Space Traveler – Blechmann RD350 Cafe Racer

Bernhard Naumann, aka Blechmann, grew up in Burgenland, a federal state of Austria in central Europe. Growing up in a family without much money he didn’t have access to videogames or expensive toys. Instead he built his toys from things he could find. Over time his projects increased in size and complexity…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Absolut McQueen – Bonneville 865 Scrambler

Absolut McQueen – Bonneville 865 Scrambler

Alongside Harley Davidson‘s Sportster the Triumph Bonneville is arguably the most customised motorcycle ever made. We’ve featured countless Bonneville cafe racers in the past, but today we’re bucking that trend with this Scrambler styled 865. Built by custom workshop Absolout Motorcraft in Barcelona, this Bonneville 865 shows the older Hinkley’s can still…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - 2020 Triumph Bonneville Build-Off

2020 Triumph Bonneville Build-Off

If you’re anything like us, the lack of motorcycle events this year is sure to be getting you down. Thankfully Triumph Motorcycles are offering a bit of relief from all the pandemic cancellations. The Brits have just revealed the line up for the 2020 Bonneville Build-Off. Although it’s a purely digital experience,…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Interview – Christofer Ratcliffe of Langen Motorcycles

Interview – Christofer Ratcliffe of Langen Motorcycles

Just as we’d come to terms with the death of two-stroke road bikes, a new independent manufacturer has raised the genre from the dead! The cafe racer styled Langen Two Stroke is the brainchild of UK independent manufacturer Langen Motorcycles. CEO Christofer Ratcliffe self-funded the company and after more than a year…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Far Out Fiberglass – Tracy’s Fiberglas Works

Far Out Fiberglass – Tracy’s Fiberglas Works

In the early 1960s, the Surf scene in California was peaking. Skilled fibreglass workers were in high demand by up and coming surfboard brands. One such fibreglass expert was Tracy Nelson. After honing his skills making surfboards he launched a business idea based on another of his passions, motorcycles. With the custom…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Holy Freedom Motorcycle Tube Scarfs

Holy Freedom Motorcycle Tube Scarfs

Thanks to the pandemic the world’s going crazy for face masks, but if you ride a motorcycle, there’s another really good reason to cover up. As the northern hemisphere prepares for the onslaught of another winter riders will be looking for ways to beat the cold. Whether you wear a full face…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Paint the Town – XV750 Virago Cafe Racer

Paint the Town – XV750 Virago Cafe Racer

I met Michael Capraro some years ago at a communal motorcycle workshop I was involved in. His enthusiasm for bikes and the community that surrounded them was inspirational. As a painter by trade, he selflessly gave his time to help us spruce up the workshop and in return, we helped him make…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Belstaff Resolve Motorcycle Boots

Belstaff Resolve Motorcycle Boots

Belstaff doesn’t have the race-bred reputation of their competitors in the motorcycle apparel category.  What they do have is the bragging rights of being the first company to utilise waxed cotton for waterproofing riding gear. Since then they’ve continued to produce functional motorcycle apparel. This long history in the creation of moto…

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