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Old 05-20-2010, 08:39 AM   #1
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Suzuki S40 café racer

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When former NASA engineer Casey Stevenson was in the market for a light, economical and enjoyable motorcycle to cruise the LA streets on, he came to find that there are no such bikes being currently made. So he considered turning a Suzuki S40 into a café racer and ended up creating the Ryca CS-1, a 650cc, air-cooled, single cylinder cafe racer prototype. Later, he thought at a way of turning his idea into money, so he founded Ryca Motors, the shop where they turn any Suzuki S40 or Savage model into veritable café racers.

The production version of the Ryca CS-1 features the middleweight single-cylinder engine and a five-speed tranny and returns 60 mpg. Café racer goodies such as the custom low profile tank with integrated keyswitch / indicator panel, fiberglass seat and side covers as well as rearsets with custom mounting bracket and hardware and aluminum clip-ons give the bike its unique look.

Because the original bike’s engine and chassis don’t require significant changes, Ryca Motors also offers a custom parts and accessories kit that owners can buy and install themselves. Click past the break to read about the four different possibilities of getting yourself on one of these and also what the kit includes

Ryca can build you a CS-1 from a new or used motorcycle, or you can build your own from our kit. If you already have a Suzuki S40, we can convert it into something lean and mean. Here are some options:

New Motorcycle
Everything is factory fresh. All custom components are new. The engine and chassis are from a brand new bike with zero miles.
$9500

Low-Mileage Motorcycle
All custom components are new. The engine and chassis are from a low-mileage used bike in excellent condition.
$8000

Conversion
You bring us your S40. We make it awesome.
$5500

Kit
The kit is for the do-it-yourself home builder and includes the custom parts made by Ryca. All components can be attached at existing mounting points. No welding required.

Parts are primed and ready for paint: $3200
Parts are painted and clearcoated: $3600

Kit includes:

■Low profile tank and indicator panel
■Tank mounts
■Fiberglass seat and seat mount assembly
■Rearset bracket
■Battery box
■Fiberglass side covers
■Mini tach and speedo mounting brackets
■Belt guard
■Sidestand relocation mount
■Decompression lever rod and linkage
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:40 AM   #2
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Thats badass. I really like the old school cafe racer look.
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:42 AM   #3
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Very nice. Want!
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:05 AM   #4
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:52 AM   #5
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Yeah, kinda pricey even for the DIY parts.
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:09 AM   #6
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Yeah, kinda pricey even for the DIY parts.
Yeah because it doesn't cost anything to run a business let alone how dare people to try to make a profit. Should give it away at cost and work for free.
As for comparing it to production run motorcycles it's also not a good one. But
I guess economies of scale aren't a popular subject?
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Kinda pricey, but VERY cool.
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looks cool
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Yeah because it doesn't cost anything to run a business let alone how dare people to try to make a profit. Should give it away at cost and work for free.
As for comparing it to production run motorcycles it's also not a good one. But
I guess economies of scale aren't a popular subject?
Right on every count and yet it IS kinda pricey for a stock Suzuki single cylinder 650 with some cool lookin stuff bolted on.
On the other hand I like it alot, I bet it's a fun, light ride.
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Awesome cafe. Kinda cookie cutter though, not too original.

As I've said before, if you BUY something like this, you're a...I'll try not to swear. These bikes should be MADE by their owners. I could care less about the compliments that I get on my 1125R...cause I didn't build it. But when someone says they love my M2 fighter that I built...that's a different feeling. Just my cents.
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Looks cool, but I agree a CR needs to be built by it's owner piece by piece. It would be like selling a streetfighter already moded, what's the point.
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Right on every count and yet it IS kinda pricey for a stock Suzuki single cylinder 650 with some cool lookin stuff bolted on.
On the other hand I like it alot, I bet it's a fun, light ride.
If you want something very special, than that's a way to go (other than coming up with your own.) If you want something more "standard" then a Thruxton would be a way to go of course. But hey, it's a choice.
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That is cool, and very clever. Or, if you can turn a spanner, you can make this for 5K:
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Brit iron always wins. It kinda reminds me of benji's hondas, all great looking bikes but I prefer to tweak and modify my own. Starting with a cool bike at first helps, but when you get to a point where most isn't stock and you've retrofitted and changed all the tiny little details yourself it feels good to get a compliment
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