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Can-Am Cafe: A Ducati 848 with dual nationality

Can-Am Cafe: A Ducati 848 with dual nationality

Can-Am Cafe Racer: A 2008 Ducati 848 with dual nationality
If the name Mike Salek sounds familiar to you, you’ve probably been with us for the long haul. Because seven years ago, when retro Honda CB café racers were all the rage, Mike built an incredible example of the type that melted our servers. Then all went quiet.

A few days ago, Mike got back in touch. “It was about time I built something else, after my CB made such a splash,” he tells us. And so we have this very sporty Ducati 848 cafe fighter, built in two countries.

Can-Am Cafe Racer: A custom 2008 Ducati 848 with dual nationality
Mike runs a company that makes pumps for the oil and gas industries. He regularly makes the 1,500-mile trip between Calgary in Canada and Palm Springs in the USA—but he doesn’t let the travel get in the way of bike building.…

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