Workshop Series

Return of the Cafe Racers - Building A Cafe Racer – Blacktrack BT02 Build

Building A Cafe Racer – Blacktrack BT02 Build

In part 2 of our ‘Building a Cafe Racer’ series with Blacktrack motorcycles, we discuss the build of their Norton Manx inspired BT02 Thruxman. With a design concept set in stone Sacha Lakic and his team begin translating the design into functional components to fit to their Triumph Thruxton R donor bike. Here…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Workshop Series – Omega Racer interview

Workshop Series – Omega Racer interview

Turning your passion into a business is a dream many of us share. A few years ago, when I was obsessively trawling the internet for W650 accessories, I stumbled across the Omega Racer store. Since then I’ve featured Omega Racer owner Markus Pintzinger’s custom SR400 here on the site and recently fit…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Building a Cafe Racer – Blacktrack BT02 design

Building a Cafe Racer – Blacktrack BT02 design

It’s fair to say that a hell of a lot of work goes into the custom motorcycles I feature. So much in fact that it can’t all be covered in a single story. From sourcing the donor bike to designing and fabricating individual parts and right through to the final test ride,…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Workshop Series – Choosing Motorcycle Suspension

Workshop Series – Choosing Motorcycle Suspension

The rise of the cafe racer scene has brought with it the desire to improve the performance of older motorcycles. One sure-fire way of improving how your motorcycle handles is upgrading its suspension. In this special edition of our ‘Workshop Series’ Australian suspension experts, Ikon Suspension, share some valuable advice on what…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Workshop Series – Motogadget Motoscope Mini

Workshop Series – Motogadget Motoscope Mini

In this edition of our ‘Workshop Series’, we’ve teamed up with the crew at Revival Cycles to bring you this in-depth overview of MotoGadget’s Motoscope Mini. This tiny digital gauge is the ultimate addition to any custom build. Its minuscule design is perfect for keeping the front end of your motorcycle clean…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Workshop Series – Fork conversion with Cognito Moto

Workshop Series – Fork conversion with Cognito Moto

Swapping your old forks with a set of modern, better-performing upside-down forks sounds like a complex task, and it is. Thankfully there are some great aftermarket products available to simplify the job. In this edition of our Workshop Series, the crew at Cognito Moto walk us through the process of installing a…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Workshop Series – Earnest Hardin Overall

Workshop Series – Earnest Hardin Overall

Welcome to our new “Workshop Series“. In this new series, we will be revisiting our roots and returning to the workshop where this site began. Back then it was all about building my first café racer and this series looks to reintroduce ‘how to’ and advice features into our regular content stream.…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Workshop Interview – Denton Moto Collective

Workshop Interview – Denton Moto Collective

“Teamwork makes the dream work.”   When David Morales and Fabian Campos, the duo behind the Texas-based ‘Denton Moto Collective’ set out to start their own business they recognized that collaboration was the key. Along with strengthening their own offering, they were able to support other businesses and help to bolster the…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - 8 Ways to Avoid Builder Burn Out

8 Ways to Avoid Builder Burn Out

Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Rob Chappell of ‘Origin8or Cycles’ in Ontario Canada. I work a 9-5 job in graphic design, run a freelance web-design company, have a partner that keeps me busy most evenings and I build custom motorcycles on the weekends and during any spare time I…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Motorcycle Maintenance Made Easy

Motorcycle Maintenance Made Easy

I’ve been maintaining my own motorcycle for years now. Learning how to do each task properly myself was, at times, a challenging experience. Not having the right tools, skills or even a proper understanding of what I was doing lead to some rather frustrating experiences. Back when I started down the DIY…

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