The Papillionaire Cafe Racer has been designed with two things in mind - Speed & Comfort. While maintaining the timeless aesthetic of our Classic model, its components have been specially customized to allow for a more powerful riding experience.
The Cafe Racer is equipped with inverted riser bars, lighter tyres and a customized gear ratio. True to its name, the Cafe Racer is the perfect companion for a fast-paced urban lifestyle.
Frame: Powder coated chromoly (CRMO) steel
Frame size: 52cm (20.5″) or 57cm (22.5")
Gears: Nexus Shimano internal hub in 3 or 8 speed.
Brakes: Tektro dual-pivot front and rear caliper brakes. Single speeds have rear coaster brakes.
Tyres: Kenda Kwest 700 x 28c (whitewhall) OR 700 x 35c (cream or gumwall)
Finish: Crafted, durable leather saddles, grips, toe clips & other accessories
Colours: Black, Navy, Olive, Vermillion, White, Birdie
Weight: 13 Kg /28lb
Love the Cafe Racer! Has the look and feel of an old-school road bike. Easy to carry up to my third floor apartment. Thanks Papillionaire!
Slick ride! Have been commuting on this for the past month, turns heads, perfect for tearing around the backstreets. Navy with the Whitewall tyres is the way to go.
Bringing back the 60's, my cafe racer looks amazing in black with the whitewall tyres! Rides great and is super comfy
Perfect for mild to intermediate hills, the 3 Speed Shimano hub is a clean no-fuss gearing system. The gears are spaced well apart to make sure you still get plenty of assistance going up or down hills.
Ideal for more challenging commutes, the 8 Speed Shimano hub offers a wider range of gearing to handle more difficult inclines and for greater power on downhill and flat gradients.
SMALL (52 cm)
Recommended height 5'2" - 5'10"
REGULAR (57 cm)
Recommended height 5'11" - 6'4"