There seems to be a revolution occuring in café racer enthusiast circles. Rather than opting for your typical go to platforms like Triumph’s Bonneville or Honda’s CB series, more and more builders are thinking outside the box. “I like to consider myself a normal motorcycle enthusiast.” Miguel Padilla tells us. “Last year in a motorcycle accident, I fractured 5 ribs and suffered a range of injuries that kept me away from riding for the better part of the year. During that time, I decided to create a modern American Café Racer”. A Harley would have been the obvious choice, but instead he opted for Eric Buell’s torque happy v-twin XBR12R Firebolt.