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Family Ties – Kaspeed Honda CB500

My name is Jimmy Dressel and together with my twin brother Mick and our dad Karsten we build bikes in our workshop, Kaspeed Custom Motorcycles. We reside in the state of Saxony…

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Century Racer – Steve Caballero Honda Racer

Fabian Campos and David Morales of the Denton Moto Collective are all about helping people realize their two-wheeled dreams. At their shared workshop space in Texas, they’ve amassed an impressive portfolio of…

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Skin Deep – Honda CM400 Cafe Racer

One of the things that isn’t often talked about when we feature a custom motorcycle build is what condition the donor bike was in. Buying secondhand motorcycles or any vehicle for that…

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The Other Half – Ask MC Honda XLR250R

All good things come in pairs. Take for instance Rad Yamamoto’s (aka Ask Motorcycles) latest project.  This is the second custom build that Rad displayed at the Mooneyes Show in Yokohama, Japan…

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The First Half – Ask MC Honda TLR200

The Mooneyes Yokohama Hot Rod & Custom Show is a playground for large capacity custom motorcycles. American manufactured machines dominated the 2017 show with a glut of Harley-Davidson Shovelhead, Panhead, and Knucklehead…

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Eighties Overhaul – Free Kustom Cycles CB500

Honda motorcycles CB series is undoubtedly one of the most popular choices for cafe racer conversions. The CB became the world’s first superbike with the production of the legendary CB750 in the…

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Almost There – Andys Honda CB750 K2

With the end of 2017 right around the corner what better way to wrap up the year than with a build that epitomizes what this site is all about, getting your hands…

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Trail to Tarmac – Vida Bandida Honda Tornado

As I’m typing this I find myself thinking that it actually makes a lot of sense to use a trail bike as the basis for a cafe racer build. They’re light, lack…

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The Curva – Honda CB550 K2

We’re big fans of “backyard builds” here on Return of the Cafe Racers. During the past week, we have been fortunate enough to feature 2 very slick bikes that were put together…

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EICMA 2017 Cafe Racer Collection

Milan was once again buzzing with motorcycle mania as the world’s top manufacturers gathered to showcase their latest developments at EICMA 2017. This year we were pleased to see a glut of…

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