2017 SSR Buccaneer Cafe Review

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then SSR most really be trying to suck up to the Italians. First it was theRazkull 125, the miniature playbike that looks like someone stuck a Ducati Monster 796 in the dryer for too long. Now it’s this, the SSR Buccaneer Cafe, which resembles another Italian: the Moto Guzzi V7 II Stornello.

Look at the similarities in the picture below: red frame, white tank, wire-spoke wheels, cafe styling, miniwindscreen, number plates, fork gaiters, pseudo-knobbytires. Heck, both even have V-Twin engines, though they’re mounted in different orientations.

Of course, that’s where the similarities end. The Buccaneer Cafe, as you may be aware of by now if you’ve read our Razkull 125 review, is made in China. It’s powered by a 249cc, air-cooled V-Twin.

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