The Café Racer concept comes from 1960s England, when leather-clad bad boys with slicked-back hair zipped around London from café to café to the sound of BSA, Norton, AJS, Triumph and other Matchless motorcycles. Handlebar bracelets and rearsets gave these urban motorcycles a decidedly sophisticated look as they sped between Rock and Roll concerts, often spreading fear as they crossed the city. This was a rebellion without a cause being lived out by a young post-war generation at odds with mainstream society. Avinton feels no nostalgia for those days, and although we might sympathise with the sense of rebellion, we are not fans of ‘vintage’, preferring instead to look ahead. A long way ahead! It’s the best way when you are riding an exceptional motorcycle. This is why Avinton is reinventing the Café Racer, giving it the best brakes, suspension, engine, lights, carburation and injection available. We don’t just assemble, we create, which is why – on your Avinton – you will only find equipment developed in partnership with you, from design right through to manufacture.