The South Garage Rafale Caf\u00e9 Racer brings to mind the bike Steve McQueen rode in the movie The Great Escape. Granted, the bikes used in the movie were actually Triumph TR6 Trophy that had been disguised to look like BMW R75s, and that\u2019s where South Garage\u2019s Rafale comes in. The Rafale uses a BMW R80 as its base, then strips it back to a more nostalgic look and feel.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe most eye-catching quality of the Rafale is its color scheme. The scheme is simple, with the olive green tank and the natural brown leather seat standing out the most. The colors create that World War 2 feel\u2014especially with BMW motorcycles being so prolific in Germany at the time, especially in the German military. The Rafale also removes the modern style headlight and fenders to give the bike a more retro feel, which also makes it appear to be more rugged and durable. Additionally, the removal of plastic panels reveals the engine, toughening up the effect overall.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nJust because South Garage stripped away the modern doesn\u2019t mean they sacrificed performance. Underneath the exterior modifications still lies the BMW R80, so you\u2019re still getting top of the line performance and handling. There\u2019s a reason BMW is synonymous with quality, and riders of this bike won\u2019t be disappointed. While it may not be recommended to try to jump barb-wire fences with the Rafale, you can be assured that unlike McQueen, you\u2019ll probably make your escape good by clearing the line.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.