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Michael Bolt-on – MCM custom Triumph T100

When I’m not obsessing over motorcycles or writing features like this I like to watch people building things on Youtube. This includes cars which lead to me following MOOG and Marty, 2 Aussie automotive enthusiasts who run a channel called ‘Mighty Car Mods’. On their often amusing channel, they usually work on…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - No Bull – Lucky Customs BMW R1100 S

No Bull – Lucky Customs BMW R1100 S

If you’re considering attempting to turn any kind of tourer into a cafe racer you’re going to have your work cut out for you. Tourers stand tall. They feature jacked-up suspension and a high, upright riding position. Cafe Racers are typically low, streamlined machines that place the rider in an aggressive over…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Buy It Now – Icon 1000 Major Tom GSXR750

Buy It Now – Icon 1000 Major Tom GSXR750

I’m a big fan of Icon 1000 riding gear. It looks great, is well priced and does exactly what it promises, but that’s not why I fell in love with the brand. The crew behind Icon 1000 build their own bikes and have a dedicated workshop at Icon HQ in Portland, Oregon.…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Modern Heritage – Road Burner BMW R80

Modern Heritage – Road Burner BMW R80

Two motorcycle obsessed friends building bikes for a living. It sounds like the perfect life to be living. This is the work environment of Cédric and Ludovic of Road Burner Garage. The pair are high school friends who went on to study as coachbuilders and share a passion for customising motorcycles. They…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Petrolettes Wrench Off – 650 Twin Build Off

Petrolettes Wrench Off – 650 Twin Build Off

Europe’s first all-female motorcycle festival, the ‘Petrolettes‘ has teamed up with Royal Enfield to create the ‘Petrolettes Wrench Off’. The Wrench Off is a freestyle custom build-off created by Petrolettes founder Irene Kotnik. Created as a way to connect female and inspire riders the Wrench Off challenges 4 all-female teams from 4…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Art of Speed Malaysia 2019

Art of Speed Malaysia 2019

I’ve just returned home after attending Malaysia’s premier custom automotive lifestyle event ‘Art of Speed’ and it was a helluva good time! After my first visit to the show in 2018, I was counting the days till I headed back to Kuala Lumpur. The 2019 show would be a chance to reconnect…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Rhake Weatherproof Backpack

Gear Review – Rhake Weatherproof Backpack

Everyone has different requirements when it comes to luggage. However, as motorcyclists, we have a few unique issues that need to be addressed. First and foremost is protection against the elements. If…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Rosie Womens Motorcycle Jeans

Riding Gear – Rosie Womens Motorcycle Jeans

More and more riding gear manufacturers are catering to women these days, giving those who ride far better options than they once had. They’re no longer stuck wearing non-riding gear, or worse,…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Icon 1000 Nightbreed Collection

Riding Gear – Icon 1000 Nightbreed Collection

You don’t have to put out a poll to know which colour riding gear wins out over all others. It’s black. Black has always been the stand out winner in motorcycle apparel…

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