Workshop Interview

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 - Dave Woll and the Pigeon Whole Podcast

Dave Woll and the Pigeon Whole Podcast

Recently I had the pleasure of being interviewed by David Woll for his candid interview series the Pigeon Whole Podcast. As per his Podcast’s manifesto, David interviews people from around the world who are involved in the custom motorcycle scene “digging into the tales beyond the bikes”. His interviews cover everything from…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - For This – AD HOC Cafe Racers Film

For This – AD HOC Cafe Racers Film

I’ve watched Ad Hoc Cafe Racers evolve since featuring one of their very first builds back in 2012. Frontman David González has developed a unique style that is somehow raw and refined. Despite his workshops cafe racer oriented name, his portfolio boasts a wide range of scramblers, trackers and cafe styled builds. It’s always…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Workshop Series – Omega Racer interview

Workshop Series – Omega Racer interview

Turning your passion into a business is a dream many of us share. A few years ago, when trawling the internet for W650 parts, I stumbled across the Omega Racer store. Since then I’ve featured Omega Racer owner Markus Pintzinger’s custom SR400 here on the site and also installed one of his…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Stirred and Shaken – Renard SWM Martini Racer

Stirred and Shaken – Renard SWM Martini Racer

Located on the gulf of Finland, Estonia’s capital of Tallinn is best known for it’s ‘Old Town’, one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval cities. A couple of year’s ago I visited the Eastern European capital with zero expectations when it came to custom motorcycle workshops. However, after a chance encounter with a friendly…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Workshop Interview – Denton Moto Collective

Workshop Interview – Denton Moto Collective

“Teamwork makes the dream work.”   When David Morales and Fabian Campos, the duo behind the Texas-based ‘Denton Moto Collective’ set out to start their own business they recognized that collaboration was the key. Along with strengthening their own offering, they were able to support other businesses and help to bolster the…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Workshop Interview – Winston Yeh of Roughcrafts

Workshop Interview – Winston Yeh of Roughcrafts

Anyone that follows the custom motorcycle scene will have heard the name ‘Rough Crafts’. What many are likely to be surprised to discover though is that the Rough Crafts workshop is based in Taiwan, a country that is rarely looked to for custom motorcycles. Despite this Rough Crafts founder and lead designer…

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