One for The Lady Riders

If You happen to be in the Los Angeles area  this coming weekend and you’re a female motorcyclist it’s a good bet to make your way to the Lucky Wheels Garage where the Second Annual Women’s Motorcycle Show is set to open. Hosted by Alicia Elfving of the Moto Lady Internet site, the event is…

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Cold, But Not Forever

    Days like these, when the temperature struggles to breach 22 degrees can test the patience of many a motorcyclist. Here at CRM, our idle minds drift back to warmer days when the only worry is whether rain may interrupt a nice, day-long ride or which bike needs maintenance before being kicked to life….

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One Cool SR 400

Few modern motorbikes can boast of the lineage and authenticity of Yamaha’s SR400. The venerable air-cooled single has been in continuous production since 1978, changing only a little in the nearly four decades hence. Yes, the 2016 models offer electronic fuel injection and maintenance-free batteries, but the kickstart-only thumper remains gloriously unchanged. As a result…

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Our Favorite Bikes #2

    We hear from some faraway riders customizing their bikes into cafe racers all over the globe, but our latest winner is perhaps the most unexpected of all.  22 year-old Hamza Azeem Butt hails from bustling Karachi, Pakistan,  a city with a burgeoning custom retro motorcycle scene. Hamza is well-connected, having helped organize last…

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Prizes Galore at Cafe Racer IMS Gveaway

    More than a few readers have contacted us asking what’s on tap if they sign up for our prize giveaway at the Cafe Racer magazine booth at the upcoming Washington, D.C, and Cleveland IMS events so here’s a sneak peek. Some of our advertisers have chimed in with some boffo prizes that one…

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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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