Who said that you need a Royal Enfield as the base to build a cafe racer motorcycle? Recently, we saw a Honda Unicorn that was transformed into a really attractive cafe racer and now, we have a Bajaj XCD125, a puny commuter motorcycle, that has been modified into a gorgeous little cafe racer.
This modification has been executed by Gujarat-based McM Custom. This is the first time that we have come across a really tastefully modified Bajaj XCD 125 motorcycle. As you can see, this modified motorcycle looks nothing like the regular XCD125. At the front, the bikini fairing has been replaced with a round headlamp. The front fender is shorter than the one you find on the regular XCD 125. The front forks have been painted black and a set of new indicators have been added. Once astride, you’ll be quick to notice the flatter, clip-on handlebar and the bar-end-mounted rear-view mirrors. The original instrument cluster has been retained.
The original fuel tank has been replaced with a new one that provides well-defined knee recesses. The fuel tank gets ‘XCD 125 Cafe Racer’ stickers. The side panels have been replaced with wire-mesh covers. The motorcycle also gets a flatter seat that has been hand-built by the customizer. The seat has a leather cover. It’s also claimed that the frame was updated to accommodate all the changes. At the rear, the motorcycle loses its tailpiece for a cleaner look. The original tail-light has been replaced with an LED strip that has been mounted on the rear-end of the custom seat. Akin to the front, the rear gets a set of custom indicators.
Other than all this, the motorcycle also gets a sports exhaust and a performance air filter. As can be seen in the video, this customized Bajaj XCD 125 has a louder and sportier exhaust note than the regular motorcycle. The Bajaj XCD 125 is powered by a 124.58cc, single-cylinder motor that outputs 9.4 bhp and 10.85 Nm. It comes mated to a four-speed transmission. We must say that this little cafe racer by McM Custom looks quite attractive and far more appealing than the regular XCD 125 commuter motorcycle.
Source – Moto Mahal on Youtube