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Ride Review – Yamaha XSR900

My dog doesn’t care for the Yamaha XSR900. When I arrive home on any other motorcycle the small ball of fur masquerading as a canine runs to the window to stare out at me. But for the last few weeks, I’ve been riding the XSR900, the family furniture destroyer is nowhere to…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Made in Metal Top Shelf Triton

Made in Metal Top Shelf Triton

Take the most powerful engine in the Triumph modern classic range and shoehorn it into one of the most revered frames in the history of motorcycling. What do you get? A modern-day Triton cafe racer. An absolute masterpiece that could quite well be the ultimate cafe racer. Lo and behold this happens…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - 21st Century Vincent Black Shadow

21st Century Vincent Black Shadow

I’ve said it before and I will say it again. The most beautiful engines ever made were the v-twins manufactured by Vincent Motorcycles. Drop-dead good looks aside Vincents were also groundbreaking performers. Take for example the 1948 Vincent Black Shadow. It held the title of world’s fastest production motorcycle after Roland ‘Rollie’…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Aussie Automotive – The SIX ONE Exhibition

Aussie Automotive – The SIX ONE Exhibition

Over the past 5 years, I’ve been lucky enough to visit is a wide range of custom automotive shows around the world. After a while, I started recognising things that I really like about them and things that I thought could be done differently. Here in Australia auto shows tend to be…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - In Full Flight – TCD Thruxton 900

In Full Flight – TCD Thruxton 900

Russia’s not just the home of borscht, vodka and Oscarworthy dashcam footage. In recent years there’s been some stellar motorcycle builds coming out of the motherland. And one of our favourites has been by Moscow’s TCD – this low-slung, jet-inspired Triumph Thruxton 900 that makes our hearts soar. TCD, which stands for…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Chop Talk – Kott Motorcycles BMW R80

Chop Talk – Kott Motorcycles BMW R80

One of the many amazing bikes on display at this year’s Handbuilt show in Austin was Dustin Kott’s BMW R80. As part of the show experience, Dustin and a few other builders were interviewed about their builds. These ‘Chop Talk’ interviews were available to listen to at the show and now thanks…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – REV’IT! Tracer Air Overshirt

Riding Gear – REV’IT! Tracer Air Overshirt

The hotter it gets, the harder it is to properly suit up for a ride — over 35c, the idea of a jacket just doesn’t appeal. The range of REV’IT overshirts offer…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Oxford Aqua Bags

Riding Gear – Oxford Aqua Bags

When you choose to travel on two wheels, you accept the fact you’ll get a little wet on occasion. Waterproof riding wear is better than ever, but if you never wanted to…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – REAX Ludlow textile jacket

Riding Gear – REAX Ludlow textile jacket

You would think that after ten years of hearing rider feedback on every kind of riding gear imaginable a company would find itself in a good position for developing some quality gear…

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