Taimoshan - Super Cafe Racer - FINISHED!!!

Aug 2009

For those that did not see my work in progress photos and info, i am a part time custom bike builder under the name of Taimoshan Cycle Works and for my day job I run a telecoms company in London.

I am the designer and builder of Taimoshan a Super Cafe Racer.

The bike was designed and built around a heavily custom built replica Norton Featherbed race frame and a 1000cc Aprilia RSV Factory Super Bike motor.

Taimoshan has a Ducati front end, wheels and brakes, a hybrid honda Unit pro-link swingarm, a custom hand made Aliuminium Manx tank, seat unit and rear sub frame.

Other interesting features are the under seat radiator and electronics package.

The bike has taken 12 months to design and build, but no completed I have just started 2 more custom racer style bikes, one is my take on a Vincent and the other is an Art Deco BSA A65 Oil In Frame, GP racer.

I hope you enjoy my pictures of the finished bike. :doug

Best regards

John Pellew


Love this bike. watched the clip of its first ride. sounds awesome with those pipes.

Any plans to video it on full chat:devious
Sep 2009
nice, great to see a Rotax in a featherbed. Have to say it looks a bit uncomfortable though (judging by your wrist position), thats the problem with cafe racers ;) The Paul Smart Ducati rep was almost unrideable, not strictly a cafe racer, but it felt like one.

How does the wheelbase rake & trail compare to the Manx and the RSVR?
Mar 2009
Co Durham
Awesome, love the cafe racer look. I would like to own a Triton, but think this would be much better with the modern twist.