Press & Reviews

Ryca Motors is the manufacturer of the world’s greatest DIY motorcycle kits and your premier source of custom parts and accessories. In 2010, our CS-1 Cafe Racer Kit captured the motorcycling world’s imagination and launched thousands of DIY garage projects worldwide. We’ve been featured on Jay Leno’s Garage, Popular Mechanics, Cycle World, and The New York Times. If you’re looking for the most complete, unique, and jaw dropping motorcycle kits on the market, or just want to browse some cool parts, you're in the right place!

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    Jay Leno gives a full ride review of the CS-1 Cafe Racer.

     

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    The Los Angeles Times takes the CS-1 for a spin.

     

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    Robert Pandya documents his CS-1 build in Motorcycle Cruiser magazine.

     

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    "It's the perfect café custom kit for the times, an antidote to a world of mass-produced sameness. Is it exotic? No. A masterpiece? Yes."

     

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    “On the street, the Ryca turns heads in a way that mass-produced machines do not. It’s striking and original, with its own aura of a classic thumper mixed with new-millenium chic.”

     

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    "From the lowest rung on Suzuki's cruiser ladder to the pinnacle of café racer cool."

     

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    "This custom café racer bike puts the “thump” in thumper, and appeals to anyone who wants to get his hands dirty building it."

     

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    "The Ryca feels tight and tiny, a natural for in-city commuting and short-haul cafe hopping."

     

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    "Looking good from either side, the Ryca is major bang for the buck."

     

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    "It may only feel like you’re being surveilled and interrogated everywhere you go when you’re riding a Ryca, but you can’t deny the cost-effective café racer’s curb appeal."

     

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    "The CS-1 is a bargain. For less than five large, you’ve got yourself an attractive custom that won’t leave you stranded by the side of the road, or handle like an oil tanker."

     

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    "I like the direction they're going here, start with an existing bike and transform it into a bike not available elsewhere. Sweet looks, nice price, I like it."