Untameable MV Agusta

If ever I've seen a bike that looks like it could literally tear chunks out of the road this is it! Inspired by the motorcycles of Mad Max Fury Road this is the Officine GP Design "Untameable" MV Agusta Rivale. Last time we heard from the Pozatto brothers they'd just completed their Bomboogie GSX Scrambler and with this latest build their unique style is evolving beautifully...or should I say brutally? Matte finishes, extreme bodywork and battle ready aesthetics seem to be the GP Design par for the course and I'm loving it!

Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1

"Born from hell and love." 

The Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1 by Moto Borgotaro. Here's a close up and personal interview with builder Peter Boggia about the development of this bike thanks to the crew at Union Garage in NYC. Sit back and watch while Peter explains his design approach and some of the custom work done to bring the Guzzi up to a modern standard of technology and performance. A well thought out, extensive build and a great piece of film work...

Norton Dominator SS Roadtest

It's been almost 2 years since I first posted pictures of the Norton Domiracer. Since then Norton have  produced and sold a short run of the track ready beasts. Due to popular demand in 2015 they're bringing back the legend as the road ready Norton Dominator and Dominator SS. It's a Cafe Racer enthusiasts wet dream and I've been lucky enough to get a scoop ride review from my friends at Bike Social in the UK. So sit back and take a ride on one of the very first Dominator SS Norton's to roll out of the factory...

Honda CX500 Cafe Racer

Honda's journey into the world of 90 degree v-twins may have only be a short one, but their CX500 still gains plenty of attention 30 years on. I find it's popularity in the custom scene surprising since I'm not a huge fan of the old "plastic maggot", yet I keep stumbling across these great looking CX's. This CX Cafe Racer conversion landed in my inbox via my bike submissions page and I knew I'd have to share it with you all. Hailing from Poland this '81 Honda CX500 based Cafe Racer is the work of Michal Groniewski. Despite the lack of other enthusiasts and local resources he's built himself a stunning bike in a touch over 5 months.

Pirelli x Vibrazioni Ducati Scrambler

Two greats in Italian motorcycling, Pirelli and Ducati have collaborated to produce one of the most radical Scrambler conversions we've seen since the bikes release (aside from the Deus Milano Spongebob Squarepants version). Working with Italian custom furniture and motorcycle makers 'Vibrazioni Art Design', they've created a rough and ready Scrambler touting Vibraziono's unmistakable recycled aesthetic. Similar in looks to Vibraziono's CB750 the 'SC-Rumble' Scrambler utilises reclaimed materials for it's bodywork while retaining Ducati's original running gear, but best of all they've added those high pipes everyone's been crying out for!

Throttle Roll 2015

This year I wasn't lucky enough to attend the 2015 edition of Throttle Roll in Sydney, but thousands of other people were. The event has grown exponentially since it first began and Mark Hawwa and his team really know how to throw a killer party. With 50+ killer custom motorcycle builds, live music all weekend, a massive 500 strong group ride and plenty of good beers on tap the events now one of the biggest custom motorcycle events in Australia. 

Although I wasn't able to go along to the show local girl Jacinta Siracusa, otherwise know as @MOTO_DOLL did and in her first contribution to Return of the Cafe Racers here's her account of a weekend at Throttle Roll...

Custom Parts for your Cafe Racer #2

Here's the next instalment of "Custom Parts for your Cafe Racer" a series designed to help you find the very best parts or hard to find bits for your Cafe Racer. Covering everything from indicators to wiring components I'm pulling together all my favourite parts from around the globe to help you build the best Cafe Racer possible.

Mad Max Fury Road Motorcycles

Let me start by saying, I loved the new Mad Max Fury Road movie! Although the script was minimal and Max did seem to be somewhat overshadowed by Charlize Theron's character Furiousa, it was explosive, action packed insanity from start to finish. For all of those revheads out there (like me) the vehicles would have been just as important to you, if not more, than the rest of the story and trying to recognise makes and models of both the post apocalyptic cars and the motorcycles in the film added an extra level of excitement. Fury Road was also the first time in the entire Mad Max series that we've seen Max climb aboard a motorcycle and although it was fleeting (and covered in carpet) it was great to see. So now that the film's out I think it's the perfect time to take a look at some of the Mad Max Fury Road motorcycles that starred in the film...

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