The FlatRacer started as a hobby, with the big question, "What If?” Why not modify a BMW Airhead into a Cafe Racer? They are ultra-reliable, oil tight, handle and stop quite well and are decently fast but not exactly very good looking. After all, we have been daily riding BMWs’ for many years' (and the odd Jap, including a V-Max).
After looking into several bikes done over the years by several enthusiasts, what struck out the most was the lack of parts specifically designed to convert an Airhead into a Cafe Racer, with most bikes ending up with mixed results. We then bought three project bikes and decided to start from scratch by designing and developing a cosmetic kit that would fit the BMW standard frame without any modifications so the bikes could be returned to their original condition at any given time, easily and quickly.
The original idea was to build ourselves a very fast Airhead (The Shed) and sell the other two Cafe Racers to pay for the tooling and moulding but interest and demand was so high that we decided to do a short run of parts to enable other enthusiasts to convert their Airheads into stunning Cafe Racers. The Full Cafe Racer and Cosmetic kits proved themselves incredibly popular by their design, price/quality and the fact that they come pre-trimmed, pre-drilled and pre-fitted, removing almost all the aggro that most Cafe Racers builders face, that is to adopt parts to their frames.
As Motorcycle and especially Classics & Cafe Racers enthusiasts, we are completely dedicated to your total satisfaction; it is our mission to provide you top quality parts at the keenest price with an outstanding, friendly service, providing all the advice you may need during your build. We will not sell rubbish, if we are not proud or happy to fit the parts we sell on our own bikes, then we don't sell it!
If you have any suggestions or comments please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively write to us at:
FlatRacer, 63 Minet Avenue, Willesden, London NW10 8AR, United Kingdom. (Appointments strictly arranged in advance).