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Return of the Cafe Racers - One Hand Made – MV Agusta Brutale

One Hand Made – MV Agusta Brutale

Try tying your shoes with one hand behind your back. Now imagine building a custom motorcycle like that. There’s no denying this custom MV Agusta Brutale by ONEHANDMADE in Taiwan is an incredible piece of rolling art. However, once you know more about its creator your appreciation of the bike will be…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Aquila Nera – Le Mans 1000 Cafe Racer

Aquila Nera – Le Mans 1000 Cafe Racer

I want a Moto Guzzi. I love the simple frames, huge engines and shaft driven rear wheel. The absence of a chain, cables, rods and wires pleases my eyes. To me, a Moto Guzzi makes the perfect minimalist café racer and time and time again custom builders prove my point. Side Rock…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Bigger Badder Beemer – Gallows Garage K120

Bigger Badder Beemer – Gallows Garage K120

Perth’s Kaylan Galloway is a guy who likes to do things the hard way. Probably because he can. A welder by trade, he is a one-man band on a mission. Being a long time BMW K-series fan this bike, a BMW K100 based cafe racer, is his second. The first was a…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Kurva Gang – Bullita CB750 Bol d’Or

Kurva Gang – Bullita CB750 Bol d’Or

I love a good backstory. For many builders, it was the influence of a family member or friend that got them started with customising bikes. Others had professions that gave them the skills to do the job or were simply driven by their desire and passion to build something unique. The story…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Street Cred – HARLEY DAVIDSON STREET 500

Street Cred – HARLEY DAVIDSON STREET 500

“If you want something done, do it yourself”. Try following that mantra when it comes to building a custom motorcycle. There are parts to break, electrics to fry and welding to ruin. That is unless you’re Eric Saputra Suherman, Indonesian motorcycle racer and owner of custom workshop Iron & Co. When Eric…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Chop Talk – Revival Cycles BMW R18

Chop Talk – Revival Cycles BMW R18

The Katze is finally out of the Tasche. BMW Motorrad has unveiled its highly anticipated R18 concept. As we all suspected they dropped that massive new 1800cc boxer twin into a cruiser platform and it’s a stunning blend of modern engineering and classic BMW styling. The lead up to the release of…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Adventurers Wanted – Fuel Moto Sponsorships

Adventurers Wanted – Fuel Moto Sponsorships

Every motorcyclist dreams of escaping the daily grind on their two-wheeled steed. Just imagine how fun it would be ditching work for a week, strapping a tent and sleeping bag to the back of the bike, throwing on a backpack filled with only the essentials and hitting the open road. Just you…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - DEI GRATIA TRX – YAMAHA TRX850 RACER

DEI GRATIA TRX – YAMAHA TRX850 RACER

We love cafe racers trimmed to perfection. Bikes built for a narrow purpose. A ride with lights removed, brackets cut back and an impossible back-breaking, wrist-aching, groin-punching riding position. But there’s something special about a build done with a nod to practicality. Which is exactly what Manfred Schmidt did here, with his…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Dynamite – Unikat BMW K1100LT

Dynamite – 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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