Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Qwart Phoenix Customisable Helmet

Riding Gear – Qwart Phoenix Customisable Helmet

You might spend a few months (or years) customizing your motorcycle, but most helmets go on your head straight off-the-shelf. Qwart is a new riding gear company out of the south of France. They have developed a unique, fully customizable helmet that doesn’t sacrifice safety for looks. The Qwart Phoenix helmet comes…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Beeline Motorcycle Navigation

Riding Gear – Beeline Motorcycle Navigation

Riding a motorcycle is as much about the journey as the destination. But what if you can’t find your destination? Thankfully these days you have a lot of options when it comes to navigation devices. From Bluetooth headsets to quick release phone mounts it’s simply a matter of finding the one that…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Icon Retrograde Boots

Riding Gear – Icon Retrograde Boots

Some motorcycle boots try really hard to not look like motorcycle boots. Others, like these Retrograde boots from Icon 1000, boldly look like exactly what they are — a tough pair of classically styled, ready to ride motorcycle boots. The first thing you notice about the Retrogrades are the metal shin plates. Made…

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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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