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Return of the Cafe Racers - Fashionably Great – Camber CB900 Bol d’Or

Fashionably Great – Camber CB900 Bol d’Or

Andy Megerle’s CB750 cafe racer project was a rollercoaster ride of challenges and setbacks. In the end, he managed to turn out an incredible custom Honda that’s one of our all-time favourites. During that build, Andy was approached by a friend to build a similar bike for his apparel brand. It’s hard…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Current Classic – Tarform Electric Cafe Racer

Current Classic – Tarform Electric Cafe Racer

Earlier this year was a landmark event in the global motorcycle scene. It was the debut of the world’s first all-electric motorcycle exhibition. The aptly named ‘Electric Revolution‘ was held at the Los Angeles Petersen Museum and showcased around two dozen battery powered custom, racing and production motorcycles. What interests me most…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - SUNDAY SCREENING – ESCAPE THE CITY LIMITS

SUNDAY SCREENING – ESCAPE THE CITY LIMITS

This week’s Sunday Screening was produced by French moto-apparel brand Age of Glory. ‘Escape the City Limits’ celebrates the companies ethos that is rooted in vintage motorcycles and motorcycling. The film features 2 very desirable classic bikes being enjoyed in the French countryside. A Triumph Rickman Metisse and classic Husquvarna 250 similar…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Nought Tea – Royal Enfield GT 650

Nought Tea – Royal Enfield GT 650

During the press launch of the Royal Enfield 650 Twins, they announced plans to work closely with custom builders in 2019. Well, they’ve certainly kept their promise! To date, they collaborated on an impressive 12 custom projects with both workshops and aftermarket brands. Amongst them is an S&S performance recording breaking land…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Up For Adventure  – Wrench Kings Himalayan

Up For Adventure – Wrench Kings Himalayan

There’s very little that dual-sport bikes share in common with cafe racers. When it comes to customisation though every builder shares a common goal of creating a better performing, better-looking bike. Take for instance this new build by Netherlands based workshop the Wrench Kings. Based on a Royal Enfield Himalayan this custom…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Winter Blues – CROIG Triumph Ice Racer

Winter Blues – CROIG Triumph Ice Racer

With over a million Instagram followers ‘Cafe Racers of Instagram’ (aka CROIG) have one of the world’s biggest social motorcycle followings. It’s a huge achievement and one that comes with a few rewards. Back in 2018, they teamed up with Triumph Motorcycles for the build of CROIG 003, a tightly customised Street…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Fuel Motorcycles – Scram Africa 2019

Fuel Motorcycles – Scram Africa 2019

For the first time since its creation, Fuel Motorcycles ‘Scram Africa’ played out in two rounds. The first round took place on the 4th to the 11th of May. The second from the 11th to the 18th.  For 2019 35 riders from Europe, Canada, USA, Costa Rica and around the world came…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Mighty Machines – Sarolea N60 emotorcycle

Mighty Machines – Sarolea N60 emotorcycle

The Mighty Machines are a team of designers, engineers, software developers and marketers working together to create limited edition products. Since 2017 they’ve been developing their first collaborative release with Belgian electric motorcycle company, Saroléa. Our regular readers will recognise the Saroléa name. They’ve appeared here several times before for obvious reasons.…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Transforming a Tourer – Si Mantas R1200RT

Transforming a Tourer – Si Mantas R1200RT

In full dress, the BMW R1200RT tips the scales at hefty 259kg. This is by no means an ideal starting point for any cafe racer build. This doesn’t mean it can’t be done though. With a 110 bhp, 120Nm Boxer protruding from its frame the R1200RT packs plenty of punch. However, it…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Show Stopper – Thornton Panigale 1299

Show Stopper – Thornton Panigale 1299

This year the London Bike Shed show played host to an astounding 281 custom motorcycles and over 17,000 visitors. As I watched the event unfold from the other side of the world it was obvious the quality of builds has reached all new heights. Amongst all the incredible bikes at the show,…

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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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