RYCA featured in the July Issue of Popular Mechanics. Read more…

Jay Leno interviews the guys from RYCA, takes a tour of the shop, and gives a full ride review of the CS-1 Cafe Racer.

Susan Carpenter of the Los Angeles Times takes the CS-1 for a spin. Read more…

Robert Pandya documents his CS-1 build in Motorcycle Cruiser magazine. Read more…

“The CS-1 has a purity and simplicity that is wickedly appealing, with a thumping backbeat and light, approachable feel on the road. It’s the perfect café custom kit for the times, an antidote to a world of mass-produced sameness. Is it exotic? No. A masterpiece? Yes. It’s an honest, low-cost motorcycle that offers you involvement as a builder. Ride free in spirit, cheap in wallet!” Read more…

Dexter Ford’s New York Times article “From Cruiser to Cooler: Ryca CS-1″
“On the street, the Ryca turns heads in a way that mass-produced machines do not. It’s striking and original,
with its own aura of a classic thumper mixed with new-millenium chic.”
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“Casey Stevenson has elevated the Savage from the lowest rung on Suzuki’s
cruiser ladder to the pinnacle of café racer cool.”
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“This custom café racer bike puts the “thump” in thumper, and appeals
to anyone who wants to get his hands dirty building it.”
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“The Ryca feels tight and tiny, a natural for in-city
commuting and short-haul cafe hopping.”
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“Looking good from either side, the Ryca is major bang for the buck.”


RYCA INTERVIEW AND RIDE REPORT
“It may only feel like you’re being surveilled and interrogated everywhere you go when you’re riding a Ryca, but you can’t deny the cost-effective café racer’s curb appeal. ” Read more…

“Considering that you can pick up a secondhand Suzuki S40 in good shape for less than $2,000, the CS-1 is a bargain. For less than five large, you’ve got yourself an attractive custom that won’t leave you stranded by the side of the road, or handle like an oil tanker.” Read more…

“I like the direction they’re going here, start with an existing bike and transform it into a bike not available elsewhere. Sweet looks, nice price, I like it.” Read more…

“A handsome, practical, desirable café racer lurking not far below the surface of the Suzuki Savage.” Read more…

“We’re finding ourselves rather intrigued by the CS-1 from Ryca Motors. Starting with the well-known Suzuki S40 means that parts and service will never present a problem.” Read more…

“The result is a product that’s completely unique in the market place.” Read more…

“Casey Stevenson had trouble finding a suitable bike for his Café Racer project but eventually stumbled upon the S40 and decided to turn this ‘ugly duckling’ into a very sexy swan.” Read more…

“The major advantage of the CS-1 kit is that it requires very little modification to the engine or frame.” Read more…

“If I had to pick one style of bike to ride for the rest of my life it would be something very much like the CS-1” Read more…

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“Great design, clean execution, and looks like a blast to ride.” Read more…