This is the latest project- “KaffeeMaschine 8” of Axel, built for Guillaume Bureau, living in Switzerland.
He wanted a pure Cafe Racer with a moderate riding position and some space for a pillion rider, to share the corners of the Swiss Alps with his girl.
The donor bike was a Le Mans 2 which got a total revision of engine/transmission/cardan drive, besides some HTMoto tuning with a dynamically balanced crank assembly, 1000ccm cylinders/pistons, electronic ignition and a handmade, stainless steel exhaust system.
Alluminium rims are Morad, shocks are Ikon, FAC dampers in the fork, Motogadget instrument, connected to a custom-built wire loom.
The brake system was improved by modern cylinders, stainless hoses and a new rear caliper on a brake torque support.
The alluminium parts are handmade and sanded semi-matt, as usual. Brushed tank and fenders this time though, to match the rough wrinkle paint on the valve and generator covers and the classic structure black on the frame, lights and tank. The handcrafted seat was upholstered with genuine leather, as well as the handlebars.
Some selected “Kaffeemaschine” parts will now be available individually on Axel’s website.