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Written by Ian Lee.Motorcyclists sure are a social bunch. Which is weird seeing as the act of riding is a solitary pursuit in itself. However, many a strong friendship has been forged over a rusted bolt or faulty starter motor.
The Ryca CS-1 is a bolt-on cafe racer kit for the Suzuki Savage that’s been in steady production for just over 10 years, the bike has become something of a cult classic in the USA and Suzuki dealers are now getting onboard to produce them in-house,...
I’m a car designer by trade: I spend my time working out how to make machinery look as good as it can. Designers are creative people by nature, so we crave the opportunity to be as free as possible in our work.
Interesting article on designing a Cafe Racer.
If you live on mainland Europe and have a penchant for Yamaha café racers, then you probably know Kedo. The German company is one of the largest SR500 specialists outside Japan, supplying everything from bodywork to engine parts.
Maybe I’m just arriving late to the party, but holy guacamole this Ducati 1199 Panigale S retro-moderned build by MotoPuro is pretty rad…[[MORE]]The Ducati Elite II was built by MotoPuro, a Ducati...
In the late 1970s, the Moto Guzzi Le Mans was the closest you could get to a factory café racer. Bereft of chrome and frippery, it would hit 130 mph and recorded over 70 hp at the back wheel.
Another month and another killer creation from Gelsenkirchen’s Dirk OehlerKing and his merry band of men at Kingston Customs.
"Back in the late 1970′s when I was a teenager, as all my bikes except one were Japanese, my old man, being one of those purist motorcycle blokes always used to address my bikes as ” Rice Boilers”. So, I promised myself that I would build a Bike and name it the Rice Boiler, just to shove one up the old mans Arse!" Carpy
Kodewa announced today that its prototype, the world’s first motorcycle to bear the Lotus brand, is road registered. The C-01 wants to combine the asserted power of 200 HP of its 1.2 litre V-twin engine with a distinctive lightweight bodywork designed byDaniel Simon.
If there’s one company that symbolizes the style of the new wave custom scene, it’s the Wrenchmonkees. Their motorcycles are raw, simple and pure—the legendary Danish design aesthetic applied to two wheels, and roughed up a little.
Jones customs are best known for building Harley Sportster based bobbers, but proprietor Ant Jones is also a big fan of the Japanese custom scene and loves the likes of Brat-Style and Crazy Orange, which means he's more ...
Words by Martin Hodgson.Martin is the newest member to the Pipeburn team.
The motorcycle you see here is called “Ipothesys”, it’s officially labelled “Prototypo 1″ and it’s the first in a limited edition of bikes that will be produced as a joint project between Italian entrepreneur Alessandro Loviselli and renowned...
Just one word: Awesome
Tobias Guckel is one of Germany’s top custom builders, and a name you’ve probably never heard of.
Written by Martin HodgsonThe phrase second time lucky tends to suggest that the first time around didn’t go as planned.
The Moto Guzzi California was originally co-designed by Moto Guzzi and the Los Angeles Police Department Traffic Division to be the department’s new standard-issue motorcycle, it had to have a 1/4 mile time of 16 seconds or less, a left-foot...
Elia Cattelani is not a mechanic by profession, but he has always been a mechanic for passion, both in speed races and in motocross. One year ago, thinking about a new project, he chose an important bike in the motorcycling history, a Honda CB 750 Four K2.
Gentlemen, place your orders. If you love the style of classic racebikes, but don’t like the thought of tricky maintenance, take a look at the new Paton S1 Strada.
After two years of planning and development, Kodewa announced today that its prototype, the world's first motorcycle to bear the Lotus brand, is road registered. Kodewa has been granted a license to produce this bike by ...
Last time we touched base with Soft Tsingos she had just completed her amazing Honda CB550 Cafe Racer with the help of her father. This time round the tables have turned and it's Sofi's Dad's turn to step into the spotlight.
Let’s be honest—Honda’s CX500 is not going to win any beauty contests.
The BMW airhead revival continues apace. This stripped-back R100 RT comes from London’s Untitled Motorcycles and it just oozes vintage charm.It’s a classic barn find story.