Saturday, 25 July 2015

The Kid has finally finished his Tuono cafe racer

A couple of  years ago my son told me he was going to turn his Aprilia Tuono into a cafe racer. My first reaction was 'why?', followed by 'why?'. Anyway, he had a design commissioned by a custom bike shop but decided it would cost too much money, so proceeded to strip it down in his garage to do it himself. 
Remember this photo from a couple of years ago?
 Surprisingly he managed to source a number of parts including a nice nosecone, had a guy fabricate a seat unit for him, started to put it together then decided to get a bike shop finish it off for him. It just got finished this week, so he sent over this photo. Looks nice, don't you think? I can't wait to see it in the flesh, maybe have a little race...............


Evidently that exhaust is 'fairly loud'

6 comments:

  1. Great job and congrats to your son for getting the job done himself.

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  2. What a great handiwork! Your son is indeed a talented chap.

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  3. I've got an Aprilia Shiver and have been looking to make a similar conversion to it but have been unable to find a suitable fairing like your son did, any idea where he managed to find it?
    Thanks!
    —August

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    1. August, he got it from some guy in France. I'll find out the address for you. If you email me at jonandaisy@aol.com I'll reply. Cheers, El D

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