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TIGER’S TALE – Titanium BMW R100GS

Twin Shock Division (TSD) Motorcycles is a tiny shop located in the Ukranian capital of Kiev. Headed by the talented Sawa Medvetskiy, they specialise in intricate, tessellating bodywork that’s designed to look tough and ready for action. And none come tougher than this — a BMW R100GS that draws inspiration from German…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Climb Every Mountain – 2V CB400 SuperSport

Climb Every Mountain – 2V CB400 SuperSport

Once upon a time, there were two brothers, Marc and Phillip. They grew up doing all the things two brothers do. Inspired by tales of their father’s journies from Switzerland to Barcelona astride his trusty 125 Yamaha DT it wasn’t long before they developed the same obsession for two wheels. When their…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Mix N Match – Pikes Peak Aprilia Tuono

Mix N Match – Pikes Peak Aprilia Tuono

“I have to say that I am simply an enthusiast of bikes and specifically Italian bikes and especially Aprilia. I am not a professional.” This was how my email conversation with Gwenael Barthélémy kicked off. It was a humble introduction and one that could leave you thinking that this Swiss-born Aprilia enthusiast…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Michael Bolt-on – MCM custom Triumph T100

Michael Bolt-on – MCM custom Triumph T100

When I’m not obsessing over motorcycles or writing features like this I like to watch people building things on Youtube. This includes cars which lead to me following MOOG and Marty, 2 Aussie automotive enthusiasts who run a channel called ‘Mighty Car Mods’. On their often amusing channel, they usually work on…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - No Bull – Lucky Customs BMW R1100 S

No Bull – Lucky Customs BMW R1100 S

If you’re considering attempting to turn any kind of tourer into a cafe racer you’re going to have your work cut out for you. Tourers stand tall. They feature jacked-up suspension and a high, upright riding position. Cafe Racers are typically low, streamlined machines that place the rider in an aggressive over…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Buy It Now – Icon 1000 Major Tom GSXR750

Buy It Now – Icon 1000 Major Tom GSXR750

I’m a big fan of Icon 1000 riding gear. It looks great, is well priced and does exactly what it promises, but that’s not why I fell in love with the brand. The crew behind Icon 1000 build their own bikes and have a dedicated workshop at Icon HQ in Portland, Oregon.…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Bull-it Tactical Jeans

Riding Gear – Bull-it Tactical Jeans

When you’re talking riding gear, leather has considerable protective qualities and generally looks great in a jacket. When it comes to pants, however, leather isn’t every rider’s first choice. Technical fibres are…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Cardo PackTalk Slim

Riding Gear – Cardo PackTalk Slim

Using headsets to stay connected in a group ride can make things a lot easier, or a lot more frustrating if connections keep dropping. Cardo, a company out of Texas, has been…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Rhake Weatherproof Backpack

Gear Review – Rhake Weatherproof Backpack

Everyone has different requirements when it comes to luggage. However, as motorcyclists, we have a few unique issues that need to be addressed. First and foremost is protection against the elements. If…

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