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Good Deal or Wouldn’t Steal: Ryca Motors CS-1


Good Deal or Wouldn’t Steal: Ryca Motors CS-1

OK we’ve got an interesting one here. Maybe you’ve never heard of Ryca Motors, or their cafe racer kits. The CS-1 is the Ryca Cafe Racer kit. It’s built off of a Suzuki Savage 650cc bike. You used to be able to pick these up fairly cheap, but I don’t see the Savages for sale very often any more.  It’s a $1000 bike in running condition. The Ryca CS-1 kit is $2750.  Overall, you end up with a pretty cool package and a nice looking cafe style bike. However, is it worth $5500?  Here is the sellers info, and you can see the ad here:

This Is A Custom Café Motorcycle Built With A RYCA CS-1 Kit On A 2002 Suzuki Savage. 

– Painted Custom Carbon Grey Metallic (Professionally, Of Course)
– 650cc Single Cylinder With 5 Speed Trans.
– The Bike Currently Has 300 Miles Since It’s Completion. 
– It’s Registered As A 2002 Suzuki Savage Which Makes It Super Cheap To Insure And Register. 
– The Tires And Front Brake Pads Were Replaced During The Build
– Oil Change Was Done About 150 Miles Ago
– Gets About 50MPGs!!!
– It’s An Amazing Riding Bike And Super Fun To Rip Around Town
– Starts And Runs Great Every time
– Donor Bike 8000 Miles At Time Of Disassembly
– Has Almost Every Option RYCA Offers For The CS-1

This Bike Needs To Be Seen In Person To Truly Appreciate How Great It Looks And How Much Attention To Detail Was Put Into The Build!!

– The Bike Is In Absolutely Perfect Condition! It Has Never Been Tracked, Raced, Or Abused. Is Adult Owned And Ridden. Has No Scratches, Dings, Dents, or Damage. 
– Has Clear California Title In My Name And Is Registered Until June 2014! 
– Located In North Hollywood But Willing To Meet Up Within The L.A. Area For A Serious Buyer. 
– Test Rides Only With M1 And Cash In Hand. 
– I Also Have Brand New Suomy Flat Black Helmet With Mirrored Shield To Anyone Interested, Sold Separately Of Course. 

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What do you think? Is this a good deal ,or would you rather go find a Savage and build it yourself? We haven’t really talked about kit bikes here on MM, but I think it’s an interesting topic.

One comment
  1. Carl

    I’m searching right now for a suitable donor bike.

    My current ride is a 2012 aprilia Shiver 750 that I love but……I want to build!!!!!!
    Never did it before.
    I hope to pull the trigger by the end of the year.

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