Ryca CS-1 Cafe Racer | First Ride

Finally, the savage lives up to its name!

By Ari Henning, Photography by Joe Neric


Evolution Your standard Savage mini-cruiser transformed into a righteous café racer.

None really, though a late-'80s Honda GB500 or Yamaha SRX600 come close.

Price $7995 complete, $2995 kit
Engine type a-c single
Valve train SOHC, 4v
Displacement 652cc
Bore x stroked 94.0 x 94.0mm
Compression 8.5:1
Fuel system 40mm Mikuni
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed
Claimed horsepower 33 bhp @ 5400 rpm
Claimed torque 37 lb.-ft. @ 3000 rpm
Frame Steel-tube double-cradle
Front suspension Kayaba 36mm fork
Rear suspension Progressive 412 shocks with adjustable spring preload
Front brake Tokico single-piston caliper, 260mm disc
Rear brake Drum
Front tire 100/90-19 IRC GS-18F
Rear tire 120/90-18 Kenda Challenger
Rake/trail 30.0°/4.8 in.
Seat height 31.0 in.
Wheelbase 57.0 in.
Fuel capacity 2.5 gal.
Claimed curb weight 320 lbs.
Colors Black
Available Now

Ryca Motors
P.O. Box 50202
Los Angeles, CA 90050

Verdict 4 out of 5 stars
A thoroughly enjoyable motorcycle infinitely more deserving of the Savage name.

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