Return of the Cafe Racers - Bucking Trends – Vagabund Moto Guzzi V7 III

Bucking Trends – Vagabund Moto Guzzi V7 III

No one that thinks of themself as creative likes to be pigeonholed. It’s fine to be recognised by your unique style and flair, but the last thing you want is to be considered a one-trick pony. Paul Brauchart and Philipp Rabl of Austria’s Vagabund Moto are well aware this is the danger…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Pando Moto Black Dyneema Jeans

Pando Moto Black Dyneema Jeans

We’ve seen a lot of great new riding gear from Pando Moto in 2020. With each new addition, they’ve refined their style and utilised more advanced materials to improve their offering. Today we’re looking at 2 updated versions of existing black Dyneema Jeans in the Pando Moto 2020 range. Replacing the highly…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Silk Purse from a Sow’s Ear – Ron George TX750A

Silk Purse from a Sow’s Ear – Ron George TX750A

There are countless failures throughout automotive history. All of the big motorcycle manufacturers have at least one they’d prefer to forget about. For Yamaha, one such failure came with the release of the TX750 in 1973. The twin-cylinder UJM was slated to become the successor of the esteemed XS650 but soon after…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Spidi Premium Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Spidi Premium Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Labelling a product as ‘premium’ tells customers you’re offering something that’s superior to other alternatives. Italian motorcycle riding gear manufacturer Spidi has the history and resources at their disposal to back up such a claim. The new Spidi Premium jacket leverages the companies tried and tested production techniques to create a classic…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Road to Recovery – Scott Campbell’s BMW R65

Road to Recovery – Scott Campbell’s BMW R65

Sometimes techniques for overcoming adversity are found in unexpected places. Scott Campbell found the solution to his battling his demons in the form of a BMW R65. To help him through a challenging time Scott kicked off a build that would see him finalise a long term project in spectacular fashion. This…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Simon’s Shadow – A Modern Vincent Cafe Racer

Simon’s Shadow – A Modern Vincent Cafe Racer

Mid-2019 we featured Simon Leake’s amazing 21st Century Vincent Black Shadow. Well, I’m a big believer that you can never have too much of a good thing, so thanks to the crew at Machines that Dream and Stories of Bike we have some fresh photos, footage and more in-depth details of this…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Ovrlandr – Combustion Industries XL1200R

Ovrlandr – Combustion Industries XL1200R

Two things we don’t feature on this website all that often are Harley Davidsons and Scramblers. Well, today we’re bucking that trend. This Harley XL1200R, post-apocalyptic styled scrambler is the work of Michael Bates from Stillwater, Minnesota. Why break tradition for something so radically different? Quite simply because we admire what Michael…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Hedon Wheels & Waves helmet

Hedon Wheels & Waves helmet

For the upcoming 9th Edition of Wheels & Waves, the French moto lifestyle festival will be heading home to its birthplace. Where the tarmac meets the ocean, overlooked by the towns historic lighthouse, the 2020 event will take place once again on the shores of Biarritz. To commemorate this special event Wheels…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Retro Rehash – The 2020 Honda CB-F concept

Retro Rehash – The 2020 Honda CB-F concept

Many of 2020s most significant motorcycle shows have been cancelled due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Amongst them was the 47th edition of Japan’s seminal Tokyo Motorcycle Show. This left many manufacturers with no option than to be creative with their 2021 model releases. To reveal their upcoming range Honda produced an…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Ready to Shred – RSD MV Agusta Dragster

Ready to Shred – RSD MV Agusta Dragster

It’s been quite some time since we’ve seen a cafe racer roll out of the RSD workshop. But rest assured they haven’t lost their knack for nailing the cafe style and performance formula. Based on a 2015 MV Agusta Dragster 800RR, the more aggressive version of the Brutale, this project saw Roland…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - The Hyper Cafe – Cowboy’s Chopper Hypermotard

The Hyper Cafe – Cowboy’s Chopper Hypermotard

Despite his Taiwanese workshops rather specific name, Alex Gao’s ‘Cowboy’s Chopper’ builds all manner of custom motorcycles. One thing that is consistent across his portfolio, however, is his tendency to think outside of the box. Cafe racers are a common addition to the lineup and his latest build is one of our…

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