John Varvatos Cafe Racer To Be Auctioned For Charity + Video

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In fashion circles, John Varvatos is a well known menswear designer. With an eye toward design, Varvatos has turned his attention away from the catwalk and into the realm of motorcycles, teaming up with The Black Motorcycles to create a custom-fabricated 1980 CB750c Cafe Racer to be unveiled in New York City on June 26. This bike will then be auctioned off, with proceeds benefitting Road Recovery, a New York-based non-profit organization helping at-risk teens through the dynamic process of creating, planning and executing their own live concert events and recording projects.

The bike itself combines the signature artistry and rock n’ roll style of John Varvatos with the expertise and craftsmanship of The Black Motorcycles. The motorcycle features chromed steel components, rich artisanal leathers and handcrafted details, balancing function and authentic beauty.

You can learn more about the motorcycle and the Road Recovery charity by watching the video below. To place a bid on the motorcycle, click here to go to the auction site. The CB750 Cafe Racer is estimated to be worth $30,000. Bidding ends on Thursday, July 10, at 2pm Eastern time.

For more specific information on the bike, below is a full technical description by The Black Motorcycles:

TBM Featured Products:
Custom triple-tree
Custom Fuel Cell
Custom chain guard
Custom battery box (JV Artisan leather by Christina Z Antonio Leather Artisans)
Custom license plate mount (with  TBM JV License Plate)
Custom electronics mount
Custom polished “skin” with custom seat  (JV artisan diamond-hashed leather by Christina Z Antonio Leather Artisans) inspired by JV personal collection vintage office chairs
Custom TBM/JV signature engraved Fuel Cap

Dime City Cycles Featured Products:
Keihin Roundslide“CR29” racing carburetors
Polished Aluminum Velocity Stacks, Full Taper
Aluminum Biltwell “Whiskey” Throttle
Firestone Champion Deluxe (400-19 Front / 500-16 Rear)
Original Universal Rear-sets
Rear-set linkage  (JV artisan leather by Christina Z Antonio Leather Artisans)
Offset Shifter Arm
Galfer K7 Universal Stainless Steel Brake Lines
Chrome Steering Stem Nut
48 tooth rear sprocket
17 tooth front sprocket
EK Gold SROZ 120 Link 530 O-Ring Chain
Stainless Steel “Quiet-core” Universal Cone Muffler
Throttle & Clutch Cables

Motogadget Featured Products:
m-Unit V2
m-Blaze Indicators
m-Lock (RFID wireless Key)
m-Switch
m-Button
m-Grips (JV artisan leather by Christina Z Antonio Design)

Other Featured Products:
Modified CB750c Chassis (Custom powder coating by Byrne Coatings)
Original rebuilt CB750c (750cc bored to 800cc)
Vintage right side mirror
Chrome clip-ons with integrated controls (On/Off, Turn Signals)
Chrome head-light
Chrome rear-light
Custom length forks (-3″)
Original rebuilt CB750 Comstar wheels (Custom powder coating by Byrne Coatings)
Original rebuilt CB750 performance shocks
4-into-1 chrome exhaust

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