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Earnest Workwear Smiths Jacket

In early 2018 I started using the Earnest Hardin Overalls. If you missed the full review I did on them in our Workshop Series you can catch up here. Fast forward to today and you will be pleased to hear the Earnest brand, after a brief hiatus, has been revived. You may…

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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 - Bucking Trends – Vagabund Moto Guzzi V7 III

Bucking Trends – Vagabund Moto Guzzi V7 III

No one that thinks of themself as creative likes to be pigeonholed. It’s fine to be recognised by your unique style and flair, but the last thing you want is to be considered a one-trick pony. Paul Brauchart and Philipp Rabl of Austria’s Vagabund Moto are well aware this is the danger…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Pando Moto Black Dyneema Jeans

Pando Moto Black Dyneema Jeans

We’ve seen a lot of great new riding gear from Pando Moto in 2020. With each new addition, they’ve refined their style and utilised more advanced materials to improve their offering. Today we’re looking at 2 updated versions of existing black Dyneema Jeans in the Pando Moto 2020 range. Replacing the highly…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Silk Purse from a Sow’s Ear – Ron George TX750A

Silk Purse from a Sow’s Ear – Ron George TX750A

There are countless failures throughout automotive history. All of the big motorcycle manufacturers have at least one they’d prefer to forget about. For Yamaha, one such failure came with the release of the TX750 in 1973. The twin-cylinder UJM was slated to become the successor of the esteemed XS650 but soon after…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Spidi Premium Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Spidi Premium Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Labelling a product as ‘premium’ tells customers you’re offering something that’s superior to other alternatives. Italian motorcycle riding gear manufacturer Spidi has the history and resources at their disposal to back up such a claim. The new Spidi Premium jacket leverages the companies tried and tested production techniques to create a classic…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Road to Recovery – Scott Campbell’s BMW R65

Road to Recovery – Scott Campbell’s BMW R65

Sometimes techniques for overcoming adversity are found in unexpected places. Scott Campbell found the solution to his personal battle in the form of a BMW R65. To help him through a difficult recovery Scott kicked off a build that would see him finalise a long term project in spectacular fashion. This BMW…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Simon’s Shadow – A Modern Vincent Cafe Racer

Simon’s Shadow – A Modern Vincent Cafe Racer

Mid-2019 we featured Simon Leake’s amazing 21st Century Vincent Black Shadow. Well, I’m a big believer that you can never have too much of a good thing, so thanks to the crew at Machines that Dream and Stories of Bike we have some fresh photos, footage and more in-depth details of this…

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