Cafe Racer

The Papillionaire Cafe Racer has been designed with two things in mind - Speed & Comfort. While maintaining the timeless aesthetic of our Classic model, its components have been specially customized to allow for a more powerful riding experience.

The Cafe Racer is equipped with inverted riser bars, lighter tyres and a customized gear ratio. True to its name, the Cafe Racer is the perfect companion for a fast-paced urban lifestyle.

Frame: Powder coated chromoly (CRMO) steel

Frame size: 52cm (20.5″) or 57cm (22.5")

Gears: Nexus Shimano internal hub in 3 or 8 speed.

Brakes: Tektro dual-pivot front and rear caliper brakes. 

Tyres: Kenda Kwest 700 x 28c (whitewall) OR 700 x 35c (cream or gumwall)

Finish: Crafted, durable leather saddles, grips, toe clips & other accessories

Colours: Black, Navy, Olive, Vermillion, White, Birdie

Weight: 13 Kg

  • Gus - Brooklyn NYC

Love the Cafe Racer! Has the look and feel of an old-school road bike. Easy to carry up to my third floor apartment. Thanks Papillionaire!

  • Jason - Brunswick, VIC

Slick ride! Have been commuting on this for the past month, turns heads, perfect for tearing around the backstreets. Navy with the Whitewall tyres is the way to go.

  • Jack - Preston, VIC

Bringing back the 60's, my cafe racer looks amazing in black with the whitewall tyres! Rides great and is super comfy

3 Speed
Perfect for mild to intermediate hills, the 3 Speed Shimano hub is a clean no-fuss gearing system. The gears are spaced well apart to make sure you still get plenty of assistance going up or down hills.

8 Speed
Ideal for more challenging commutes, the 8 Speed Shimano hub offers a wider range of gearing to handle more difficult inclines and for greater power on downhill and flat gradients.

SMALL (52 cm)
Recommended height 5'2" - 5'10" | 157cm - 178cm

REGULAR (57 cm)
Recommended height 5'11" - 6'4" | 180cm - 193cm

The Cafe Racer is Papillionaire’s commuter city bike. Inspired by the road bikes of the 1950’s, the Cafe Racer has been designed with two things in mind - speed & comfort. A classic Diamond Frame and inverted handlebars make for a quick and easy commute. The Cafe Racer is a city bike that will keep you fit, healthy and on time. A stripped-back design and classic colours will compliment a casual shirt or suit jacket.

Made from rigid Chromoly (CRMO) Steel, the Cafe Racer is lighter and more durable than most other urban bikes. Slim 700 x 25C Kenda Kwest tyres will help absorb vibrations from cracks and pot holes without slowing you down. The Cafe Racer is also designed with mounting points for a rear carrier.

Available in 3 or 8 speed, with low-maintenance internal gearing. The Nexus Shimano internal hub allows for simple gear changes, wide gear ratio and minimal design.

Bike accessories are available to complete your city bike.