Motorcycle Photo: 1968 Honda CL 350 Cafe Racer

Motorcycle Photo: 1968 Honda CL 350 Cafe Racer

1968 Honda CL 350 Cafe Racer

I love Kenny’s CL. I think he did such a great job on resurrecting it from a shabby, mismatched clunker and turning it into a snappy little spitfire.

Last week, Discovery HD Theater launched it’s new series Cafe Racer TV. Aside from the show itself, they launched a snazzy new website. Part of their promotion machine features a contest in which viewers can submit photos of their bikes for a chance to win some Cafe Racer TV swag. I, of course encouraged Kenny to submit a pic of his red & white beauty.

Part of the premise of contests like these is of course to get participants to encourage their friends to vote on their behalf and thereby bring publicity to the website and show. Kenny’s bike was doing really great until yesterday. He had over 80 thumbs up votes which magically turned in to 18. It seems that an army of people got together to thumbs down his bike. At the same time, another bike more than doubled it’s votes. Dang.

I’m kinda bummed that positive votes can be negated, but it is what it is. He’s still a winner in my book whether I get a free t-shirt or not. Did I say, I? I meant he 😉

I’ll be looking forward to more episodes of Cafe Racer TV and applaud HD Theater for their increasing motorcycle coverage. From their Isle of Man coverage and now this… their on the right track.

12 Replies to “Motorcycle Photo: 1968 Honda CL 350 Cafe Racer”

  1. Did I miss you posting up that there was voting going on? I’m sure your own army would have stepped up to put up a good fight. 🙂

    1. I didnt post it here – just on twitter and facebook. 🙁

      But.. if you feel so inclined to share the link – please be my guest! I guess they haven’t closed the voting yet.

      You did ride the CL when you were here, didn’t you?

    1. Oh it is really fun to ride, Doug. No power, no brakes – keeps things exciting 😆

      That isn’t a WB, it’s actual a Suzuki RE-5 Rotary. Equally (maybe more so?) weird and obscure!

  2. So i went to the site and it looks like you can now revote for Kenny’s bike. Yes the bike can get down voted but it seems to actually negate your vote so all of us can vote again. I could anyways…….but maybe it was something with my IP at work. That was bull in my opinion i’m bringing it back!

  3. Cafe bikes are really hitting the mainstream. If cafe racers become familiar with TV audiences, will they still be cool? I still remember how Knight Rider ruined talking firebirds.

    1. Nice, Forest 🙂

      The good thing about tv audiences is that they have short attention spans. Their interest will come and go a la choppers and the people who were there all along will still do what they were doing before it was fashionable.

      I’d still love a talking Firebird. But only if it sounded like Rip Taylor.

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