Tell us your story with this preparation (Why this style? Why this model? ...)
I am 20 years old, I started motorcycling at 19. My father owned a 1996 Transalp 600, he ended up giving it to me. I wanted a motorcycle with a cafe racer style, the problem, I had no money. So I said to myself, since I don't have any money, instead of buying one, I'm going to build one with what I have. This is the story that gave birth to this project. So I end up with my cafe racer for less than 2000 euros and it's quite funny to see people's faces when they ask me what bike it is and I tell them it's a Honda Transalp. I gave it a facelift, it's cool PS: it's my very first motorcycle project, of course it's far from perfect. You have to make mistakes to learn.
Here is a photo of the original model:
What modifications have you made to your motorcycle?
- modification of the frame:
- Installation of the rear buckle:
- adaptation of the cooling system
- adaptation of the electrical system
- the handlebars are original (just returned)
- Installation of a VT500 tank:
- custom saddle with a saddle bottom made of fiberglass (molded on the frame directly):
- setting up a horn
- synchronization of the carburettors
- new chain kit
- Painting of the frame:
- Tank painting:
- restoration of the original suspension:
- installation of new products: headlight, front indicators, rear buckle, handle, exhaust, speedometer, central indicator...
Have you used REMMOTORCYCLE parts? If yes, which ones?
Realizing a cafe racer / bratcafé on a Transalp is an original project and the result is successful! The dimensions and shapes are harmonious and the marriage of the green tank and the camel saddle is on top!