From Budapest with love: The Suzuki GN250 Cafe Racer from Mokka Cycles

From Budapest with love: The Suzuki GN250 Cafe Racer from Mokka Cycles

Budapest is probably the farthest thing on anyone’s mind when they think of cafe racers and builders. But, Mokka Cycles, Arpad Bozi, might just be the one person to turn things around!

And he’s doing that with this Suzuki GN250 cafe racer!

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Unlike the area where he comes from, the Suzuki GN250 is a very popular bike amongst cafe racers and builders.

[AdSense-A]The GN250 is very easy to customize and is a very cost efficient in terms of parts availability and other customization expenses you may incur during the build process.

 

Herein lies the problem: with so many GN250 cafe racers out there, can Arpad Bozi’s project stand out from the crowd or will it just get lost due to the sheer number of people with GN250 cafe racers out there?

And he has apparently created a truly stunning machine.

So here are a few things Arpad did to create this machine.

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Building the Suzuki GN250 Cafe Racer:

Correcting the tank alignment and creating the parallel line illusion

The GN250’s silhouette is comparable to a cruiser. A small cruiser.

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And in order to create a successful cafe racer out of this basic platform, you’ll have to correct the alignment of its basic components to achieve that.

One way to correct this is to align the tank so it is parallel to the ground to create that classic cafe racer look.

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The best way to do this is to realign the sub frame so that the holding bracket located at the front of the tank sits lower than it originally is and the bracket at the back of the tank sits a little bit higher tank it was originally made. Doing so should level things out perfectly.

 

Once you place the tank on top of the frame, it should achieve a lower profile and be more parallel to the ground.

Raising and lowering Techniques

Since the GN250 assumes a cruiser stance, you need to lower the front area by swapping out the triple tees and forks.

And in the back, you can effectively raise the rear by swapping out the tires with larger ones.

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By simultaneously doing this, you’ll effectively level things out and achieve that authentic cafe racer look!

A small disclaimer here: Arpad Bozi used original Suzuki replacement parts to keep everything true to the brand.

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And Arpad spared no expense to get the highest quality parts available in the market and combined them all for this cafe racer!

Base Bike for this project: the Suzuki GN250 (1982-1995)

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Source: Autoevolution.com

 

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