Cafe Racers Brisbane – Mostyn Industries are experts in custom built motorcycles and cafe racers. We live and breathe bikes and our business has been developed through a love of Motorcycles. Back in the 1910’s William Mostyn Tanner was modifying English 350cc Humber motorcycles and selling them in Australia under the name ‘Mostyn Cycle Works’. In fact he developed the earliest leaf spring prototype for suspension on Motorcycles. Do a search online and you can see the original plans. 100 years later his great grandson continues the tradition of building bikes and testing new designs.

Raf Mostyn

CEO

Background:
I've been building bikes since I was 10.. maybe younger. Got into motorcycles when I was 17. A family friend took me through the hills on what was then a brand new Ninja (Top Gun style). That was a huge moment for a 12 year old and that was where it started. At 17 I had a garage underneath a townhouse with at least a dozen bikes and it went from there.

Favourite Bikes:
Vincents. Munchs. Brittens. Then Suzuki's or anything 70's/ 80's shaft driven  (I wee myself a bit when I think of XS1100's and GS1100g's) Then everything else as long as it has 2 wheels.

What bike/s do you own now?

XS1100, GS850g, XT600 (3), GSF1400 (You read that right), SR500, SR400, CB500, CB350, CB250, Fatboy.... there's more but they're my favourites

Favourite Quotes:

With a big enough lever, you can move the world. Hustle until you no longer have to introduce yourself.

Favourite Music:

Henry Rollins, Dave Matthews Band, Bluejuice, Hilltops etc

What do you bring to the Crew?

Passion. the knowledge that comes from a wasted childhood memorising bikes and rebuilding parts. The final say when the voting in the Crew is a tie.

Ben Brecevic

Background:

I come from a history of self employment and e-commerce operations in medium enterprises. I first got into bikes when I rode a mates CB400, and soon after discovered Pipeburn and Bike EXIF. I never really had a chance after that, I've been pretty much obsessed ever since.

Favourite Bikes:

Brough Superior, CB400, NSR250, XJR900, pretty much any Ducati

What bike/s do you own now?

I'm currently building a 1991 CD250u in classic cafe racer style.

Favourite Quotes:

"Yeah, well, that's just like, your opinion, man"- The Dude

"You are tearing me apart, Lisa!" - Tommy Wiseau

Favourite Bands:

Iggy Pop is my idol. Dead Kennedies, Aphex Twin, Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Eddie Vedder, Curtis Mayfield, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, The Prodigy, RATM, SOAD. The list goes on and on and on.

What do you bring to the Crew?

I have a bunch of experience in e-commerce, warehousing, shipping, and being cheap labour. My natural habitat is orderly, simple, and efficient systems, so I endeavour to bring that into the fold.

Josh Galbraith

Workshop

Background:

Originally fabrication and automotive. Always had a passion for bikes with parents that dislike bikes and would never let me have one.

Once out of home it only took two weeks and it's been full steam ahead.

Favourite Bikes:

Ratty old rusty bobbers / cruisers. hand built bare bones

What bike/s do you own now?

Hardtail honda vt600 shadow custom bobber

Favourite Quotes:

If you need a grinder to make a weld nice, your a grinder not a welder

Favourite Music:

to many to list

metal, rnb, 80s, 90s, 2000s anything really

What do you bring to the Crew?

Creatively stupid ideas with the skills to engineer - imagination into reality

    Annie Solomon

    Warehouse

    Background:

    Nothing that will in any way help the business!

    Favourite Bikes:

    2011 Harley Fatboy (the bike my husband was riding the day I met him)

    What bike/s do you own now?

    At the moment I have a CB 250N. We have fancied it up with a chrome tank, custom seat, Posh grips and made it into a tracker style. It is the first bike i've ever fixed up and I love it.

    Favourite Quotes:

    "I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best." - Marilyn Monroe.

    Favourite Music:

    Love some Fleetwood Mac, 1927, Bluejuice, Dire Straites and general 80s 🙂

    What do you bring to the Crew?

    Generally, I bring the food and the drinks 🙂

       

       

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