Cool. Make the bike look air cooled.
    Hi There,

    Yes i worked with the frame builder to stregthen the frame. The frame is made of heavy gauge T45 british aircraft steel, braze welded together. The 25deg headstock is heavy duty construction for the ducati front end.

    The frame has also been widened adn slightly re-shaped ( not that you could easily spot the differences) at the back to take the 190 rear tire and swingarm, there is a top frame tube running under the tank to reduce frame flex under braking.

    The bare frame only weighs 7kgs

    The completed dry weigh of the bike is 172kg 52% front / 48% back

    I also used Honda's Unit pro-link technology, that was developed for Valentino Rossi's MotoGP bike to reduce the stress on the frame and therefore flex, as the shock unit is integrated to the swingarm and does not locate/ transmit force to the frame in an area that can not be easily strengthened on the featherbed frame. it is the transmitted stresses that casue the flex in the rear of the frame that un-settle the handling of the bike. I created a hybrid unit using a parts i fabricated, a CBR600F swingarm and parts of the pro-link unit from the latest CBR1000RR





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    John I have to say, this kicks the arse out of most projects do date and stands alone as a truly unique cafe racer.

    Damned fine job dude!

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    hello


    the unit pro link is very good system; so simple to put on all model of frame i think. one link with frame

    if you want see more picts on blue marlin , the link of the french designer , T.henriette..
    http://www.boxer-design.com/intro/intro.html
    http://www.motoplanete.com/boxer-design/SSR-1000.php#1#

    the SSR PROTO could be powered by voxan or rotax engine ..
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    YES!!! I had a reverse megaphone on my old Buell X1, and that was music. I can't wait to get home and listen to the YouTube.

    Beautiful work, and using that swingarm to avoid upsetting the frame- great idea!
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    Dude.....

    Beautiful bike.

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    I just looked at your Unit Pro Link. WOW! I am impressed. And that is a gorgeous machine too.


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