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Return of the Cafe Racers - SIX ONE – Aussie Custom Automotive

SIX ONE – Aussie Custom Automotive

I’m proud to call Australia home and it’s because of my love for this big hot island down under that I’ve teamed up with Luke Ray from Fuel Tank to create a very special, Aussie-centric event. SIX ONE is a new custom automotive exhibition set to take place in Melbourne on April…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Roads We Ride – The Kangaroo Valley

Roads We Ride – The Kangaroo Valley

Rich in wildlife and beautiful scenery the Kangaroo Valley in New South Wales is one of Australia’s hidden gems. Divided by the Kangaroo River, the valley also offers some of the states best riding roads. In the next collaboration with Stories of Bike and Transport for NSW, we join Dan on his custom…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - HANDCRAFTED – Aussie bike builder documentary

HANDCRAFTED – Aussie bike builder documentary

Although I spend a lot of time traveling to international shows, what excites me the most is the work of Australia’s homegrown talent. Handcrafted is a new Australian custom motorcycle documentary from the crew at Purpose Built Moto and Electric Bubble. It’s a beautifully shot and directed documentary that interviews a handful…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - MOONEYES Yokohama HRCS 2018 Recap

MOONEYES Yokohama HRCS 2018 Recap

This year was the 27th anniversary of the Mooneyes Yokohama Hot Rod and Custom Show. Yes, you read that right. The Mooneyes show in Japan has been happening for an admirable 27 years. What’s even more impressive is that it’s not showing any signs of slowing down. The Mooneyes show is where…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Stronger – The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

Stronger – The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

Each year more than 100,000 riders gather at 650 locations around the world to ride as one. The majority of them ride classically styled or custom motorcycles and all of them are dressed to impress, or as the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride calls it ‘Riding Dapper’. Anyone that’s taken part in the event…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Roads We Ride – Snowy Mountains

Roads We Ride – Snowy Mountains

The Roads We Ride collaboration between Transport for NSW, Pipeburn and Stories of Bike continues with a journey into New South Wales’ spectacular Snowy Mountains. Join riding couple Geordie Tait and Zaya Bz as they explore this unspoilt region of Australia. This edition of the Roads We Ride series is all about riding…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Roads We Ride – Bells Line of Road

Roads We Ride – Bells Line of Road

In this new edition of ‘Roads We Ride’ we join police officer Michael Corboy. Michael is a seasoned rider who has travelled the world on two wheels. He also considers the Bells Line of Road in New South Wales to be one of his favourite stretches of asphalt.

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Cafe Racer Cup – Rob Jarvis Ducati 750SS

Cafe Racer Cup – Rob Jarvis Ducati 750SS

On July 21st 2018 the Bike Shed London held the inaugural ‘Cafe Racer Cup’. An event designed to allow everyday riders the chance to run their motorcycle on a professional race circuit. Recognising the significance of cafe racers to the resurgence of the custom motorcycle scene the event was open exclusively to…

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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 - Roads We Ride – The Oxley Highway

Roads We Ride – The Oxley Highway

Veteran motorcycle tourer Alex Donnelly and his wife Ann have traveled throughout Australia on two wheels. They consider the Oxley Highway in New South Wales as one of Australia’s best roads and is one they “keep going back to”. With 150km of corners, the Oxley is a motorcyclists dream, but its location…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Roads We Ride – Waterfall Way

Roads We Ride – Waterfall Way

Here’s the latest edition of ‘Roads We Ride’, a collaboration between the folks at Pipeburn, Stories of Bike and Transport for NSW. In this edition of ‘Roads We Ride’ we head 6 hours north of Sydney to Waterfall Way. The 185km stretch of road is one of Australia’s most spectacular. Weaving its…

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