Return of the Cafe Racers - Fond Memories – JOE’S BMW R100RT

Fond Memories – JOE’S BMW R100RT

Nostalgia can be a powerful motivator. For Joe Loss of Fremantle, Western Australia it started in his teenage years when his brother brought home a 1972 BMW R60/5. Since that day Joe has been unable to shake the allure of the venerable airhead boxer. Now with multiple custom builds under his belt,…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Indian FTR 1200 Review

Indian FTR 1200 Review

The Indian FTR 1200 is almost spectacular. It handles perfectly, it’s astonishingly well put-together and its power delivery is aggressive, linear and full of v-twin nastiness. It’s incredibly good-looking, well-built and will be a benchmark of reliability in the years to come. But it’s still only almost spectacular. It’s not riddled with…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Autologue GT 650 Cafe Racer Kit

Autologue GT 650 Cafe Racer Kit

Royal Enfield has been making waves in the custom scene since the release of their 650 twins. They’ve collaborated with custom workshops and hosted several of their own dealership build offs around the globe.  What makes these bikes great as a basis for customization is that they’re amazingly well priced and how…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Smith 001 – Woidwerk BMW R Nine T

Smith 001 – Woidwerk BMW R Nine T

Tucked away in the southeastern forests of Bavaria is the small town of Viechtach. If you look it up on Wikipedia you’ll get one sentence that describes its most significant feature as some nearby quartz mountains. However, we have it in good authority that there’s something much more exciting in Viechtach than…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Biltwell Holeshot Helmets

Riding Gear – Biltwell Holeshot Helmets

Biltwell has been upping its helmet game over the past few years. Improved features, more widely recognized safety ratings and a huge selection of colorways make them a very appealing option when it comes to retro headgear. To bring in the new year Biltwell has introduced a new ‘Holeshot’ colorway available on…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Charleston – Citroën 2CV Inspired Bonneville

Charleston – Citroën 2CV Inspired Bonneville

This wildly customized Bonneville is the handiwork of Triumph aficionados, South Garage Moto Co. It was created to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the iconic Citroën 2CV. The French automobile manufacturer tasked South Garage with building the bike at their workshop in Milan. Nicknamed ‘Charleston’, after one of the most iconic iterations of…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Tex Design Ducati Monster S4R

Tex Design Ducati Monster S4R

Last year Ducati celebrated 25 years of the Monster. Since its release, the iconic naked bike has gone on to become the Italian’s top-selling motorcycle of all time. If you’re looking to buy a Monster there’s a long list of iterations to choose. From the entry-level 400cc, all the way up to…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Flying High – Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 Aero

Flying High – Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 Aero

After receiving rave reviews for their latest concept release at EICMA 2019, Husqvarna has announced the companies first adventure tourer will be going into production. The Husqvarna Norden 901 adds another mold-breaking neo-retro model to the Husky range that was again developed in conjunction with industrial design firm Kiska. With this new…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Motorcycle Fails – 10 Worst Factory Customs

Motorcycle Fails – 10 Worst Factory Customs

The purists will tell you there’s no such thing as a factory-built custom motorcycle. But if you’re not one of them there’s no better time to be alive. Virtually every motorcycle manufacturer has a decent factory custom on offer. But it hasn’t always been this way. Over the years there have been…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Simpson Ghost Bandit Aurora

Riding Gear – Simpson Ghost Bandit Aurora

Simpson has been producing helmets for motorcyclists and motorsports for over 60 years. You probably recognize them as the manufacturer of the helmet worn by Top Gear’s infamous Stig. Simpson helmets feature sharp angular lines and a unique shape that makes them instantly recognizable alongside other brands. The new Simpson Ghost Bandit…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - The Bully – AMS Garage Kawasaki ER6N

The Bully – AMS Garage Kawasaki ER6N

Bali’s AMS Garage is back with yet another incredible example of their metal shaping skills. In our last AMS feature, we showcased their Honda CB650 Pitbull – a dragstrip destined custom shrouded in artfully shaped aluminum. That build earned them a coveted invitation to the 2019 Mooneyes Yokohama Hot Rod & Custom…

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