Meet us at Motoblot

Bring your handbuilt iron to Handbuilt and appear in Cafe Racer magazine The warming weather brings our team back to the open roads where we’ll be checking out the latest home-brewed custom motorbikes from one end of the country to the other. Two of our photographers will be attending the annual Handbuilt Show in Austin,…

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New Bikes Galore

  Tis spring and besides the budding greenery and start of riding season, the release of new motorcycles from the major manufacturers is at hand. 2017 promises to be a banner year for retro-flavored streetbikes with nearly all the OEM’s busting out with cafe-inspired models, new naked performance roadsters and machines that will fill the…

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Beautiful Beemer

  It’s not everyday that an independent magazine gets a scoop that beats the big guys to the punch, but this time, the stars aligned in our favor. CRM contributor Paul Rudolf makes his daily green at European Motorcycles of Pittsburgh, a local shop that just happens to have an early-release model of BMW’s wicked-cool…

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Bike of The Week

  Jurgan Hillenbrand’s BMW Hailing from Braunschwag, Germany, Jurgan rode his hand-built BMW Boxer custom all the way to London for the most recent Ace Cafe Reunion, pressing all the way back to the European continent even though his hand-made five-gallon fuel tank suffered a vibration fracture in the process. In fact, we were alerted…

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Bike Show Is A Go!

  Get those polishing rags and wrenches humming as we’re announcing the date of our 2017 Cafe Racer Reader’s Ride-In Bike Show. This, our tenth annual meeting of the custom builder tribe, will take place on Saturday, August 12 at War Memorial Park in Sewickley, PA. As you can see from the image below, the…

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Lost In Translation

  The funniest moments in life, we’ve come to learn, are seldom scripted. Come next issue (on sale April 4) we’ll reveal why this is true with the latest installment of our regular Stylin’ humor column. Many of us on CRM’s staff are avid collectors of misspelled, poorly-interpreted translations of the English language and seldom…

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Rockers, Texas Style

  One of the most inspiring and downright fun events we’re ever attended is the annual Rockers VS Mods rally in Dallas, Texas. The crowds the event drew were impressive to say the least, with equal numbers of restored, vintage scooters and way-happenin’ cafe racers on display. This is a true rider’s rally, with around…

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Web Upgrades and New Content

  A few of you faithful readers may have noticed a few bumps and glitches on this website as of late. For a couple of days during the past week or so, the site you’re now reading may have proven inaccessible, but thanks to our skillful and hard-working tech crew, we’ve been resurrected with all…

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Bad Boy BMW

  Father and Son Custom Showing an impressive 28,000 road miles on the clocks, CRM reader Ben Gurerro is understandably proud of what his son Afriano has done with this 1978 Beemer. The R100 Boxer twin was purchased last summer and the previous owner had begun an unsuccessful attempt at turning it into a cafe…

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