Kaffeemaschine number 9 is based on a 1978 Moto Guzzi SP and will be FOR SALE (for enquiries please contact me via the Kaffeemaschine website). The donor bike was totally stripped and the engine/transmission/drive train rebuilt new with 1000ccm cylinders/pistons, a lighter one disc clutch and wider intakes with 36mm Dellortos. The frame was shortened and modified to carry my seat pan. The tank is from a LeMans 2, the wheels are XS Performance with stainless spokes, the stainless exhaust and aluminium parts are handmade. I wanted to build a relaxed bike with a moderate seating position and therefore decided to leave the original integral brake system- means the foot pedal brakes one front and the rear disc - very cool. That goes well with the elaborate, fully adjustable suspension- Wilbers suspension in the rear and a Yamaha fork, which I modified a lot to maintain the classic look. As my custom electrics, incl. a Motogadget instrument, fitted underneath the tank, I filled the space within the frame with a "glove box", a bag behind the side covers, built by my upholstery specialist Alex (www.weitgehendgar.de), who did the beautiful seat, too.
Alex also makes the new Kaffeemaschine "caferacers´clothing" by hand, which means bespoke luggage items for cafe racers and classic bikes. The pictures show the "tanktop" and "panty", worn by Kaffeemaschine 7. Kaffeemaschine clients can get individual luggage systems now, that fit their bike design and even seat material. Check out www.kaffee-maschine.net for more details.