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Return of the Cafe Racers - Krom Works Matchless Cafe Racer

Krom Works Matchless Cafe Racer

I’ve just landed back on Australian soil after another mind blowing journey into the Indonesian custom motorcycle scene. This time round my visit included 4 days in Yogyakarta at the custom lifestyle event ‘Kustomfest’ before heading to Bandung in West Java to visit some of their best local builders with Tank Moto magazine.…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Custom classics by Heiwa Motorcycles

Custom classics by Heiwa Motorcycles

What is it about the Japanese that allows them to keep producing such original looking custom bikes? The following 3 jaw droppingly good looking bikes are the work of Japanese workshop HEIWA Motorcycles.  They are are three of the most original looking custom builds I’ve seen in some time and I’m really…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Matchless Cafe Racer by Studio Motor

Matchless Cafe Racer by Studio Motor

Matchless motorcycles hold a place in history as one of Britain’s oldest motorcycle manufacturers, building their first production bikes in 1899. Matchless built a range of motorcycles from two strokes to 750cc twins, made significant developments in the advancement of motorcycle suspension and held the title of first single cylinder motorcycle to win the…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Recipe for a Cafe Racer

Recipe for a Cafe Racer

Light frames with big horsepower engines were the 2 main ingredients when reaching for the almighty ton (100mph). Companies such as BSA, Norton and Triumph were producing bikes that had true high speed potential with engines out putting up to 45 horsepower but their appearance certainly wouldn’t suit the Cafe Racer’s Rock…

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