Return of the Cafe Racers - Event Recap – Art of Speed Malaysia

Event Recap – Art of Speed Malaysia

Attending events is probably my favourite part of being involved in the custom scene. Events are the best way to see a wide range of custom builds in the one place. They are also a great place to meet like-minded enthusiasts and make new friends. Last week I attended an event I’ve…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Power Packed – Manx7 Electric Motorcycle

Power Packed – Manx7 Electric Motorcycle

An electric motorcycle with a 330km range and a 25 minute charge time. The game is quickly changing in the world of electric bikes. Thinking back to when Harley unveiled their LiveWire concept in 2014 it had a dismal range of 85km. In just 4 short years battery technology has advanced enough…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Royal Racer – Enfield Bullet Cafe Kit

Royal Racer – Enfield Bullet Cafe Kit

Do you want a Royal Enfield cafe racer? You could just go out and buy a Royal Enfield Continental GT, but what if you’re after something a bit more unique? Indian workshop J&D Custom Co is in the final stages of developing a bolt-on kit that will transform any run of the mill…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Workshop Series – The Making of Nexx Helmets

Workshop Series – The Making of Nexx Helmets

I don’t know about you, but I often wonder how brands approach designing and manufacturing protective motorcycle apparel. It’s one thing to make a good looking garment, but to make something that can protect its wearer in an accident is something totally different. Of all the gear we wear it’s our helmets…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - 3×3 – Competizione Triumph Speed Triple

3×3 – Competizione Triumph Speed Triple

In 1992 Ducati’s Monster redefined the naked motorcycle category. Then in 1994 Triumph took things a step further. Their Speed Triple used a revolutionary design that motorcycling press quickly labelled as the ultimate hooligan bike. Prior to its creation, the only bikes bearing the same mix of styling and performance were those…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Never Surrender- Nitrocycles Honda Bol D’or

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 trawling the internet for W650 parts, 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 also installed one of his…

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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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