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Moto Motivo Calabrone Ducati ST4S

After immigrating to the US with his family 12 years ago, Johann Keyser turned his passion into a career. The South African ex-pat has ridden motorcycles for the majority of his life, including a stint in professional foot up trials. As a sponsored rider for Italian Endurance bike manufacturer Fanatic Motors, Johann…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Nova Motorcycles Triumph Thruxton 900

Nova Motorcycles Triumph Thruxton 900

Prior to Hinckley releasing their acclaimed water-cooled Bonnevilles they’d had a great run with their air-cooled predecessors. Despite not offering the same refined level of performance as the newer models they amassed a huge global following during their time in the spotlight. Despite their popularity, the most disappointing of the air-cooled Bonnies…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gasolina Classic Boots Review

Gasolina Classic Boots Review

As a kid, the image of the highway patrolman will always be linked to my first memories of motorcycle riding. From 70s TV classics like CHiPs to the imposing figure of Terminator 2’s T1000, the one common feature that lent to their look of badassery was their tall riding boots. These were…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Iron Horse GSXR750 – Bandisca Motorcycles Suzuki SV650

Iron Horse GSXR750 – Bandisca Motorcycles Suzuki SV650

Suzuki’s SV650 offers riders a cheap entry point into the mid-sized sportbike category. That doesn’t make the twin-cylinder UJM sound all that exciting, and to be honest, it isn’t. That comment is probably going to get me in a bit of strife with SV650 fans, but it’s the truth – deal with…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Omega Racer Cafe’d Triumph Bonneville

Omega Racer Cafe’d Triumph Bonneville

As efficient as automation is has been responsible for the death of many age-old skills. In the world of aftermarket motorcycle parts, this definitely rings true. Finding someone who can fabricate a part from scratch for your cafe racer project can be very difficult. Worse still, when you do find someone capable…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Spidi Clubber Motorcycle Jacket

Spidi Clubber Motorcycle Jacket

Italian motorcycle apparel manufacturers Spidi have been producing riding gear since 1977. The new Spidi Clubber jacket dips into that heritage for a dash of classic style. Despite the Spidi Clubber’s vintage lines it’s built to modern standards and has been fitted with the companies own assortment of protective features. Available in…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Ducati Streetfighter Cafe Racer by Duchampt

Ducati Streetfighter Cafe Racer by Duchampt

Similar to cafe racers, streetfighters were originally all custom-made creations. The similarities between cafe racers and streetfighters isn’t a coincidence. They were both built by riders who wanted specific looks and performance characteristics from their bikes. In many ways, the streetfighter is the 1980s equivalent of the 1950s cafe racer. Unlike their…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - 20 Best Cafe Racer Helmets of 2020

20 Best Cafe Racer Helmets of 2020

Let’s face it. Power Ranger-esque sportbike riding gear and cafe racers don’t mix. During the past decade, riding gear manufacturers cottoned on to this. So they started producing retro helmets to meet the demand. Naturally, if you ride a cafe racer these are the helmets that you will undoubtedly gravitate towards, but…

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