Remember in school when you had an exam and there was always that one kid who consistently finished before everyone else? I always used to think to myself "he's gonna fail" but somehow he never did. He was fast and he knew his stuff, something to be admired. The reason behind this random high school flashback is due to me just receiving another email from Kev at Kevil's Speed Shop. He was getting in touch to inform me about not 1 but 2 new builds. Kev seems to be churning out gold star worthy BMW based customs at a rate of knots...something to be admired indeed.
The Eleven by Kevil's Speed Shop in the UK. One of the latest BMW Cafe Racers to roll out of his workshop. Although it's off to a different owner the bike shares a lot in common with Kev's 'Hashtag' BMW R100 Brat. Eleven has plenty of guts but not so much grit...
After recently featuring AdHoc's 3rd Cafe Racer build it wouldn't be right if I didn't take a quick look back at his second. Based on a late model CB750 'Night Hawk', Ad Hoc has managed to achieve the unachievable, he's made it look good. Don't get my wrong, I love the CB, it's just that somewhere around the late 80's early 90's the Honda design department lost sight of the CB's rich history in favour of "modern styling" which was quickly outdated.
Yamaha's legendary XS650, it's reputation precedes it. The XS is one of the most widely customised bikes in the world so to see one that's original without being over the top is an inspiration (especially since I still have a half built one in my shed!). This XS comes from Flash Rabbit Custom Garage in Jakarta, Indonesia and it's builder Derby Romero has been dreaming about building it for quite some time.
After the success of the Firestone Deluxe inspired iPhone 4 phone cases, 100MPH have just begun production of their iPhone 5 version. Just like the last model the cases are made from hard knock and dirt proof, soft silicone rubber and have a super snug fit, but instead of featuring the 'Return of the Cafe Racers' logo on the side the iPhone 5 case will have "DELUXE CHAMPION" embossed on it, just like the iconic tyres!
This is a shot of a test case. The full production run will be shipping mid July. If you'd like to secure one of the new cases now they are taking pre-orders on the 100MPH web store... I think it's time I upgraded my phone!
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