Café Racer

  • Book of the Week: Café Racer International Volume 2

    Book of the Week: Café Racer International Volume 2

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    Our book of the week for this week is Mike Cowton’s Café Racer International Volume 2!

  • Honda’s CB650R and CBR650R receive new visual updates for 23YM

    Honda’s CB650R and CBR650R receive new visual updates for 23YM

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    Two new colours for the 23YM CB650R, including a dramatic all-black version, and CBR650R receives graphical updates increasing road presence and desirability

  • If six iconic car brands made motorcycles

    If six iconic car brands made motorcycles

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    Unbeknownst to some, certain car brands started life by making motorcycles. Take Honda, for instance, or BMW. But what if iconic car brands made motorcycles?

  • VIDEO: Triumph releases teaser video for  2020 Thruxton RS

    VIDEO: Triumph releases teaser video for 2020 Thruxton RS

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    Ahead of the official launch of the the Thruxton RS over the next few weeks, Triumph has released this 10 second long video that – in truth – doesn’t show much but does at least show the badge for the new model which is being officially unveiled on November 5 at the EICMA show in…

  • Yamaha’s XSR155 gets the CUSTOM treatment. Turn the mini-XSR into a Scrambler, Café Racer or Tracker.

    Yamaha’s XSR155 gets the CUSTOM treatment. Turn the mini-XSR into a Scrambler, Café Racer or Tracker.

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    Following on from the official reveal of Yamaha’s XSR155 in India, the Japanese factory has unveiled three custom versions of its small-capacity neo-retro machine. As part of the launch event, Yamaha showed off 12 optional parts and accessories for its XSR155 – with the help of a custom Scrambler, Café Racer and Tracker. And we…

  • Fancy this 1199 Ducati Superleggera from Roland Sands?

    Fancy this 1199 Ducati Superleggera from Roland Sands?

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    Usually, a Roland Sands custom version of a bike is a bit more minimalist, a bit more left-field… but this time it looks like the (quite frankly) beautiful Superleggera work of art has been through the mill a bit. The back end has gone through a mix of cafe-racer-meets-Mad-Max, the front end is very aluminium…

  • Ooooh! New patents squeak out for the Honda six-cylinder retro cafe racer. Yeah, six-cylinder.

    Ooooh! New patents squeak out for the Honda six-cylinder retro cafe racer. Yeah, six-cylinder.

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    We’ve told you before that this bike was coming and to be fair, we could waffle on about what we’ve found with these latest patents – but you can see things in these images as well as we can – so let’s keep it brief. Here’s the new patents that show the upcoming Honda model…

  • Karl Lagerfeld’s Triton CAFÉ RACER

    Karl Lagerfeld’s Triton CAFÉ RACER

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    Following the death of the 85-year-old German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld last Tuesday, today we’re looking back at the Chanel café-racer, which was used in 2009 by the man himself. The unveiling of the Triton Chanel came as a surprise ten years ago, when the fashion company presented its spring 2010 collection in the centre of Paris.…

  • FIRST RIDE: Husqvarna Vitpilen 401

    FIRST RIDE: Husqvarna Vitpilen 401

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    Husqvarna’s new Vitpilen and Svartpilen were some of the most hotly anticipated machines of 2018 when they were unveiled at the big bike shows at the tail-end of last year. With their sharp, futuristic styling, and tried and tested KTM bones, the bike industry en-masse couldn’t wait to swing their leg over one of the…

  • GG Retrofitz CAFÉ RACER KIT for Yamaha’s YZF-R3

    GG Retrofitz CAFÉ RACER KIT for Yamaha’s YZF-R3

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    GG Retrofitz of California has just revealed its latest conversion kit which turns a standard Yamaha YZF-R3 into a retro-styled café racer – and we love it. Called the “Rocket Street”, the super cool kit is compatible with Yamaha’s YZF-R3 models from 2015 to 2018. The kit consists of a windshield, individual trim parts, and…

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