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T Minus – Deep Creek BMW R nineT

The cafe racer in BMW’s R nineT heritage series won hearts with its sleek styling. However, motorcycle journalists brought a few downsides with the design of the BMW R nineT Racer to light. While the engine and build quality were at the same high level as the other model’s rider comfort certainly…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Sunday Screening – Kawasaki KLR650 rebuild

Sunday Screening – Kawasaki KLR650 rebuild

After literally killing his Kawasaki KLR650 Fort Nine’s “tell it like it is” vlogger Ryan Kluftinger has resurrected the bike in a mere 15 minutes. Well, actually there’s no telling how long it actually took him to tear down and rebuild the entire bike. However, they’ve crammed the whole rebuild process into 15…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Top 10 Honda Cafe Racer builds

Top 10 Honda Cafe Racer builds

As the world’s largest producer of motorcycles, it comes as no surprise that Honda cafe racer builds are commonplace here on Return of the Cafe Racers. If you’ve got your heart set on using a Honda as the donor when you’re building a cafe racer project you’re spoilt for options. There’s a…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - CARACCHI TRIBUTE – Ducati MHR 1000

CARACCHI TRIBUTE – Ducati MHR 1000

If you ride a Ducati and don’t get tingles when you see the letters NCR it’s time for a history lesson. NCR is an acronym of its founder’s names, Rino Caracchi, Giorgio Nepoti and Rizzi. Together the trio (and later just Rino and Giorgio) laid the groundwork for Ducati’s racing success. During…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Scrambler – Rogue Motorcycles R65

Scrambler – Rogue Motorcycles R65

For more than a decade I’ve stayed true to this websites cafe racer theme. I can assure you this was no easy task. I’ve lost count of all the amazing scramblers, flat trackers, bobbers and dare I say choppers I’ve passed up. However, it is now time for a change. This article…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Coffee Racer  – PBM Triumph Scrambler

Coffee Racer – PBM Triumph Scrambler

Ask anyone who’s ever tried. Running a successful custom motorcycle shop is no easy feat. Now imagine only having 2 days a week to devote to it. Tom at Purpose Built Moto has built up quite a name for his small Gold Coast garage, and he did it all while working a…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Icon Airflite Quicksilver Helmet

Riding Gear – Icon Airflite Quicksilver Helmet

Brushed alloy is the new chrome. There are zero performance benefits from its use, but boy does it look good. The minuscule highs and lows in the metal’s surface catch the light…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Sena Integrated Camera Helmet

Riding Gear – Sena Integrated Camera Helmet

If you’re already familiar with Sena, it’s probably through their lineup of Bluetooth riding accessories. They’ve long been supplying riders with helmet-mounted audio, intercom, and camera devices for better-connected rides. Now they’ve…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Akin Armoured Motorcycle Shirt

Gear Review – Akin Armoured Motorcycle Shirt

The line between motorcycle riding gear and everyday streetwear has well and truly been blurred. Whether you’re riding to work or dinner with friends there’s no reason to compromise on safety. You…

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