If you want to build a cafe racer, you need to be prepared for the costs. It can be an expensive process, but with the right approach and planning, you can easily build a cafe racer on a budget.
The first thing you need to do is decide on what kind of bike you’re going to turn into a café racer. If you already have one, great! If not, then go out and buy one that has potential for modification. You may have heard about some people who have turned their old bicycles into café racers. However, if you don’t have experience in bike mechanics or customizing bikes, I suggest you start with something newer and easier to work on.
The next step is to decide what kind of modifications you want for your bike. Do you want it stripped down and minimalist? Or do you want it as comfortable as possible? Do you want it powered by an electric motor or with gasoline? You don’t necessarily need all these things at once but they all cost money so take them into consideration before purchasing anything else.
After deciding on what type of modification(s) your bike needs, go ahead and get started on it! The best way to start is by taking apart everything
Cost to build a cafe racer
You can build a cafe racer for $500 or less. You can also spend a lot more than that, but you don’t have to.
The most expensive part of the build is the engine, so you need to find one that fits your budget and needs. The smaller the engine, the cheaper it will be. A 125cc single cylinder is typical for this type of bike. It’s not going to win any races, but it gets you out on the road with something that looks cool and sounds great.
Once you know what kind of bike you want, start searching for parts online or in motorcycle magazines. You’ll need all of the typical components like wheels, tires and brakes (discs are nice), as well as some unique ones like handlebars and exhaust pipes (a pipe behind each cylinder). Plus there are little things like electrical cables, fenders and gas tank covers that make your bike stand out from others on the road.
Most people who build their own bikes do so because they want something unique — they don’t want to ride around on something that everyone else has already seen before!
125cc cafe racer build
This is the 125cc cafe racer build kit. It’s a complete build kit that includes all the parts you need to build your own cafe racer. You can use it to build a street bike or an off-road bike or a pit bike or anything else you want!
You’ll receive ALL of these parts:
125cc engine with carburetor and exhaust system
2-into-1 exhaust header
Starter motor with starter clutch
Gearing (chain, sprockets and rear hub)
Clutch cable and lever
Front brake calipers and discs (with brake pads)
Front fork assembly (with spring)