Here’s to starting Monday morning off right as we bring you the Spanish-made Sbay Flying 1800 custom café racer from Sbay Motor Company. If cruisers from a certain American manufacturer could look like this, we imagine that talks of an aging demographic would cease to exist as the Flying 1800 has ample doses of eye-candy, sportiness, and innovation.
Between the 3.7 gallon carbon fiber tank that is hangs below the oil-holding frame and above the motor, the rear taillight that integrates into the tail section like a Ducati GP9/GP10, and the tasteful use of copper pipes that we liked so much on the Confederate Fighter, there’s plenty to get you drooling on this bike as it borrows from some of the best ideas in motorcycle design.
Basing its name off the 1840cc Rev-Tech v-twin motor, the Flying 1800 puts out 115hp, and weighs a paltry 465 lbs. Using a Rev-Tech five-speed transmission, Sbay has also tapped Öhlins for the suspension, Galfer and Brembo for the brakes, and Marchesini for the wheels, which puts all the right names on the build spec sheet. Along with the café styling which seems to be all the rage right now, the Flying 1800 is a stylish and sporty motorcycle that makes us want to give up our sport bike ways.
We’re not the only ones that think so, as the Sbay Flying 1800 recently won “First Prize Cafe Racer” at the 2010 Verona Fair (along with a slew of other awards from other shows). Keep your eyes peeled for more great work from this young firm.