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Kompact Racer – BMW K1100 RS Cafe Racer

When a builder chooses to convert a tourer into a cafe racer it’s always a bit of a surprise to me. Such bikes tend to be on the heavier end of the spectrum and although the BMW K1100 RS weighed in less than its predecessor, the LT, it was still a hefty…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe by Rizoma

Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe by Rizoma

While most aspects of motorcycle design have come a long way since the 70s, there and several that haven’t. Take for instance indicators. On many modern bikes, we are still seeing oversized blinkers jutting out like babies arms with clenched fists. Then there’s the run of the mill big round plastic mirrors,…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - War Machine – Bold Motorcycles CB500

War Machine – Bold Motorcycles CB500

Good mates building bikes together. That’s essentially what you’ll find at Bold Motorcycles HQ, which happens to be a home garage. The Bold team is made up of long-term mates João and Pedro. You’ll find the pair there, turning spanners after work hours and on most weekends. While this may not be…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Ride Review – 2019 Street Twin & Scrambler 900

Ride Review – 2019 Street Twin & Scrambler 900

It’s been 3 years since the release of Triumph’s water-cooled Bonneville range. Amongst the first of the new Modern Classics to hit showroom floors was the Street Twin. Powered by a 900cc version of the updated parallel twin, it was the entry-level option in the all-new range. At the time of its…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - CaféCorse – Barn Built Bikes Ducati 916

CaféCorse – Barn Built Bikes Ducati 916

The notion of building a cafe racer using a Ducati platform brings a few ideal donors to mind. The most obvious being any of the models that fall under the Monster moniker. After all, cafe racers are all about minimalism and the Monster’s naked design is about as minimal as they come. Despite…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Sunday Screening – Kott Motorcycles

Sunday Screening – Kott Motorcycles

We’ve always found video to be one of the most inspiring forms of media. Over the years we’ve seen some incredible films that have prompted us to undertake new motorcycle projects. So with that in mind, we’ve created a new feature series called ‘Sunday Screening’. This new series will promote both old…

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Latest Product Reviews

Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Schott Perfecto Leather Jacket

Riding Gear – Schott Perfecto Leather Jacket

The reason the Schott Perfecto jacket looks like the original leather motorcycle jacket is because it IS the original leather motorcycle jacket. First designed in the 1920s (with the coin pocket added…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear Giveaway – Biltwell Gringo S

Riding Gear Giveaway – Biltwell Gringo S

If you have ever delved into the chopper scene you’re sure to have heard of the brand Biltwell. Based in Southern California Biltwell have played a major role in the growth of…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Pando Moto Karl Navy Jeans

Gear Review – Pando Moto Karl Navy Jeans

There are so many things to consider when buying new jeans for the bike. Cut, colour, style… but hang on a minute, aren’t you looking for motorcycle jeans? Motorcyclists expect much more…

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