Here at The Bullitt we're a little obsessed with 2-stroke cafes at the moment. There's something so fun about a torquey, lightweight machine spewing smoke that reminds what riding is all about. This bike here is built by FMX'er and Smoking Seagull, Drake McElroy.
Drake transformed his battered jump bike
into a ’60s-style café racer, spending as little money and recycling as
many old parts as possible.
The frame and swingarm are stock, and the
long-travel suspension was cut down 6 inches with the help of Ronnie
Williams at Race Tech. Wheels are 19-inch Excels fitted with
vintage-looking K70 front tires from McElroy’s sponsor, Dunlop. Another
sponsor, FMF, contributed the exhaust. The Ducati single bodywork is
from AirTech, rattle-canned and hand-sanded by McElroy to create the
desired denim effect, then lettered by hand. McElroy says
he has less than $1500 invested in the build, which is probably easy to do when you're sponsored.
Check this previous Bullitt post to see a video of Drake and Roland Sands ripping around on two Smoking Seagulls singles.
Labels: 2-stroke, badass, Cafe, cafe racer, custom, Drake McElroy, Roland Sands Design, Smoking Seagulls