Full Metal Jacket – J&D Continental GT 535

Jay Patel of J&D Custom Co. knows his way around a Royal Enfield. The last time we spoke he’d just launched a bolt-on Royal Enfield cafe racer kit for the Bullet. Today we’re taking a look at his latest build that also happens to be built on his favourite platform, the Royal…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Ottolock Cinch Lock

Riding Gear – Ottolock Cinch Lock

Opportunity theft happens when a less-than-upstanding member of society sees something valuable and decides to make it their own. Your motorcycle helmet for example. You’re just heading in for a flat white and leave it perched atop your seat. When you return, it’s no longer there and you realize you’ve just been…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - RetroRides K100 Cafe Racer

RetroRides K100 Cafe Racer

Brazillian workshop Retrorides is the result of forty years of hard work by two generations of the Lourenço family. Nestled a couple of hours out of São Paulo in the town of Campinas, Gustavo, Rodrigo and their father José make all sorts of magic out of old motorcycles and cars. And every…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Go Left – Flat Track Apparel by 100MPH

Go Left – Flat Track Apparel by 100MPH

In recent years flat track racing has taken the custom motorcycle world by storm. Sideburn magazine paved the way with their ‘Dirt Quake’ event in the UK. Now similar “run what you brung” events have popped up all over the world. Inspired by these events 100MPH has created this special Flat Track…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Ride Review – Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE

Ride Review – Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE

Triumph seems to have created the ultimate Scrambler. They’ve gone a step further than everyone else and built a fully capable, off-road-ready motorcycle worthy of carrying the Scrambler name. After missing the Australian press launch of the Triumph Scrambler 1200 I was looking for the right opportunity to give one a proper…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Nexx X.G Rucksack

Riding Gear – Nexx X.G Rucksack

We’re big fans of Nexx Helmets heritage range. I already have two of their X.G100 helmets in my collection and consider the Nexx X.G200 to be one of the best-looking retro MX helmets on the market. In today’s gear feature we take a look at a different type of product they recently added…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Forgotten Twin – Crooked Motorcycles CB450

Forgotten Twin – Crooked Motorcycles CB450

Their name may conjure up images of a suspect automotive salesman, but rest assured Crooked Motorcycles is anything but dodgy. Run by two German mates who share a passion for building bikes Crooked MC are now in their second-year business and things are going great guns. For their latest project, the pair…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Bare it All – Hammer Kraftrad Rocket 3

Bare it All – Hammer Kraftrad Rocket 3

The Triumph Rocket 3 is a lot of things. A monstrous cruiser. A torque powerhouse. A modern classic. But it can also be the blanket that the proverbial mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging, bumbag-wearing crowd gravitate to. They commission bikes adorned with chrome and airbrushed women riding dragons. Such bikes need rescuing and Germany’s Hammer…

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