The Samurai – AMS Kawasaki ZZR600

I’ve been an invited guest at Kustomfest Indonesia for 5 years now. Thanks to the show I’ve made some great friends and enjoyed some epic trips around the Emerald Isle. The one thing that I have loved most about the show is seeing each builder’s skills evolve over time. Three years ago…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Royal Dozen – Moto Guzzi Le Mans cafe racer

Royal Dozen – Moto Guzzi Le Mans cafe racer

When a customer brought his ’76 Moto Guzzi Le Mans 850 to Czech workshop ‘Gas & Oil Motorcycles’ they were honoured to have the opportunity to work on such an iconic Italian marque. The aptly named ’12 Royal’ is the twelfth build from O&G workshop and they described the experience as a…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Mein Motorrad – MZ Skorpion cafe racer

Mein Motorrad – MZ Skorpion cafe racer

The Skorpion Sport was produced by German motorcycle manufacturer MZ (Motorrad und Zweiradwerk) between 1994 and 2004. Although you may have never heard of the Skorpion, or it’s manufacturer, the bike proved very popular in Europe as an alternative to Japanese inline fours. By combining a bulletproof engine with a well-designed frame and capable…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Ride Review – Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

Ride Review – Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

I’d been burning around town on the Svartpilen 401 for a week. The time had finally come to exchange it for the top of the range Husqvarna Vitpilen 701. This was the one I’d be waiting for. Although Husqvarna doesn’t openly state it, this bike is without a doubt a modern interpretation…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Ride Review – Husqvarna Svartpilen 401

Ride Review – Husqvarna Svartpilen 401

Too much hype can lead to disappointment. We see it almost every time Apple reveals a new product or there’s another episode added to the Star Wars saga. Marketers feed us juicy images and teaser videos to get us all excited, but when the product arrives it doesn’t deliver. This was my…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Monstrosity – Roissetter Ducati Monster 1100

Monstrosity – Roissetter Ducati Monster 1100

Rebuilding wrecked bikes means being prepared to take on some real challenges. When Marc Roissetter bought his Ducati Monster 1100 he knew he had his work cut out for him. Marc found the donor bike at a wrecker in the United Arab Emirates where he lives. Along with having sustained crash damage it…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – HolyFreedom PrimaLoft Neck Tubes

Riding Gear – HolyFreedom PrimaLoft Neck Tubes

When it comes to wind chill, every rider has two points of weakness. That spot on your back between pants and your jacket, and your neck. For the latter issue, there was…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Icon 1000 MH1000 Jacket

Riding Gear – Icon 1000 MH1000 Jacket

When you’re laying down your hard earned cash on an item of riding gear it’s always nice if it suits your style both on and off the bike. If that’s the kind…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Biltwell Lanesplitter ECE Helmet

Riding Gear – Biltwell Lanesplitter ECE Helmet

Biltwell has been producing retro styled helmets since before many of the larger manufacturers jumped on the bandwagon. Unfortunately for those outside of the USA, they were only available with DOT certification.…

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