Too Fast For The Street?

  We’ve all ridden with them. The sort of rider who never misses an opportunity to prove just how fast they and their machines are. On every ride, they’re the type who’s willing to risk all for the chance to reveal that when it comes to covering twisty roads, they’re literally miles ahead of the…

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My Shero

This being International Women’s Month it’s high time to give some long-overdue props to one of our own. Kim Love, this publication’s managing editor has been a motorcycle rider since the 1990s and has managed to keep two-wheeling a central part of her life throughout. Kim works as a development director at a global medical…

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Hey, Hey, Hey…Make Way For The Heavyweights

  Daytona Bike Week 2022 is in the history books, having wrapped up its whirlwind of two-wheeled activities with the running of last Saturday’s Daytona 200 roadrace. Triumph Street Triple rider Brandon Paasch took the checkered flag in that heat, but the races we were focused on involved far less aerodynamic machines. We’re referring to…

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Unsung Hero Kawasaki

The current crop of supernaked streetbikes have proven a mold-breaking genre indeed. A generation of riders who had tired of bending themselves into human pretzels to fit on sportbikes have responded in huge numbers to the more forgiving naked sportsters, making then one of the top-selling sectors of the new bike market. One machine that…

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Burnouts Unite!

  Besides Moto GP races, baseball games- which, at the moment are on hold due a massive labor dispute- and the odd British mystery series on PBS, I’m not much of a Boob Tube guy. But as we’re trapped in the waning days of a long, Pennsylvania winter, I’ve been spending far too much time…

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Blowin’ Up The Vintage Triumphs

  We’re absolutely thrilled to bring you our latest issue’s cover story that focuses on the efforts of So Cal’s Alp Racing. The small-but-skilled proprietor Alp Sungurtekin is one serious speed freak, competing alongside his partner and the issue’s striking, badass cover model Jalika Gaskin at Bonneville and other high-velocity venues on some of the…

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Sick, Sexy Sixes

    Back when I was just out of high school and riding my first motorcycle, I wasn’t particularly interested in speed. With a steady diet of late 1970s custom motorcycle magazines feeding my impressionable brain, I lusted after a bike that just plain looked cool (whatever that meant to 18 year-old me.) A Harley…

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Exotic Chassis – Get ‘Em While You Can

Regular readers of Cafe Racer magazine know we’re deep into several custom bike builds. Though each motorcycle project, whether it be classic or contemporary has its own wow factors, we’re constantly surprised by the reactions we get from people digging on our Fat Featherbed Triton project. For the uninitiated, the build centers around creating a…

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Anniversary Enfields

    Getting older isn’t always the easiest of experiences, but there are certainly advantages to amassing a few decades on this planet. I’m old enough to recall a less-enlightened age when many of my fellow Americans sincerely believed ourselves to be the only denizens of this globe capable of great mechanical craftsmanship. Growing up…

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