Reborn in Britain – John Fallon Bimota DB1

Anyone who has a passion for Italian motorcycles is sure to know the significance of Bimota. The small privately owned manufacturer made their mark building quality performance focused motorcycles using existing engines from other manufacturers. Although Bimota started out using Japanese made engines, in 1985, after mounting pressure from local fans, they…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Matteucci Garage V35 SUNRISE

Matteucci Garage V35 SUNRISE

The V35 was never designed to be one of the Moto Guzzi’s top performers. The reason it was built was to qualify for a low-cost license and tax category rather than breaking any new ground. With a capacity of only 346cc, it was a city bike ideal for commuters. It used an…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Narrow Escape – Alonze Ducati 350 Special

Narrow Escape – Alonze Ducati 350 Special

I love a good story and when it’s told right it’s worth sharing. Here’s the tale of how Alonze Customs in the UK created this stunning, Ducati 350 cafe racer from scratch… “My name is Jim Alonze and I come from Scarborough, England. I’ve been working for myself for 8 years performing welding repairs…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - R7 Redux – Nostalgia BMW R Nine T

R7 Redux – Nostalgia BMW R Nine T

I once said that the 1934 BMW R7 was one of the most beautiful motorcycles ever made, and I still stand by that claim. Created in 1934 the R7 took the Art Deco approach of using mathematical geometric shapes as the basis of its design. The result was a highly stylised concept…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Workshop Series – Cafe Racer Kits

Workshop Series – Cafe Racer Kits

Our workshop series continues this week with an interview from ‘Cafe Racer Kits’ in the United Kingdom. Ian Saxcoburg is a mechanical draughtsman who ran his own engineering businesses prior to starting the Cafe Racer Kits business. Along with his wife Tracey, they produce a range of cafe styled “kit bikes”. The…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Retro Revamped – OSG Kawasaki GPZ550

Retro Revamped – OSG Kawasaki GPZ550

My parents once gifted me an old Toyota. Mum was worried about me riding and thought that giving me a car was the best way to get me off the motorcycle. It didn’t work (sorry Mum). What it did do though was provide me with a spare vehicle that I could lend…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Victory Motorcycle Gloves

Riding Gear – Victory Motorcycle Gloves

Introducing the new Return of the Cafe Racers Victory motorcycle gloves. Created in conjunction with premiere riding gear manufacturer Fuel Motorcycles, the Victory gloves feature a breakthrough in motorcycle glove design. Our goal…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Advokat 2 Backpack

Riding Gear – Advokat 2 Backpack

Do you have to carry a backpack that’s specifically designed for motorcycle riding? Perhaps not. Just like you could wear any old jacket and sport any pair of shoes you want. But…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Ruby Castel Helmets

Riding Gear – Ruby Castel Helmets

Economical, compromising, austere — these are not words you’ll hear in relation to Ruby Helmets. Top-of-the-line, luxury, opulent? That’s more like it. The Castel line of helmets is the French helmet maker’s…

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