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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Vintage Honda Racing

It’s easy to forget in today’s highly specialized streetbike market that way back in the early 1970s, race bikes were built from ordinary motorcycles. There were few, if any, purpose-built factory racers along the lines of today’s superbikes so if the roadracing bug bit, would-be competitors had to modify their everyday rides for the track….

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Showtime!

Spring is finally here, but we’re busy planning Cafe Racer’s biggest event of the summer- our 12th Annual Reader’s Ride-In Custom Show. Get those handbuilt speedbikes ready as the event happens at Sewickley’s War memorial park on Sunday, August 11. The response to the show both from you, our stalwart readers and the motorcycle industry…

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Downtown Eureka Springs is truly One-of-a-Kind

Sponsored Content From Best western Inn of The Ozarks The expression, “There’s nowhere quite like it,” is one of those overused phrases people say a lot. However, when folks are talking about historic downtown Eureka Springs, you can take them at their word. They are, in fact, being quite literal. Picture an eclectic combination of…

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