Massive At Myrtle

Whether you dig old school Japanese fours, customized, high-powered dragbikes or any over-the-top examples of custom motorcycle culture, you owe it to yourself to experience Atlantic Beach Bike Week at least once. The annual gathering of riders also known as Black Bike Week has been staple of the Deep South riding calendar for at least…

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International Motorcycle Show Canceled

    Planning an event weeks or even months in advance is always tough, especially one that involves thousands of individual businesses, tens of thousands of people and enough logistics to confuse a spreadsheet designer. A culmination of factors resulted in the sudden cancellation of this year’s Progressive International Motorcycle Shows, which is unfortunate for…

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How Sweet The First Rides of Spring

  There comes a time in most riders lives when taking action is the best medicine. Mine came last weekend when the temperature soared into the mid-80s, which is unusual for Western Pennsylvania in April. I’d bene nursing a foot that had undergone a massive, seven-hour reconstructive surgery a couple of months back and doctor’s…

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Harley’s Sportster Revolution Marches On

  Our Instagram feed seldom goes what the kids call “viral” being as most of Cafe Racer’s readers prefer to receive their information in print form. However, last July when we were invited to the press launch for Harley-Davidson’s all-new Sportster 1250S, a post revealing the much-anticipated machine drew about 10 times the usual number of…

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Too Fast For The Street?

  We’ve all ridden with them. The sort of rider who never misses an opportunity to prove just how fast they and their machines are. On every ride, they’re the type who’s willing to risk all for the chance to reveal that when it comes to covering twisty roads, they’re literally miles ahead of the…

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My Shero

This being International Women’s Month it’s high time to give some long-overdue props to one of our own. Kim Love, this publication’s managing editor has been a motorcycle rider since the 1990s and has managed to keep two-wheeling a central part of her life throughout. Kim works as a development director at a global medical…

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Hey, Hey, Hey…Make Way For The Heavyweights

  Daytona Bike Week 2022 is in the history books, having wrapped up its whirlwind of two-wheeled activities with the running of last Saturday’s Daytona 200 roadrace. Triumph Street Triple rider Brandon Paasch took the checkered flag in that heat, but the races we were focused on involved far less aerodynamic machines. We’re referring to…

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Unsung Hero Kawasaki

The current crop of supernaked streetbikes have proven a mold-breaking genre indeed. A generation of riders who had tired of bending themselves into human pretzels to fit on sportbikes have responded in huge numbers to the more forgiving naked sportsters, making then one of the top-selling sectors of the new bike market. One machine that…

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Burnouts Unite!

  Besides Moto GP races, baseball games- which, at the moment are on hold due a massive labor dispute- and the odd British mystery series on PBS, I’m not much of a Boob Tube guy. But as we’re trapped in the waning days of a long, Pennsylvania winter, I’ve been spending far too much time…

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