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Converting a KTM 530 EXC into a café racer

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You might remember Roland Sands’ KTM 530 EXC café racer that we’ve shown you a month back. We’re getting deeper into the story with detailed pictures from during the build and three inside videos of the café racer conversion. The process consisted mostly in shortening the suspension and the adding of a custom made bodywork with incredible results.

Converting a KTM 530 EXC into a café racer

The conversion was aimed at emphasizing both performance and styling in an attempt to create the Super Single style. The idea sounds great and the bike is a dream to ride, just as Roland Sands describes: "The bike is super fun to ride, it’s light, agile, torquey and stylish. It does everything you want a good road bike to do....it just does it better." Hit the jump for the inside videos.






5 comments:

I agree with you. This cafe racer is such a headache to accomplish. I’ve been wondering on how these people ended up in making such kind of conversion.

Nice build. This would certainly be a good idea to try out, though I’m not really sure if this is going to be easy.

Hmm, I’m almost speechless with this bike.

This bike’s perfect for touring around from place to place.

Hmm, I’m almost speechless with this bike.

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