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What's a café racer?
Basically, back in the London of the 50's people used to hang out in Bars/Pubs/Cafe's.
You made your own entertainment then, and one form of that was putting a record on the jukebox, and racing a buddy of yours down the road on your stripped down bike. The point was to get back before your mate AND before the record ended.
The rider didn't really win anything except a cup of Java or a pint and of course bragging rights.
The times have certainly changed but in Britain and especially London the Cafe racer scene is as strong as it ever was.
Cafe Racing essentially means racing from the cafe and back again.