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Stir it up – Honda Hornet Cafe Racer

Having the luxury of being able to build motorcycles at your own pace isn’t something most professional workshops enjoy. For the backyard builders though, time generally isn’t an issue. That can be both a blessing and a curse. What starts out as a project fueled by naive enthusiasm can transform into a…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Honda Garage Dreams CB1000R Build Off

Honda Garage Dreams CB1000R Build Off

When Honda finally joined the new wave modern retro movement with the CB1000R Neo Sports Cafe we knew it was only a matter of time before we started seeing them customised. However, rather than waiting for workshops to take it upon themselves to modify the bikes, Honda has kickstarted things with several…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Sunday Screening – DeBolex Energica Eva

Sunday Screening – DeBolex Energica Eva

Today’s edition of Sunday Screening is brought to you by the chaps at The Bike Shed London. In this film, Ross from BSMC chats with  Calum Pryce-Tidd about the latest project to roll out of the DeBolex Engineering workshop. Built on an Energica Eva electric motorcycle platform the bike was created to…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Kompact Racer – BMW K1100 RS Cafe Racer

Kompact Racer – BMW K1100 RS Cafe Racer

When a builder chooses to convert a tourer into a cafe racer it’s always a bit of a surprise to me. Such bikes tend to be on the heavier end of the spectrum and although the BMW K1100 RS weighed in less than its predecessor, the LT, it was still a hefty…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe by Rizoma

Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe by Rizoma

While most aspects of motorcycle design have come a long way since the 70s, there and several that haven’t. Take for instance indicators. On many modern bikes, we are still seeing oversized blinkers jutting out like babies arms with clenched fists. Then there’s the run of the mill big round plastic mirrors,…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - War Machine – Bold Motorcycles CB500

War Machine – Bold Motorcycles CB500

Good mates building bikes together. That’s essentially what you’ll find at Bold Motorcycles HQ, which happens to be a home garage. The Bold team is made up of long-term mates João and Pedro. You’ll find the pair there, turning spanners after work hours and on most weekends. While this may not be…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Schott Perfecto Leather Jacket

Riding Gear – Schott Perfecto Leather Jacket

The reason the Schott Perfecto jacket looks like the original leather motorcycle jacket is because it IS the original leather motorcycle jacket. First designed in the 1920s (with the coin pocket added…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear Giveaway – Biltwell Gringo S

Riding Gear Giveaway – Biltwell Gringo S

If you have ever delved into the chopper scene you’re sure to have heard of the brand Biltwell. Based in Southern California Biltwell have played a major role in the growth of…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Pando Moto Karl Navy Jeans

Gear Review – Pando Moto Karl Navy Jeans

There are so many things to consider when buying new jeans for the bike. Cut, colour, style… but hang on a minute, aren’t you looking for motorcycle jeans? Motorcyclists expect much more…

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