Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Rev’It! Worker Overshirt

Riding Gear – Rev’It! Worker Overshirt

Overshirts have become commonplace in motorcycle riding gear catalogs. They can’t promise the same level of protection as a full leather suit, but they offer a casual streetwear look without sacrificing your safety altogether. The REV’IT! Worker overshirt is the perfect example of what a good motorcycle overshirt should offer. Boasting a…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Hellion Honda – Origin8or CB750 Brat

Hellion Honda – Origin8or CB750 Brat

The decision whether to customize a pre-eighties Honda CB750 or not is becoming a tough one to make. There was a time when these older CB750s were hot favorites with backyard builders and custom motorcycle workshops. The bikes sold in huge numbers between ’69 and ’78 so there were plenty of affordable…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Workshop Series – How to polish aluminum parts

Workshop Series – How to polish aluminum parts

So, you rode your pride and joy to the last bike night of the summer, and after several enthusiasts mentioned your dilapidated side covers, you rode home without either intact. First, you deny it. It’s called a patina, you say. But then you reluctantly agree that years of oxidation really isn’t doing…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Twin Shock – CAPÊLOS XSR700 Scrambler

Twin Shock – CAPÊLOS XSR700 Scrambler

All hail Yamaha. As part of their Yard Built series they’ve been sponsoring some of the wildest, genre-pushing builds we’ve ever seen. They know the formula works. They know they’re onto a good thing. And that’s why they’ve recommissioned Capêlos Garage and Elemental Rides to build this custom Yamaha XSR700 Scrambler for…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Deus Ex Machina Helmets

Riding Gear – Deus Ex Machina Helmets

Deus Ex Machina has been instrumental in the growth of the custom motorcycle scene. They opened their first location in Camperdown, Sydney in 2006. Since then they’ve become somewhat of a motorcycle lifestyle apparel phenomenon. Their contribution to the scene has been so influential that it’s likely most of you would have…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - 10 must follow YouTube motorcycle channels

10 must follow YouTube motorcycle channels

What we love most about motorcycle lovers is how obsessive they are when it comes to anything with two wheels. There are countless YouTubers looking to share their experiences and insights through video content, but it takes more than just enthusiasm to make great viewing. So in no particular order, here are…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Goldwing Standard – Dragon’s Motorcycles GL1000

Goldwing Standard – Dragon’s Motorcycles GL1000

Spain’s Dragon’s Motorcycles created a massive stir with just one build. Their debut creation, a glorious six-cylinder BMW KL1100LT trimmed into a cafe racer, turned heads and raised pulses when it was unveiled. And now, one year later, Pablo Pérez González and the Dragon’s team released a follow up to their Beemer.…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Aether Badlands Jacket

Riding Gear – Aether Badlands Jacket

Since 2009 Aether apparel has been producing outdoor-ready urban apparel for discerning city dwellers and weekend adventurers. Their design philosophy focuses on creating modern, classic items constructed from highly functional tech fabrics. As motorcyclists, their catalogue has always contained a range of riding gear. At the heart of the current motorcycle collection…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - The Mutant – Officine GP Design Honda X-ADV

The Mutant – Officine GP Design Honda X-ADV

Pour yourself a stiff drink and sit down. I’ve got news for you. This neo cafe racer by Turin’s Officine GP Design dubbed the X-Mutant C5 was once a scooter. In 2016 Honda released a dirt-oriented scooter dubbed the X-ADV. That’s right. A scoot with an off-road focus. If you’re not one…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – AGV K6 Helmet

Riding Gear – AGV K6 Helmet

A helmet for any occasion. Whether you ride a cruiser, a cafe racer or an adventure bike the new AGV K6 helmet is designed for you. This versatile road helmet was developed using AGV’s world championship motorcycle helmet, the Pista GP R. The K6’s unique design leverages years of track-proven research and…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Oil in the Blood – Interview with the Director

Oil in the Blood – Interview with the Director

Earlier this year Return of the Cafe Racers had the honour of co-hosting the Australian premiere of Oil in the Blood. The feature-length documentary takes you on a world tour to meet with some of the key influencers, builders and artisans in the “new wave” custom motorcycle scene. To complement the Australian…

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