The Rides of the Year Are Upon Us

Summer is motorcycling’s best season what with copious rallies, events, races and seemingly endless warm, sunny days to enjoy the sport. However, I’ll let you in on a secret: fall is even better. Living in and around Pittsburgh for most of my life, I’ve come to appreciate the change of seasons and the difference that…

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Missing Links

  History has  a strange way of disproving the latest trends. Take print magazine, for example. In this smartphone-obsessed nation, magazines are rapidly becoming relics of  a less hectic past and are vanishing faster than brains free of Internet influence. Ah, but the same used to be believed about vinyl records which have, some 30…

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A Low-Buck Cure For The Uglies

  In my humble opinion, Ducati’s original Multistrada was one of the homleyest motorcycles ever produced. It’s certainly the least lovely machine ever to roll on the road wearing the vaunted Bologna firm’s livery, having broken all tradition of Italian motorcycles before it. Sure, the all-purpose ‘Strada more than achieved its goal- that is, to…

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The Arms Race Continues

Just when you thought motorcycles couldn’t get much faster, technologically complex and downright lust-inducing, Triumph breaks into the streetbike party with one hell of a guest. I’m speaking of their latest incarnation of their stripped-down three-cylinder Speed Triple, a motorcycle that pretty much invented the factory cafe racer game back in 1994. Many performance upgrades…

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Going The Distance

  We received a call that it was Cafe Racer magazine’s chance to test ride the all-new 2021 Ducati Monster last week. Naturally, having heard so much about the completely revamped Italian naked sportster, we jumped at the chance. However, these was one significant catch: the motorcycle was located at a dealership some 300 miles…

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A Brilliant Engineer’s Insights

Meeting gifted movers and shakers in the motorcycle industry is a large part of what keeps our wheels turning here at Cafe Racer magazine. We’ve interviewed some awe-inspiring talents during the past 14 years, delving into their skills, motivations and unique insights into the sport that we all dig so much. In our latest August/September…

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Another Amazing Event

  Our team is still in the afterglow of last Sunday’s 13th Annual Reader’s Ride-In Show, an event that surpassed everyone’s expectations. You, our faithful readers turned up in force even with a new virus outbreak threatening to cancel events from coast to coast. The weekend started with the threat of even more rain, but…

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Righteous Racebikes

  We had the pleasure of attending a meet and greet this week with the team of female roadracers currently campaigning Royal Enfield’s Continental GT 650s in the Motoamerica championships. The ladies were selected through RE’s ongoing Build, Train, race program where ordinary motorcycle enthusiasts are chosen to design, engineer and then race the torquey…

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Renaissance Man

  Our August/September issue is out this week and we’re proud to serve our readers the latest in a series of in-depth profiles of motorcycle riders who make cafe racing the fascinating, global phenom that it is. In the latest issue, our ace writer Anthony Conroy catches up with San Fransisco’s Paul d’Orleans, a globetrotting…

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