Remember. Restore. Relive.
CHECK OUT "Available Bikes" - 72 Triumph and 74 Norton ready for the 2014 riding season
SAVE THE DATE: CBE OPEN HOUSE & RIDE IN - Saturday, 6/21, 10AM-2PM
Essex , VT
Just finished this Norton as a daily rider for the season. This bike was a machine that was too good to just use as a donor for a cafe project, so we went the extra mile and treated it to our best used parts and some new stuff to bring it back into street trim.
We are offering this bike as you see it and some hands-on training in our shop to learn how to maintain the machine and/or install any upgrades you'd like.
More photos on our Shutterfly site. A complete summary of work done by clicking on the photo above.
Click This bike just in from a gentleman in NY State who has owned it for 6 years. Nicely cared for 72 650 that is a tickle kick and go machine. Mostly stock with some appropriate upgrades like solid state rectifier and Boyer ignition. New paint, although not stock, is handsome and well done. Good rubber and strong motor. No leaks, no smoke. Just a take me out and play kind of machine. 72 was the last year of the 650's.
This is a build ahead bike we are doing on speculation. We never seem to finish these builds before pesky customers snap them up. But we keep trying! This particular build is being done with all of the CBE know how we have for nice running, good looking cafe Commandos. For the showroom, we are dressing it up a bit with Legendary Tank and seat, SS model pipes and mufflers, rear sets and a mini fairing. But you can spec it out any way you want. The core frame, iso's, wheels/hubs/tires, gearbox and motor are pretty much set. The rest is bolt on, bolt off based on what you'd like. Jack is having fun and building it to what he likes and is prudent.
We'll can work up a "core" price for the basic bike and then "options" for whatever you'd like done.
Base bike is a 74 850.
Thanks to Frank Holmes, we have scored some Production Racer "tins" and have a 750 core that we are turning over to Dave to have some fun with. First up is to get the bike together and running. Dave's done his share of track work and we figured this would be a fun one for him to play with a bit. If you would like to be the owner and work with Dave on a final spec and build, let us know. While the "tins" look to be the real deal, a full up PR replica would be quite a project in and of itself. So, for now, we want to capture the essense of that rare bike and bring to life a well sorted runner. Check back often for updates.
We are taking orders for Norton builds to our "Gus" configuration. These are our most asked for builds and were featured on Cafe Racer TV. We have the following core bikes available for these builds to your spec:
* 1974 850 - We are building this bike to our own "core" specs right now. We'll finish up the frame, motor, gearbox, etc. and let you pick out the rest. .
* 1974 850 - Complete Condition 5 ready to be built to your spec.
* 1972 750 - Condition 6 donor bike in bits and baskets.
These machines will be built to your spec and nominally run between $15, 000 and $20,000 depending on what you want. Donor bikes for cores range from $1500 to $3500 typicallly. If you have a bike to use as a donor, that is fine with us. Always easy to spend more, our commitment to you is to work within a reasonable budget and get you a terrific sport bike.
Many of our customers ask us to keep an eye out for bikes for them. Commandos are a favorite, but we have leads on many machines. We can connect you with a bike, either running or not, and include shop hours and/or a restoration package to work on it yourself in our shop, your shop, or a combination of both. Most importantly, it is a lower risk approach to scoring your classic bike experience. Bikes will be changing over time, so check back often.
Essex , VT