Roll Up, Custom Motorbikes!

OK, at first we promised to run a Bike of The Month in our regular blog, but in the weeks since our initial announcement, things have changed. The overwhelming response to the online competition has brought in so many amazing responses, that we’re now planning to run a different reader’s bike every two weeks. Just…

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Showtime Washington, D.C

It’s always a buzz to catch up with our readers and reveal the latest custom builds from deep within the skunk-works that is S.H.A.M.E. (Sewickley Home for Aged Motorcycle Engines, by the way.) We’ll be doing just that when the Progressive International Motorcycle Show rolls into the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. come…

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Oops, They’ve Done It Again! In my column appearing in each issue of CRM, I often lament the general lack of skill, diligence and just plain common sense displayed by the car-driving public. Most drivers, especially those under 40, seem too addicted to their so-called smartphones to pay attention to the very serious business of…

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Our First Bike of The Month Winner

Lots of technically inspired, downright beautiful motorbikes rolled into CRM HQ after we announced the creation of a Bike of The Month contest, and after careful deliberations over several pints, a winner has presented itself for the month of December.  This clean, customized DOHC Honda CB750F was built by Shawn Chase of Chase Custom Cycles. He…

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Best Tips for a Commanding Norton Commando

It’s been the better part of five years since we completed the comprehensive rebuild of our 1973 Norton Commando and we’ve nothing but good news to report. The Commando, Norton’s last and final production machine is still popular with both restorers and custom Britbike enthusiasts for many reasons. Out machine started life as a raggedy…

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Do You Own Our Custom Bike of the Month?

New Website Bike Competition We’re regularly inundated with images of reader’s custom motorcycles, far to many to share with you in copies of Cafe Racer magazine. During one of our staff’s routine pints and pondering sessions, some bright bulb happened upon the idea of featuring the choicest, sweetest home-built cafe specials on a dedicated website…

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California Groovin’

The upcoming December/January issue of CRM covers a lot of ground- literally- as we offer up a collection of features culled from the past twelve months of biking road trips. One of our favorite playgrounds for two-wheeling is Southern Cali, a place where networks of canyon roads make for very memorable, very exciting riding. The…

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Ton-Up Weekend With Cafe Racer Mag at London’s Ace Cafe

ACE CAFE REUNION WEEKEND! 2nd – 4th September Independently acclaimed as the world’s coolest motorcycle event! Three Days, Three Rides, One Reunion! Friday 2nd September from 6pm – The Continental Run Ride-In. Saturday 3rd September – Cafe Racer & Rockers Ride-Out. Depart: 10.30am Destination: Battersea Park (Central London) Sunday 4th September – Brighton Burn-Up &…

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Showing Up is Everything

With just a few weeks remaining before our Ninth Annual Reader’s Ride-In Bike Show, everything – including the weather- is heating up quite nicely. Our vendors and support staff have gone the extra kilometer to ensure that the August 13 event will top all those preceding it and then some. CRM regular and So Cal…

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