Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Pando Moto Boss Jeans

Gear Review – Pando Moto Boss Jeans

Dean loved his old DT175. It was held together with electrical tape and orcish ingenuity. He mostly rode it from pub to pub, leaning it against the walls outside as his sidestand had long since fallen off. He loved it until one day a combination of brake fade and brain fade had…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Shark S-Drak Helmet

Gear Review – Shark S-Drak Helmet

If you want the weight advantage of an open-faced helmet but don’t like the bugs in your teeth, French riding gear manufacturer Shark has just the helmet for you. The Shark S-Drak helmet blurs the line between open and full face helmet design. With a few quick adjustments, the S-Drak can be…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Fuel Rodeo Gloves

Gear Review – Fuel Rodeo Gloves

Knowing the gear I wear is designed and manufactured by riders is a big plus for me. Spain’s Fuel Motorcycles is the perfect example. The companies owners build their own bikes and frequently take part in on and off-road race events. They even organise their own transcontinental fundraising event, The Scram Africa, which is…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Torc T1 Retro Helmet

Gear Review – Torc T1 Retro Helmet

The current popularity of the café and custom scene has seen a proliferation of quality riding gear at the high end of the market. Retro helmets are no exception, and while designer gear can justify a hefty price tag not all of us have the deep pockets to justify the outlay. When…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Big Bore Flake Azul Helmet

Riding Gear – Big Bore Flake Azul Helmet

At what point do you have enough helmets? Some might say one will do. Others might have a full garage wall dedicated to them. For that second group here’s something to keep in mind when it’s time to add just one more lid to your collection. It’s from a retro revival collection…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Ideas Motors mobile app

Gear Review – Ideas Motors mobile app

If you’re anything like me you’re always looking for ways to spend more time on or around motorcycles. It doesn’t matter if it’s a group ride, an exhibition or a race event, as long as motorcycles are involved I know it’ll be a good time. The only thing that holds me back…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Rev’it! Yates Armored Sweatshirt

Riding Gear – Rev’it! Yates Armored Sweatshirt

There are times when every motorcyclist considers riding in their regular clothes. It may be due to the weather or their destination, but is it worth the risk? The research department at REV’IT has come up with an intelligent solution. It’s a fabric made from double woven Cordura yarn that’s exceptionally cut,…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Roland Sands Fresno Shoes

Riding Gear – Roland Sands Fresno Shoes

We live in a great era for riding. Back in the day, your options for motorcycle footwear were limited to black boots, with a low heel and perhaps a buckle somewhere. Of course, you could have worn whatever street shoes you wanted – as long as you were comfortable sacrificing protection. Now…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Fuel Sergeant Waxed Pants

Riding Gear – Fuel Sergeant Waxed Pants

If you’re the kind of rider who spends their weekdays on asphalt and their weekends on dirt these new riding pants from Fuel Motorcycles will serve you well. Inspired by the uniform of the 7th Calvary the Fuel Sergeant Waxed pants merge timeless styling with modern safety technology.

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Streetwear vs Riding Gear – Buying a Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Streetwear vs Riding Gear – Buying a Leather Motorcycle Jacket

When it comes to riding gear every motorcyclist should own a good leather jacket. Historically leather has played a huge role in motorcycling and with good reason. Despite breakthroughs in tech fabrics, leather still offers some of the best abrasion resistance money can buy. Like chips and gravy, leather also happens to…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Hedon Heroine Helmet

Gear Review – Hedon Heroine Helmet

I have a penchant for motorcycle helmets and I will be the first to admit I have too many of them. I have 5 times as many helmets as I do motorcycles. It’s ridiculous, but it beats collecting stamps. This, of course, means I’m always keen to give a new helmet a…

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