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One Track Mind – Unikat BMW K1100LT

Mentioning Grand Tourer and cafe racer in the same sentence isn’t something you’ll see me do often. That’s because bikes that are inherently heavy, such as tourers, are generally deemed too big to be suitable donors for cafe racer builds. If you strip away the excess on most tourers you’re still left…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Bikes, Beer & Rockabillies – Throttle Roll 2019

Bikes, Beer & Rockabillies – Throttle Roll 2019

Down here in Australia winter is just around the corner and with it comes the end of the automotive festival season. With only a handful of weeks left before the chilly season officially began Mark Hawwa (of DGR fame) and his team pulled together the 2019 instalment of Sydney’s top custom motorcycle…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Ride Review – Yamaha XSR900

Ride Review – Yamaha XSR900

My dog doesn’t care for the Yamaha XSR900. When I arrive home on any other motorcycle the small ball of fur masquerading as a canine runs to the window to stare out at me. But for the last few weeks, I’ve been riding the XSR900, the family furniture destroyer is nowhere to…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Made in Metal Top Shelf Triton

Made in Metal Top Shelf Triton

Take the most powerful engine in the Triumph modern classic range and shoehorn it into one of the most revered frames in the history of motorcycling. What do you get? A modern-day Triton cafe racer. An absolute masterpiece that could quite well be the ultimate cafe racer. Lo and behold this happens…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - 21st Century Vincent Black Shadow

21st Century Vincent Black Shadow

I’ve said it before and I will say it again. The most beautiful engines ever made were the v-twins manufactured by Vincent Motorcycles. Drop-dead good looks aside Vincents were also groundbreaking performers. Take for example the 1948 Vincent Black Shadow. It held the title of world’s fastest production motorcycle after Roland ‘Rollie’…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Aussie Automotive – The SIX ONE Exhibition

Aussie Automotive – The SIX ONE Exhibition

Over the past 5 years, I’ve been lucky enough to visit is a wide range of custom automotive shows around the world. After a while, I started recognising things that I really like about them and things that I thought could be done differently. Here in Australia auto shows tend to be…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – REV’IT! Tracer Air Overshirt

Riding Gear – REV’IT! Tracer Air Overshirt

The hotter it gets, the harder it is to properly suit up for a ride — over 35c, the idea of a jacket just doesn’t appeal. The range of REV’IT overshirts offer…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Oxford Aqua Bags

Riding Gear – Oxford Aqua Bags

When you choose to travel on two wheels, you accept the fact you’ll get a little wet on occasion. Waterproof riding wear is better than ever, but if you never wanted to…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – REAX Ludlow textile jacket

Riding Gear – REAX Ludlow textile jacket

You would think that after ten years of hearing rider feedback on every kind of riding gear imaginable a company would find itself in a good position for developing some quality gear…

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