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Mixing It Up: A Suzuki Gs 550 Cafe Racer From Poland

We all know that the cafe racer originated in Britain?but these days, the bikes themselves are just as likely to be Japanese. And one of the best Jap ...

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?37 Rikuo Type 97

Written by Martin Hodgson. The theory of Six Degrees of Separation supposes that everyone is six or fewer steps away from any other person in t ...

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Gaerne Dakar Gtx Boots | Gear Review

Riding on technical off-road terrain can be hard on feet, ankles, and lower legs. During stand-up riding, one?s full bodyweight is carried on the ...

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Back to Back - FCM Ural Land Speed Racer

If you?ve been following Return of the Cafe Racers for a while you?ll have noticed we have a soft spot for land speed racers. The combination of bulle ...

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FROM HIROSHIMA WITH LOVE. Heiwa’s Yamaha SR400 ‘

Written by Marlon Slack. If you?ve been paying attention to custom motorcycles for more than fifteen minutes you?ll be aware of Yamaha?s evergr ...

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HOG WILD. Gasser Customs Takes A Harley Sportster 1200 Campi

Written by Martin Hodgson. Ever since Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman used BMW GS motorcycles to tackle their epic journeys around the worl ...

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The Most Stylish Mini Bike Ever: Auto Fabrica’s Type 0

?To begin,? Bujar explains, ?we needed that pure inspiration only a child could have; a true young adventurer. Luckily we had the perfect candidate?G ...

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MV Agusta and Lewis Hamilton Combine Forces to Create The F4

Three Time F1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, and MV Agusta combine forces to create a super exclusive, fire-breathing superbike – The F4 LH44. ...

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Across the USA on a Honda CBR250R

What?s the right motorcycle to ride across America" The one you have. I fell in love with the Honda CBR250R when I tested one for The New York Ti ...

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Chase Harper Aeropac Tail Trunk and Aeropac II Panniers

Chase Harper Aeropacs Tail Trunk and Aeropacs II Panniers. My first serious motorcycle luggage was a set of Chase Harper ET-4000 soft saddlebags that ...

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Retrospective: 1999-2000 Excelsior-Henderson Super X

A 2000 Excelsior-Henderson Super X Deadwood Special. Owner: Chris Backs, Santa Maria, California. Photos by the author. Back in the early 1990s the Ha ...

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Finishing the Job - Purpose Built CB350F

Fixing other peoples mistakes may not sound all that appealing, but it can sometimes offer great rewards. Tom Gilroy of Purpose Built Moto in Queensla ...

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ONE MAN ARMY. A Ram Air Yamaha XS650 from Canada’s Pan

It?s no secret that loads of custom builders farm out elements of their builds. Often it?s the paintwork, sometimes it?s the wiring or even par ...

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It’s About Time: A Suzuki SV650 Scrambler by C-Racer

While everyone’s clamoring for a slice of the heritage market, one manufacturer’s quietly been sitting on a sweet modern-day UJM, ripe fo ...

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Harley-Davidson Releases New Lightweight Thermal Gear

As the season changes and colder weather moves in, Harley-Davidson releases new lightweight thermal gear that should keep you warm and insulated witho ...

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AIMExpo’s Championship of the Americas

AIMExpo’s Championship of the Americas names category winners. Begin Press Release: Custom Builder Tim Dixon Earns Top Honors at AIMExpo Champi ...

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2018 Updates to the Can-Am Spyder Lineup

2018 Can-Am Spyder F3 Since launching its three-wheeled Can-Am Spyder RS roadster a decade ago, Canada?s Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) has st ...

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New Triumph Speedmaster to be Unveiled on October 3

2016 Triumph Bonneville Lineup Triumph completely revamped its Bonneville platform for 2016, rolling out five models?Street Twin, Bonneville T120, Bon ...

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Behold, the New Honda Gold Wing! (We Think)

Is this the next generation of the Honda Gold Wing" A Dutch website called Oliepeil has spilled the beans: Weinig text, maar veel beeld! Check hi ...

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Hanko - George Woodman?s Yardbuilt XSR700

Yamaha?s XSR700 falls into what Yamaha refers to as their Sport Heritage range, a category similar to Triumph?s Modern Classics or BMW?s Heritage seri ...

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Triumph Bonneville By Down & Out Cafe Racers

Down & Out Cafe RacersTriumph Bonneville By Down & Out Cafe RacersE=mc², H²O, v=d/t. Formulas, pretty dull but without them we?d all be scre ...

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BIG BRICK KICKS. Ironwood Custom’s ’86 BMW K100

Business seems good for Dutch builders Ironwood Motorcycles. Last week it was their sweet restomod Honda that garnered a great response. This w ...

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Kuzuri: A Harley XL1200 Sportster custom from Thrive

If there?s a rising force in the modern custom world, it?s Indonesia. It?s no longer surprising to see a world-class middleweight café racer roll ou ...

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Riding Gear - RSD Trent Jacket

Roland Sands Designs has quickly become one of the hottest names in classically styled motorcycle apparel. Their latest offering, the Trent hooded jac ...

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Triumph Thruxton 2015 By Angry Lane

Angry LaneTriumph Thruxton 2015 By Angry Lane"When the customer came for a first meeting, he came with one picture: David Beckham?s Triumph. He d ...

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MOTO PHOTOS: California’s Stan Evans

In this, the latest installment of our series on the world?s best moto photographers, we spoke to Californian Stan Evans on his work shooting s ...

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Boosted and Ballistic: A 350-pound nitrous-fuelled W650

It might have immaculate retro style, but you wouldn’t pick the Kawasaki W650 for its performance. With 50 horses on tap it’s a fun enoug ...

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BMW R80R By South Garage Motorcycles

South Garage Motorcycles ...

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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 24 September, 2017

If you’re into 1970s racebikes, you’ll love this Yamaha TZ750-inspired XSR900 from Jeff Palhegyi?it’s one of the best Yard Built cu ...

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S is for Style - Meister Engineering BMW R100S

If there?s one thing every builder should strive to achieve when they customise a motorcycle it?s to improve upon its original construction. Many of t ...

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RAJASTHAN RAMPAGE – Ride more. Routine less.

Words by Scott Hopkin | Photography by Jason Lau It’s not everyday you receive an email asking if you?d be interested in going to India t ...

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Ya Don’t Need a MX bike to MX

Actually, the longer wheelbase and road-hugging weight of a cruiser makes shredding the gnar that much easier, as demonstrated here by MX Daily on Ins ...

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2018 Bell Helmets Announced

Bell Helmets has made several upgrades to its street helmet line with the introduction of MIPS technology to its Star helmet (on left) and to a new RS ...

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Nuviz Motorcycle Head-Up Display | Review

The NUVIZ mounted on an Arai Vector 2 helmet. Photos by the author. I?ve been using the NUVIZ for several weeks and want to share my experience. If yo ...

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Triumph T140 1978 By Deus Ex Machina

Deus Ex MachinaTriumph T140 1978 By Deus Ex Machina"Some motorcycles belong out in the garage.Others are good enough to bring in the house.Michae ...

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BACK IN BLACK. Lucky Customs? ?Rock?n?Rolla? Evo Harley Bobb

Written by Marlon Slack. Argentina?s Lucky Customs have done more for 1980?s Harley Davidson than anyone else in recent years. A few months bac ...

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Gone In 60 Seconds: NCT?s Harley Dyna ?Eleanor?

When Harley announced the death of the Dyna exactly one month ago, there were howls of anguish. But we?re hoping that folks who want the latest and g ...

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Indian Motorcycles Releases 2017 Fall/Winter Collection

Indian Motorcycles releases 2017 Fall/Winter collection with more waxed cotton and flannel than you could ever need. Begin Press Release: Indian Moto ...

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Can-Am Announces New Instrumentation for 2018 Spyders

Can-Am?s three-wheelers get instrumentation upgrades heading into 2018, with dual 4.3-inch color gauges being added to several Spyder models, as well ...

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2018 Yamaha XSR700 | First Look Review

The new-for-2018 Yamaha XSR700 blends the new and old. It’s based on the modern FZ-07 platform with 689cc Crossplane Concept parallel twin and h ...

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2018 Yamaha XMAX Scooter | First Look Review

The new-for-2018 Yamaha XMAX scooter offers plenty of comfort, convenience and safety in a light, agile package. Along with its new-for-2018 XSR700, a ...

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Should Suzuki Bring the V-Strom 250 to the U.S."

The 2018 Suzuki V-Strom 250 is available in Europe and other markets. Should it come to the U.S." We’ve seen and ridden the latest versions ...

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Yamaha TTR600 By Dozer Garage

Dozer GarageYamaha TTR600 By Dozer GarageEngine : TTR600Exhaust : AkrapovicGas tank : CZ350LED Turn signal :  DoZer garage accesoriesGrips : Bilt ...

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LOOKING SHARP. One-Up Moto?s ?Angulár? KTM RC390 Cafe Track

Written by Martin Hodgson. If you’re a learner rider or like small capacity machines then it’s never been a better time to buy a ne ...

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Road tested: Gear from Aether, Saint and Shoei

Today I’m breaking down three pieces of gear that have very quickly become staples in my closet. Say hello to the helmet that’s converted ...

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Video: John Hopkins’ Moto Rapido Panigale R

British Superbikes is booming and its success is clearly evident through extensive TV coverage, but what about the stuff that happens away from the c ...

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Valentino Heads to Aragon with the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Te

After a few days of turning laps in Misano to assess his fitness, Valentino will attempt to ride in the Spanish Grand Prix at Aragon. Though not entir ...

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2017 BMW R nineT Racer vs. Triumph Thruxton | Comparo R

Battle of the neo-retro twins! Triumph and BMW drew upon their deep reserves of heritage when designing these two café racers. Even though it has liq ...

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Form and Function - Octane Motorcycles CBF600N

Sacrificing comfort for the sake of style is a common oversight of custom motorcycle building. It?s no secret that certain aspects of cafe racer styli ...

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BMW R Nine T 2016 By XTR Pepo

XTR PepoBMW R Nine T 2016A tribute to Hubert Auriol-Luis Moto modified front mudguard.-Bultaco Cross front fairing with  Bultaco light.-Acossato ...

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ALMOST FLAT FOUR. Motorworld?s Pristine 1936 Puch P800

We love featuring bikes from Russia’s Motorworld because each and every one is like a script for the next Indiana Jones movie, just witho ...

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Rocketeer Style: A custom Vectrix EV from Shiny Hammer

To die-hard petrolheads, electric scooters are harbingers of a dark future. They’re seen as soulless machines that place economy and practicali ...

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Yamaha Electric Bicycles on the Way

Apparently, and who knew, Yamaha has been building electric bicycles for 25 years, and invented the term PAS: Pedal Assist System. The YPJ-01 in the l ...

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Triumph Speed Tripe 2007 By Classified Moto

Classified MotoTriumph Speed Tripe 2007 By Classified Moto"Last year, Rebel Yell Bourbon found us and asked us to build one of four bikes for a c ...

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BLOODY MARVELLOUS. H Garage?s ?Vampire Squadron? Honda Goldw

Despite what your over-active imagination may be telling you, the Vampire Squadron was actually an American Airforce group based in Guadalcanal ...

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Scholtz Makes History In Barber Thriller

Scholtz put on a spectacular performance in the drama-packed final round of the MotoAmerica championship at Barber. Begin Press Release: Birmingham, ...

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CSC Announces 2017 Destinations Deal Tour

CSC riders en route to the Grand Canyon. Photo courtesy of CSC Motorcycles. CSC Motorcycles announced its 2017 Destinations Deal Tour, scheduled for O ...

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T IS FOR TROUBLE. ?The Rascal? Restomod Honda CB360T from Ir

As the old cliché goes, ?Restraint is the better part of beauty?. I prefer to think of it like this; there’s nothing more unattractive t ...

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Hot Seat: A Yamaha inspired by the Eames Lounge Chair

Custom bike builders often find inspiration from unlikely places. And furniture designers seem to have a particular affinity for motorcycles?Stefano ...

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Behind the Lens - Motorcycle Photographer Enginethusiast

Behind every great custom motorcycle feature, we publish there are two very important individuals. The first spent countless hours building the bike t ...

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FIRST GEAR: Earnest ?Tasker? Pants

If there’s one thing that Burt Munro taught us, it’s to never underestimate New Zealanders in a shed. So when our mates from Auckl ...

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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 17 September, 2017

Bare metal cafe racers from Spain and Italy are spinning our wheels this week, plus a Honda XR600R tracker conversion and a fluoro orange Yamaha FZ-0 ...

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BMW R100R By Dust-Motorcycles

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2017 BROOKLYN INVITATIONAL: A Motorcycle Diversity Masterpie

Written by Manuel Carrillo. Could you imagine the art world if its exhibits were held in strip mall parking lots" Imagine having to go to ...

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Watchlist: The Best Motorcycle Photographers, Part II

We’re often asked what the ‘EXIF’ in Bike EXIF means. If you don’t know, it stands for ?Exchangeable Image File format,’ ...

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Yoshimura Releases Alpha T Slip-on and Fender Eliminator kit

Yoshimura has released its Alpha T slip-on and fender eliminator kit for the 2017 KTM Duke/RC 390 for those looking to streamline and shed some weig ...

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Bullet Time - Alo?s Cafe Thruxton R

There?s no denying Triumph?s Thruxton R is a great looking bit of kit. The Hinkley team created a new version of their top of the range Modern Classic ...

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HOGS OF WAR. Anvil Motociclette?s ?Warthog? Ducati S4R Track

Written by Martin Hodgson. No matter how strong your nationalistic tendencies it?s almost impossible to argue against the fact that Italy has p ...

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Cloud Chaser: The BOTT XR1R Pikes Peak Racer

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is madness of the highest order. Racers blast through the 12-mile course at breakneck speed?climbing 4,720 fe ...

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John Cantlie RIP"

It looks like our former colleague from the U.K. magazine SuperBike, John “Sonic the Hedgehog” Cantlie has become another casualty of the ...

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2017 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT vs. 2017 Suzuki V-Strom 650

We?re in search of The One bike, and these two 650cc adventure-sport tourers are at the top of many a rider?s list. Inexpensive, versatile and fuel- ...

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VINCENT-SAN. An Yamaha XV920 from Hageman Motorcycles

Written by Marlon Slack. If you?ve wondered why second-hand Yamaha Viragos are demanding ridiculous money these days I know who you can blame. ...