A Lifetime Custom Job

In our current issue, we’re pleased to bring you proof that you needn’t buy a new bike every few years. Don’t get me wrong- I’ve developed a habit of wanting to try out every cool new retro roadster that comes down the pike and, as a result, I sometimes realize I’ve sold off a motorcycle…

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Which Ducati Cafe Racer Is Best?

Since the relese of our current June/July issue, we’ve received several e-mails about the cover story. This issue’s top feature chronicles the building of a sharp-as-hell Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer designed by Motorcycle Missions from Austin Texas. The MM team consists of several military veterans who get together each week to work on custom bikes…

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Royal Enfield Demo Rides Added To August 11 Bike Show

Regular readers of CRM will know how much we dig the new Royal Enfield 650 twins, having spent several weeks running the very capable and smart-looking retros. Well, come Sunday, August 11, you’ll have a rare chance to see just how good these new bikes are as Royal Enfield North America has just announced that…

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Why Not Ride To Work Every Day?

Next Monday, June 17 is Ride To Work day an annual promotion urging motorcycle awareness through, well, actually commuting on our streetbikes. While this ia an honorable and well-intentioned idea, as someone who does not own a car, I often wonder why we Americans need a promotional campaign to roll our two-wheelers out of the…

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Poster Child Moto Guzzi

We’re quite proud of our talented crew of International contributors, folks who are constantly on the search for unique, custom-made speedbkes wherever they are. Among the rarest machines we’ve featured over the years are customized Moto Guzzi cafe racers. The thudding, sweet-handling Italian V-twins are among our favorites, but tracking them down is tough going….

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Something Fishy At The Custom Show

Each year, our staff endures one of the most fun meetings in all of publishing. We gather to sample the wares of local food trucks in hopes of determining what vendors to invite to our Reader’s Ride-In Bike Show. I know it’s a thankless task, but one that team CRM are all too ready to…

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Cafe Racer Art

Though none of us are dedicated followers of social media, occasionally, images emerge through the cyber stew that are truly inspired. Our next issue features a retrospective on the ton-up artistry of the Japanese illustrator Kamau 666. Little is known about this Instagram regular who routinely posts vividly colorful illustrations of people and machines from…

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The New Breed

Feedback from you, our readers plays a very large part in deciding what sort of custom motorcycles to feature in the pages of Cafe Racer. This is invaluable information to have as with a readership that covers a vast demographic spectrum – our youngest subscriber is aged 14, the oldest 83 – there are many…

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Super Sunday

2019 Reader’s ride-In Custom Bike Show Is A Go! If you’ve got a customized speedbike and want to show the world what you ride, this year’s show is the place for you! Cafe Racer’s annual Reader’s ride-In is the ONLY custom cafe racer show of its kind, attracting growing crowds each year for a day…

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