Global Custom

We happen to really dig sidecar rigs here at CRM and our latest October/November issue features two of the mile-munching three wheelers. We’ve been receiving a bit of feedback about the incredible build job and even more fascinating history behind the machine pictured above. This looks like a post WWII BMW R7 equipped with a…

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Photo Coincidence

After more than 20 years writing about motorbikes, it’s amazing the oddball imagery that piles up in one’s files. Just recently, while sorting through stacks of Cafe Racer back issues, I came across the above color image by ace shooter Yve Assad. She captured this rider from Southern California’s B.A. Moto custom shop as he…

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Test Ride Season

As fall quickly approaches here on the Eastern parts of the country, our sights this time of year turn Westward. That’s where the major motorcycle manufacturers store all manner of new demonstration models, bikes set aside from the showroom floors for the sole purpose of entertaining us motojourno types. There’s a bumper crop of incredible…

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Classics Are Nice, But So Is Getting There

When you run a magazine based on classic and custom streetbikes, we tend to ask a lot of our staffers. Though showing up to ride and wrench on motorbikes may seem, on the surface, like a dream gig, there are many long, unpaid days spent sorting out complex mechanical conundrums. These garage sessions can be…

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Electrical Wizardry

Blake Kelly in Action Regular CRM readers will have missed seeing the name Blake Kelly in our masthead as of late. Blake, the magazine’s star test rider, fix-it expert and all-around wit has been busy at graduate school, seeking an advanced degree n the sort of high tech field where a man of his astute…

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And The Good Times Rolled

It’s been a very busy month, but it’s due time we acknowledged you, our readers for making the 12th Annual Reader’s Ride-In Custom Show a success. With clear skies, warm temperatures and open roads, folks started spilling into Sewickley as early as Saturday afternoon for Sunday’s show. We all enjoyed a laugh at Saturday evening’s…

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Reader’s Ride-In Show Ready To Roll

New Attractions At 2019 Bike Show Come Sunday, August 11, the rolling hills of Sewickley will fill with the sounds of classic and custom motorcycles as our 12th Annual Cafe Racer Reader’s Ride-In Show gets underway. Team CRM has been working overtime to make this yearly celebration of all things fast, loud and shiny a…

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Prize Patrol Is Here!

While we can’t offer the level of prizes regularly doled out by those glitzy TV sweepstakes, our sponsors for this year’s Reader’s Ride-In Custom Show have really stepped up the game, donating some incredible prizes for the show class winners. Park up your classic or custom two-wheeler at Warm Memorial Park come Sunday, August 11…

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New Antique Bike Class Added To Show

With our 12th Annual Reader’s ride-In Show less than a month away, we’ve received enough requests for a special trophied class specifically for your restored antique and vintage machines. In previous years, we’ve been lumping those perfectly rehabbed older machine sin with our six existing cafe racer classes for judging, but after hearing from you,…

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