Little Miss Dynamite, The first Ace Café Racer, was shown off at a small reception at the Café last week before being packed up and shipped to Sturgis. The bike will be entered into S&S Cycle’s 50th anniversary custom contest at the August rally. The newly formed Stonebridge Motor Company will begin building Ace Café Racers for sale later this year. A video of Little Miss Dynamite and more details follow the jump.
At first glance, Little Miss Dynamite doesn’t look incredibly unique,
but that’s kind of the point. Ace owner Mark Wilsmore and bike builder
Nick Gale were aiming to create a minimalist, functional, handsome café
racer around the 100ci S&S v-twin, and they’ve succeeded. Where
every other retro-influenced bike becomes an affectation, their machine
exudes understated function. We like how well the classic café racer cues combine
with the big twin and modern mechanicals. Also notable is the
successful combination of textures and finishes, progressing from the
polished tank to the black wire wheels via a bare engine and gold
After Sturgis, Little Miss Dynamite will be shipped back to London where it will make an appearance at the Ace on 13 September.