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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Saint Arm Gauntlets

Riding Gear – Saint Arm Gauntlets

These “Baselayer” Arm Gauntlets are the perfect riding gear accessory for the astute motorcyclist. Worn either on their own or as an additional layer the Gauntlets are a ‘one size fits all’ product from Australian protective riding gear manufacturer ‘Saint’. In typical Saint style the Gauntlets use a blend of top quality…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Legends of Speed – Jacket Pin Series

Legends of Speed – Jacket Pin Series

I’ve always enjoyed hearing stories about legendary motorcycle riders and racers from the past. They were the men who revolutionised the way motorcycles were made or the way they were ridden. Although some of their lives may be over, their stories live on to inspire new generations of riders and enthusiasts around the…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Nomad Motorcycle Tent

Gear Review – Nomad Motorcycle Tent

A few weeks ago Mik and I joined the Melbourne Cafe Racers on their annual Brass Monkey Run. The weekend ride and camping trip saw us navigating some of Victoria’s best roads before sinking beers and feasting on BBQ’d meats with a group of 50+ fellow cafe racer enthusiasts. The trip wasn’t…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Jack Stillman Bag

Gear Review – Jack Stillman Bag

Finding a good motorcycle bag is tricky. I tend to be the sort who uses one bag for everything – so it’s got to be hardwearing for trips on the bike, stylish enough to carry me through the working week, and versatile enough to lug home groceries or load with gear for…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Exposed Motorcycle Bivouac

Gear Review – Exposed Motorcycle Bivouac

I love camping. I’m fortunate to live in Australia, and have ventured all over; setting up camp on beaches and in rainforests, in rugged alpine valleys and searing desert sands. There’s something about the great outdoors, a sense of adventure that leads my mind to wander out the office window towards the…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Legends of Speed – The Bathing Suit Bike

Legends of Speed – The Bathing Suit Bike

It was on September 13, 1948, when Roland “Rollie” Free lay prone along the spine of his Vincent HRD, wearing nothing more than a shower cap, bathing shorts, and sneakers. His land speed run on the Bonneville Salt Flats of 150.313 mph earned him a place in the record books, but the…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Quadlock Smartphone Bike Kit

Gear Review – Quadlock Smartphone Bike Kit

Getting lost on your motorcycle sucks. There’s nothing worse than having to pull over to fish your phone out of your pocket so you can figure out where the hell you are. I know, I know, this is the digital age and GPS has been around for years, but I’ve been searching for…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - The Ride 2nd Gear

The Ride 2nd Gear

It’s hard to believe it’s already been 2 years since “visual culture” publisher Gestalten teamed up with BikeExif creator Chris Hunter to release ‘The Ride’. Not only was The Ride the best looking, hard cover custom motorcycle book ever released it was also the first of its kind to celebrate the people…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Tank Moto Magazine

Tank Moto Magazine

You may have noticed that the frequency of my posts has dropped off a little lately. For this, I must apologize but I do have a very, very good excuse. I am excited to announce that I have been working with the team from Fuel Magazine to produce an all-new, independent magazine…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - DELUXE Tire Tread iPhone case

DELUXE Tire Tread iPhone case

Love ’em or hate ’em there’s no denying that the Firestone Champion Deluxe tread pattern is an icon of the custom motorcycle scene. Chances are they have been around longer than most of us and are still to this day one of the best looking tread patterns ever made. To pay homage to their…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - The One Motorcycle Show

The One Motorcycle Show

On Feb 5th more than 50 vintage and modern custom motorcycles gathered together for 8 hours in Portland, Oregon. The One Motorcycle Show was the first of what is gearing up to be an annual event organised by custom workshop, See See Motorcycles. The One Motorcycle Show was built around a realisation that…

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