Riding Gear – Simpson Ghost Bandit Aurora

Simpson has been producing helmets for motorcyclists and motorsports for over 60 years. You probably recognize them as the manufacturer of the helmet worn by Top Gear’s infamous Stig. Simpson helmets feature sharp angular lines and a unique shape that makes them instantly recognizable alongside other brands. The new Simpson Ghost Bandit…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - The Bully – AMS Garage Kawasaki ER6N

The Bully – AMS Garage Kawasaki ER6N

Bali’s AMS Garage is back with yet another incredible example of their metal shaping skills. In our last AMS feature, we showcased their Honda CB650 Pitbull – a dragstrip destined custom shrouded in artfully shaped aluminum. That build earned them a coveted invitation to the 2019 Mooneyes Yokohama Hot Rod & Custom…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Icon 1000 Varial Jacket

Gear Review – Icon 1000 Varial Jacket

I’ve been riding in an Icon 1000 Basehawk for the past 4 years and can honestly say it’s one of the best motorcycle jackets I’ve owned. It’s seen me through a typhoon in Tokyo, 24 seasons of almost daily commuting and earned me countless compliments from fellow riders. With Summer fast approaching…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Mata Hari – Honda XL500 Flat Tracker

Mata Hari – Honda XL500 Flat Tracker

Flat Track racing is nothing new. In fact, variations of the sport have been around since the 1920s. Typically a Flat Track race takes place on a 1/4 mile or 1-mile oval dirt track. It’s fast, loud and delivers plenty of thrilling sideways action. In more recent years, thanks to the efforts…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Ultimate Gifts for Motorcyclists Guide 2019

Ultimate Gifts for Motorcyclists Guide 2019

Every year my family struggles to find me the right Christmas gifts. They know I’m obsessed with motorcycles but have no idea what style of bikes I’m into, what riding gear I like to wear or even what motorcycles I actually own. So despite my obvious obsession with two wheels I usually…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Under Pressure – Project RE Continental GT 650

Under Pressure – Project RE Continental GT 650

What happens when you task an Avengers-style dream team of builders with a crazy 6-week deadline? In short, this Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 cafe racer. ‘Project RE’ is the result of a collaboration between  Billy of Western Australia’s Rogue Motorcycles and Ric Steele of MotoMAX. Ric approached Billy to see if he…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – VKTRE Heritage Road Jacket

Gear Review – VKTRE Heritage Road Jacket

The line between motorcycle riding gear and street fashion has been well and truly blurred. California based VKTRE Moto Co. specializes in creating high-end motorcycle apparel. Their catalog is made up of modern interpretations of classic designs built to withstand the rigors of riding. As part of their commitment to making great-looking…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Skilling Up – Steven Wilson Honda CB750

Skilling Up – Steven Wilson Honda CB750

Three years ago I featured a very special build built by Steven Wilson of BC, Canada. The bike, a CB750 cafe racer named Pedro, was built in honor of a lost friend and fellow motorcyclist. Today Steven is back with another impeccable cafe racer. For this project, he’s returned to the Honda…

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