Category: Current Builds

Taimoshan Cycle Works moves to Sydney Australia

Breaking News:

Taimoshan Cycle Works has now moved from Cardiff in the UK , to Sydney Australia and is in the process of partnering with an industry leading engine performance builder and Honda specialist.

We expect to have facilities available in the early New Year to take on new builds, possibly earlier if the bikes are Honda CBX 1000, CB750 DOHC, CB750 SOHC

We will are also developing a range of performance production parts for the above Honda, so keep you eye out in the new year.

We will also be putting together some bike and engine build packages where we will arrange all the necessary shipping and return to most countries to give customers in other countries access to our new products and services.

If you would like to get in touch email   or call +61 417 894 663

Bare Metal Triumph Bonneville T140es

Posted on 13th October, by John_Pellew in bikes, Bikes for Sale, Cafe Racers, Current Builds. No Comments

Bare Metal Triumph Bonneville T140es

This one has been sitting on the shelf waiting for a break in the work load to start building.

We start with a 1982 Triumph Bonneville T140es   OIF  with matching numbers.


The plan is to build a cafe racer with a little of the style of Shinya Kimura, ie full bare metal everything and this is the first step, stripping off all the paint, with a wire wheel. It has to be a wire wheel as the process, part polishes the metal of the frame to the required effect.





As you can see we have modified the frame, adding a cross tube in the front down tubes and created a box section between the seat frame rails to house the electronics and finally we detabbed the frame of all unnecessary brackets.  The final thing … Read More »

CBX1000 Cafe Racer – engine build

Posted on 16th March, by John_Pellew in Cafe Racers, Current Builds. No Comments

For those interested in the CBX1000 Cafe Racer Project, I now have an almost complete 2nd engine, which will be a hybrid of the Pro-link casings, crank & rods, Z head, barrels & pistons and pro-link gearbox internals & clutch, this will I have been advised give the best of both worlds, ie the HP of the early Z motors with the stronger clutch and drive of the later pro-link motor.

I have also been investigating that options re big bore kits etc, with a minimum of 1150cc , this in-conjunction with Z heads, some mild porting should put the engine in the region of 115hp.  If you wanted some serious muscle then kits out to 1425cc are possible, with power in the region of 160bhp and a suitable price tag to match.

The completed bike will have a target weight of … Read More »

Completion of the carbon seat & part painted

Posted on 16th March, by John_Pellew in Bikes for Sale, Cafe Racers, Current Builds. No Comments

A couple of preview pictures of the finished carbon seat unit and the part completed paint scheme / layout.

At the time of writing the seat has been sent to the Upholsterer and should be completed on Monday

When finished this bike will be for sale – serious inquiries email




CBX 1000 Cafe Racer Frame build – pt3

Posted on 14th December, by John_Admin in Cafe Racers, Current Builds. No Comments

In this short series of pics you can see the addition of the  oval swingarm and the templates for the head mounts for the engine.




If you would like us to build you are bespoke CBX Cafe Racer or another type of cafe racer of your dreams then please drop John an email at

CBX 1000 Cafer Racer Frame Build – pt2

Posted on 14th December, by John_Admin in Cafe Racers, Current Builds. No Comments
Taimoshan CBX1000 Cafe Racer Frame 04

Following is a series of shots of the heavy weight 6 cylinder CBX1000 engine having been shoe horned into the lightweight seamless tube Taimoshan CBX1000 Cafe Racer frame





If you are liking what you see in this build and you want your own,  we are happy to design a new build around the same frame, if so then please email john at

CBX 1000 Cafe Racer Frame build – pt1

Posted on 14th December, by John_Admin in Cafe Racers, Current Builds. No Comments
Taimoshan CBX1000 cafe racer frame


After a slow start to the build the frame is coming together nicely. Below is a series of pics of the frame & swingarm being setup in the frame jig ready for welding.

In the next post you will see how to  shoe horn a big 6 cylinder CBX1000 motor in a small frame, this is going to be one stunning cafe racer.




If you are interested in own a brutal but stunning CBX1000 Cafe Racer like we are building for this customer please drop us an email at





CBX 1000 – Cafe Racer – Intro

Posted on 15th April, by John_Admin in Cafe Racers, Current Builds. No Comments

The CBX 1000 Cafe Racer is a bike commissioned by a customer in Australia after reading about Taimoshan the Super Cafe Racer in an Australian motorcycle publication.

As it happened this customer had a couple of Pro-link CBX 1000’s  sitting in his garage waiting for a little magic.

Above we have an early rendered sketch of the bike design, very much along the lines of the famous Honda RC 161 & 166, 6 cylinder racing machine of the factory honda race team, but in a much more brutal form, as these early RC racers were only 250cc.

The frame is a one off custom cafe racer style frame, designed especially for the  102kg, 6 cylinder engine and will in the “super cafe racer” style have the most modern up to date front suspension and monster twin disc brakes albeit mounted to 17 inch … Read More »

Aprilia RS250 – Cafe Fighter intro

Posted on 12th April, by John_Pellew in Bikes for Sale, Cafe Racers, Current Builds. No Comments

The RS250 – Cafe Fighter Intro

Here we have one of the legendary Aprilia RS250’s set up as a dedicated race & track bike, with Fibre glass fairing, tuned pipes, pre-mix only and stripped of all unnecessary equipment such as speedo and lights

These bikes are built for speed and have the reputation as being one of the best handling bikes ever built as they can carry huge corner speed.

So you might as what you can do to customise these RS250’s , well many go with the Tyga body kit and or shoe horn in the or Gamma GR500 motor to make themselves an RS500, but I am not going down this road, I am planning something a little more extreme in the styling department.

The look I am after is what I am going to call a Cafe Fighter, a hybrid … Read More »