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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – TCX Street Ace Trainers

Riding Gear – TCX Street Ace Trainers

It’s a beautiful day. You’re free from work, the road is calling, and all you want is to feel your bike under you as the sun shines down on your back. And then it keeps shining. You can feel the temperature rising under your helmet and jacket. And, maybe worst of all,…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Kalifornia Dreaming – UMC BMW R100

Kalifornia Dreaming – UMC BMW R100

Hugo Eccles and the Untitled Motorcycles team are capable of building pretty much whatever they can dream up. Their custom Zero SR/F XP electric motorcycle is a testament to that. Unfortunately, requests for such unique builds don’t come all that often. As with any custom motorcycle workshop, their bread and butter is…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Beeline Moto GPS Review

Riding Gear – Beeline Moto GPS Review

What is needlessly complicated, very fragile and costs almost $2000AUD? The iPhone 11 Pro. You’d think that after 13 years making phones Apple would have improved durability, right? That’s what I thought, but it turns out I was very wrong. So wrong that I broke two iPhone 11 Pro cameras within days…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Leading by Example – 500King Yamaha SR400

Leading by Example – 500King Yamaha SR400

Few motorcycles have the cult status of Yamaha’s SR400. During the past decade, the SR has come into the spotlight in the western world thanks to custom workshops like Dues Ex Machina who launched their brand with a series of SR based builds. Yamaha has also done a great job of increasing…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Nixon Landlock GT Backpack

Riding Gear – Nixon Landlock GT Backpack

Sometimes we forget that riding gear goes beyond what we use to cover our skin. The Nixon Landlock GT backpack is an all-terrain backpack designed to keep everything that isn’t your body, safe from the moment you step out your front door. Having firmly established themselves as a quality brand in the…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - The Royal Raven – TMW Continental GT 650

The Royal Raven – TMW Continental GT 650

Royal Enfield has been stirring things up in the custom scene with a string of commissioned builds based on their 650 twins. Late last year they invited their Australian dealer network to get involved by creating the ‘Busted Knuckles Build-Off’. A few weeks back we took a look at one entry built…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – REV’IT! Prometheus Jacket

Riding Gear – REV’IT! Prometheus Jacket

Naming something after a Greek God is a bold move. But looking at the way REV’IT!’s Prometheus jacket can hold its own in a crowded market, I think they might have hit the mark. For the construction of the Prometheus jacket cow leather has been replaced with Buffalo. Buffalo hide has an…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Freewind Racer – Cafeina Suzuki XF650

Freewind Racer – Cafeina Suzuki XF650

This year is gearing up to be the year of cafe racer kits. We’ve already published a feature documenting a stunning new Yamaha Fazer kit from the UK and an equally impressive set up for the Royal Enfield 650 twin platform out of India. Today we have a kit from the Portuguese…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Ruroc Atlas 2.0 Helmet

Riding Gear – Ruroc Atlas 2.0 Helmet

Extreme sports headwear experts Ruroc entered the world of motorcycle riding gear back in 2017. Their ATLAS helmet boasted an impressive list of features and unique styling developed off their snowboarding helmet range. To kick off 2020, the British company has entered into the second phase of the ATLAS saga. The new…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Siberian Scout – Workhorse Speedshop Appaloosa 2

Siberian Scout – Workhorse Speedshop Appaloosa 2

After a wild year tearing up the asphalt at the 2019 Sultans of Sprint series, Workhorse Speedshop is back with the Appaloosa 2.0 Indian Scout. This year, rather than competing head-to-head in 1/8th mile sprints, Workhorse Speedshop has their sights set on setting land-speed records. They won’t be heading to the Bonneville…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Untitled MC Zero XP – Interview with the builder

Untitled MC Zero XP – Interview with the builder

For the past 11 years, Portland has played host to some of the country’s best custom builders. Created by See See Motorcycles founder Thor Drake, the ‘One Motorcycle Show’ is a melting pot of all manner of custom motorcycle. With hundreds of modified motorcycles on display this year, there was literally something…

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