DT CX Lside 800

Brad is 21 years old, and has been riding for a few years, having started out on dirt bikes. However, he is also son of David T, who recently built a badass black CX500 cafe racer, which we featured a few months ago. As you might imagine, Brad decided he had to have one too. Good call, Brad.

DT CX LsideRA Crop 800

Brad need his own wheels ASAP. "There’s a strong interest and a growing following of Café racers in our city, Christchurch in New Zealand. I have been to 'Smashed Palace' with Dad a few times. It's a cool bar, where Thursday is bike night, and all sorts of cool and customised bikes turn up." DT CX Rside 800 Some people call these the poor man's Guzzi. Either way they make a convincing brat style custom if you're prepared to put some work in.

DT CX RSide Crop 800

"My CX donor bike was in very good condition, everything was ugly and original. Worked out how I wanted her to look, Stripped her down. The hardest part on the CX’s to get right is the line of the seat; the existing seat has been substantially chopped and shaped, then re-upholstered in high quality black leather."


"The guards have been shortened, tank, pods and guards professionally painted to a high standard. New gauges, headlight and slim LED blinkers and tail light fitted. Also tank stripes and graphics added."

DT CX Rearview 800

"I love the way this bike looks and handles. I’m off overseas travelling for 6-8months when I get back I will be looking for another project bike to turn into a Café racer. Love this style of bike and the whole Café racer scene and culture! … Cheers Brad".

DT CX Ride 800

Seems like Brad has started out life on two wheels in perfect shape, with good taste and a great looking ride. Thanks for sharing, and we look forward to seeing what you and your dad come up with next.