So what's it all about?
Take a forty year old bike,
ditch all the stuff that vibrates/falls off, bin all the excess
tinwear, lose the heavy chrome wheel rims, mudguards and clumsy
dual seat. then start to put the bike back together, choosing components
for their light weght, efficiency, durability and looks. Basically
build a period race bike for the road. In the USA it would have
been a "Bobber" fenders "bobbed" (shortened),
exhaust cut back with no baffling, no lights, minimal seat and carrying
nothing that wasn't required - Bare Bones Motorcycles.
Here in the UK, bikes were
customised more like the race bikes used at the Isle of Man TT or
Brooklands or latterly race circuits such as Thruxton . The bikes
known as Cafe Racers were fitted with alloy race tanks, clip on
bars, rear set footrests, tuned motors and open megaphone exhausts.
Strathbran Speedshop - we specialise
in Bare Bone Motorcycles - Classic bikes trimmed of their fat, tuned for speed
and reliability, put together using the best modern components but retaining
their period looks, feel and sound..