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Korean Cafe – Motorbike Magazine GT 650

There’s no denying Royal Enfield hit a sweet spot with their 650 twins in the European market. The Indian manufacturer has just revealed that the Interceptor 650 is the best selling motorcycle in the UK for June 2020 (over 125cc) stealing sales away from major competitor Triumph Motorcycles. This is due to…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Ducati Scrambler Motard and DesertX

Ducati Scrambler Motard and DesertX

We love a good concept motorcycle, even if it isn’t a cafe racer styled ride. These two Ducati concepts are named the Scrambler Motard and Scrambler DesertX. They entered the spotlight at EICMA in 2019 and are slated as potential future additions to the Ducati Scrambler range. Both bikes feature styling befitting…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Nexx XR2 Dark Division Carbon Helmet

Nexx XR2 Dark Division Carbon Helmet

It’s not often we veer away from our retro riding gear theme, but every so often there’s an exception to the rule. This is the Nexx XR2 Dark Division Carbon helmet. Although its roots are firmly planted in sports bike territory we think it would make the perfect accompaniment for riders of…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Stripped Bare – Jerry Missin Ducati 749

Stripped Bare – Jerry Missin Ducati 749

The Ducati 749 was designed by renowned automotive designer Pierre Terblanche. The bike shared a lot in common with the Ducati 999, including the polarising opinions regarding its looks. Today’s builder Jerry Missin was neither a lover nor hater of the 749’s styling. Instead, he found himself in a position that allowed…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Earnest Workwear Smiths Jacket

Earnest Workwear Smiths Jacket

In early 2018 I started using the Earnest Hardin Overalls. If you missed the full review I did on them in our Workshop Series you can catch up here. Fast forward to today and you will be pleased to hear the Earnest brand, after a brief hiatus, has been revived. You may…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Italian Upgrade – Scales Studio Ducati 1200SS

Italian Upgrade – Scales Studio Ducati 1200SS

Trever Scales of Scales Studio is no stranger to these pages. But today, for the unveiling of his latest project, the Scales Studio Ducati 1200SS, we’ve done things a little differently. Trever is the first guest on our new podcast ‘The RETROspective’. The interview-style series will delve into each builder’s backstory along…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Bucking Trends – Vagabund Moto Guzzi V7 III

Bucking Trends – Vagabund Moto Guzzi V7 III

No one that thinks of themself as creative likes to be pigeonholed. It’s fine to be recognised by your unique style and flair, but the last thing you want is to be considered a one-trick pony. Paul Brauchart and Philipp Rabl of Austria’s Vagabund Moto are well aware this is the danger…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Pando Moto Black Dyneema Jeans

Pando Moto Black Dyneema Jeans

We’ve seen a lot of great new riding gear from Pando Moto in 2020. With each new addition, they’ve refined their style and utilised more advanced materials to improve their offering. Today we’re looking at 2 updated versions of existing black Dyneema Jeans in the Pando Moto 2020 range. Replacing the highly…

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