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Return of the Cafe Racers - Stronger – The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

Stronger – The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

Each year more than 100,000 riders gather at 650 locations around the world to ride as one. The majority of them ride classically styled or custom motorcycles and all of them are dressed to impress, or as the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride calls it ‘Riding Dapper’. Anyone that’s taken part in the event…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Roads We Ride – Snowy Mountains

Roads We Ride – Snowy Mountains

The Roads We Ride collaboration between Transport for NSW, Pipeburn and Stories of Bike continues with a journey into New South Wales’ spectacular Snowy Mountains. Join riding couple Geordie Tait and Zaya Bz as they explore this unspoilt region of Australia. This edition of the Roads We Ride series is all about riding…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Roads We Ride – Bells Line of Road

Roads We Ride – Bells Line of Road

In this new edition of ‘Roads We Ride’ we join police officer Michael Corboy. Michael is a seasoned rider who has travelled the world on two wheels. He also considers the Bells Line of Road in New South Wales to be one of his favourite stretches of asphalt.

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Cafe Racer Cup – Rob Jarvis Ducati 750SS

Cafe Racer Cup – Rob Jarvis Ducati 750SS

On July 21st 2018 the Bike Shed London held the inaugural ‘Cafe Racer Cup’. An event designed to allow everyday riders the chance to run their motorcycle on a professional race circuit. Recognising the significance of cafe racers to the resurgence of the custom motorcycle scene the event was open exclusively to…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Event Recap – Art of Speed Malaysia

Event Recap – Art of Speed Malaysia

Attending events is probably my favourite part of being involved in the custom scene. Events are the best way to see a wide range of custom builds in the one place. They are also a great place to meet like-minded enthusiasts and make new friends. Last week I attended an event I’ve…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Roads We Ride – The Oxley Highway

Roads We Ride – The Oxley Highway

Veteran motorcycle tourer Alex Donnelly and his wife Ann have traveled throughout Australia on two wheels. They consider the Oxley Highway in New South Wales as one of Australia’s best roads and is one they “keep going back to”. With 150km of corners, the Oxley is a motorcyclists dream, but its location…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Roads We Ride – Waterfall Way

Roads We Ride – Waterfall Way

Here’s the latest edition of ‘Roads We Ride’, a collaboration between the folks at Pipeburn, Stories of Bike and Transport for NSW. In this edition of ‘Roads We Ride’ we head 6 hours north of Sydney to Waterfall Way. The 185km stretch of road is one of Australia’s most spectacular. Weaving its…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Roads We Ride – Commuting in Sydney

Roads We Ride – Commuting in Sydney

The Roads We Ride series continues this year with more insights into some of Sydney’s best-known riding roads and how to safely navigate them. This time around rather than heading out into the countryside we tag along with Jimi Swan on his Royal Enfield 500 during his ride to and from work.…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Indo Style – 2017 Kustomfest Show

Indo Style – 2017 Kustomfest Show

2017 marked Return of the Café Racers fourth trip to Jogjakarta for Indonesia’s premiere custom culture show, Kustomfest. Along with Luke Ray from Fuel Magazine, I was honored to once again attended the show as a special guest. Kustomfest takes place in Jogjakarta, a city on the island of Java that’s 700kms west…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - EICMA 2017 Cafe Racer Collection

EICMA 2017 Cafe Racer Collection

Milan was once again buzzing with motorcycle mania as the world’s top manufacturers gathered to showcase their latest developments at EICMA 2017. This year we were pleased to see a glut of retro-styled, “modern classic” motorcycles amongst the new releases. While that is great news for nostalgic types like us, what was…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - 200 Meters of Madness – The Sultans of Sprint

200 Meters of Madness – The Sultans of Sprint

It seems that the custom scene has been bitten by the drag racing bug. As motorcyclists, we all have an inherent love for speed, but when you combine that obsession with style and a good dose of competitiveness things start to get really interesting. It may not sound like much but a…

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