Plenty of books have been published about British bikes and their glorious motorcycling racing heritage, but until now none has solely focused on the rich variety of British café racers. a genre created in 1950s Britain by the 'ton-up boys'.
Style, speed and passion combine for an eclectic journey into the world of the British cafe racer. Uli Cloesen's latest book - the first dedicated to the British cafe racer scene - is a celebration of all things fast from Britain, a definitive overview of the cafed British motorcycle, from single-cylinder to four-cylinder variants, and going well beyond the parallel Triton twin.
Featuring a truly stunning variety of British motorcycle engine based cafe racers, from the UK and beyond, and complemented by owners' stories and technical descriptions, this book presents the eye candy of the British cafe racer world ... come and see the cafed side of Britain!
Uli Cloesen is the author of seven books on motorcycles, with topics ranging from custom bikes to cafe racers and sidecars. He also contributes articles to New Zealand and German bike magazines. His interest in British motorcycles stems from ownership of a Hinckley Triumph Bonneville and an Indian-built Royal Enfield Bullet. Uli was born and raised in Germany and lives in Wellington, New Zealand.