BCR Steampunk Racer

This crazy creation is from Benjie’s Cafe Racer, builders of one off bikes with aggressive retro styling.  Manufacturing all their own parts in-house, you are pretty much guaranteed a unique motorcycle if you were to commission BCR to build it. BCR normally work with more classic machines such as the CB750, CB 550 and Yamaha XS 650, but they do turn their talents to the more modern machine, like the Ducati Monster, and of course the Hinckley Triumph Twin.


Starting with a 08 Thruxton with just 6000 miles on the clock, BCR swopped the standard Triumph forks for some USD’s from a CBR1000RR. To make the Honda items fit the retro classic, the steering stem and bearing had to be changed.  The hubs are from a Harley Davidson (oh no)! which, with some clever machining, has been married to the double disc brake from the CBR.  The Honda yokes were spruced up and custom BCR clip-on’s have been fitted. The speedo is again from a Harley (gulp) with fabricated dash and stock Triumph idiot lights.


The scalloped streamlined fuel tank with the BCR gas cap and seat cowl, which has been upholstered in black cowhide, have all been lovingly crafted in house with amazing skill and attention to detail. The eye catching light cowling looks amazing with it’s 1/4″ plexiglass windscreen and a very euro looking yellow headlight.

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I have missed out a huge amount of detail on this build, if you want to read more then visit Benjie’s Cafe Racer blog which can be found  here




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