A Grand Guzzi Gathering

            Just back from the Moto Guzzi 100th Anniversary celebration in the brand’s vibrant, picturesque hometown of Mandello Del Lario, Italy. I long knew that Moto Guzzi was a respected marquee that instilled passion and loyalty in its riders, but the sheer size and enthusiasm of the thousands of riders…

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2022 Show Proves a Hit

  It took our crew a good two weeks to recover and re-organize after our August 14th Reader’s ride-In Custom Show, evidence of just how much work, dedication and sweat equity our people invest in making the annual event a success. We held steady through a cloudy morning’s threat of rain to stage one of…

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Ton-Up TV

Interview By Gary Hallobeck Last year, we announced the imminent return of Cafe Racer TV that ran on Discovery Velocity network from 2010 to 2015. The series was expected to stream on the Xcelerate platform, but the show’s creator and host (and this magazine’s editor) Mike Seate had other ideas. “After waiting months for the…

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Where Have All The Fighters Gone?

  Trends in custom motorcycles have a tendency to fade away without our noticing much. For a while in the early 100s, rigid framed choppers were common sights at bike nights and rallies both local and national, but suddenly, the pop and roar of their oversized V-twin engines went missing. I’ve recently noticed the same…

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New Show Attractions

  Planning each year’s Reader’s Ride-In Custom Show is an exercise in odd jobs as each member of the CRM team has to wear multiple hats in order to make the event happen. In addition to writing stories, manning the desks, wrenching on and test-riding bikes and other none-too-exciting clerical duties, we each take on…

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All Hail Valhalla

  Spending the weekend at Chicago’s annual Motoblot custom culture festival and yesterday’s launch party was one for the books. A capacity crowd surged into the Cobra Lounge starting at 4pm, attracted by the most excellent (excuse Wayne’s World reference) craft beer, good bar grub and waaaay too much loud heavy metal music. I was…

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The 59 Club, Rockers and motorcycles in England_WMV V9 For the first few years this publication was in operation, we were fortunate enough to have readers around the world send us images and short films of cafe racing. Spending time in the Uk at various classic motorcycle meets, we met plenty of Ton-Up OG’s who…

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VJMC Assembled

  If you’re like most of the CRM staff, you can fondly remember the days when shiny new air-cooled Hondas, Yamahas, Kawasakis and Suzukis graced your local motorcycle dealership’s showroom. During my own less-then-distinguished high school years, I routinely took several city busses to visit local motorcycle dealerships where the assorted wares were more enticing…

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Swingin’ 60s Time Machine

  Our June/July issue is set to drop this week and we’re quite proud to bring you the cover story which focuses on one of London’s best-known cafe bikes. We’ve been spotting Sean Pescheria’s BSA Super Rocket around the British capital for years, having first seen the twin roar into the Ace Cafe parking lot…

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