Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Alan Bernard's Cafe Racer Build

Well my friends check out this hot little Cafe a Racer. After almost a year of searching for a direction for this blog, I finally got my act together and decided to finally start featuring my work as a commercial photographer and the bikes, cars (or just about anything with a motor and/or wheels) that I think we could all love and appreciate. What a perfect way to start out with this beauty. The motorcycle was built by local, legendary bike builder Alan Bernard. Alan owns Santiago Choppers, which is based out of Tampa (and 10 minutes down the street from me) He started this project with a frame built by Cafe Racer Builder Extraordinaire' Georges Martin. Before Crotch Rockets became...'Crotch Rockets', George was the guy you went to to get that 76 Honda CB750Four to go faster than a speeding bullet (and to make it look like one too). So Alan, started out with Mr.Martin's frame as the skeleton, then added the guts of a KawKZ1000,and feet of a Suzuki GSRX to keep her firmly planted on the ground. This is one cafe racer that turned out to be a nimble little 'eye catcher'. This bike will be featured on The Discovery Channel in October in a Documentary Series on Cafe Racers. I look forward to photographing more 'works of art' by Alan in the future.
Photo Notes: These images were shot with a Nikon D3, and an 700-200 F2.8VR, and a 27-80 F2.8 The shot was light with the Nikon CLS lighting system (consisting of 1-SU800, 2 - SB800's and 4 - Sb600's. As always, No Pocket Wizards or Radio Poppers were used during the shoot. (And no animals were harmed during the shoot!)


  1. AnonymousJuly 10, 2010


    fantastic bike,i'm in love too...!!!!

  2. awesome bike!!

  3. nice shots and a gorgeous bike.
    typo: 70(0)-200 2.8

  4. wasnt there a model on this bike?