Never Surrender- Nitrocycles Honda Bol D’or

By the late seventies, Honda had become a household name in the United States and they were eager to achieve a similar level of popularity around the world. Due to their successes at European Endurance races, they decided to produce a bike aimed specifically for the European market. Taking cues from their…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Building A Cafe Racer – Blacktrack BT02 Build

Building A Cafe Racer – Blacktrack BT02 Build

In part 2 of our ‘Building a Cafe Racer’ series with Blacktrack motorcycles, we discuss the build of their Norton Manx inspired BT02 Thruxman. With a design concept set in stone Sacha Lakic and his team begin translating the design into functional components to fit to their Triumph Thruxton R donor bike. Here…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Vote of confidence – Garth’s Honda CX500

Vote of confidence – Garth’s Honda CX500

I’ve seen plenty of personal builds that have been inspired by professional ones. It’s not often they stack up to be as good as the pro builds though. Today I think it is safe to say that this one does. It’s a bold statement I know, so read on and you can…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Engine engine 25 – Yamaha DT250

Engine engine 25 – Yamaha DT250

If you’ve been following Enginethusiast for a while, you’ve probably noticed that Anthony Scott has a soft spot for vintage racing motorcycles. Between photographing them, orchestrating events to use them and working on his own race bike inspired builds, they’re always playing on his mind. He’s the first to admit that others…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Workshop Series – Omega Racer interview

Workshop Series – Omega Racer interview

Turning your passion into a business is a dream many of us share. A few years ago, when I was obsessively trawling the internet for W650 accessories, I stumbled across the Omega Racer store. Since then I’ve featured Omega Racer owner Markus Pintzinger’s custom SR400 here on the site and recently fit…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - V-twin test bed – Danmoto Harley Sportster

V-twin test bed – Danmoto Harley Sportster

After designing and manufacturing his own performance parts for years Danmoto owner Wei Liya decided it was time to build a bike of their own. Naturally, the plan was to build a showcase of the products his company produces, but more importantly, to show their design and fabrication abilities. The result is…

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

Gear Review – Pando Moto Boss Jeans

Dean loved his old DT175. It was held together with electrical tape and orcish ingenuity. He mostly rode it from pub to pub, leaning it against the walls outside as his sidestand…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Shark S-Drak Helmet

Gear Review – Shark S-Drak Helmet

If you want the weight advantage of an open-faced helmet but don’t like the bugs in your teeth, French riding gear manufacturer Shark has just the helmet for you. The Shark S-Drak…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Fuel Rodeo Gloves

Gear Review – Fuel Rodeo Gloves

Knowing the gear I wear is designed and manufactured by riders is a big plus for me. Spain’s Fuel Motorcycles is the perfect example. The companies owners build their own bikes and frequently…

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