The 59 Club, Rockers and motorcycles in England_WMV V9 For the first few years this publication was in operation, we were fortunate enough to have readers around the world send us images and short films of cafe racing. Spending time in the Uk at various classic motorcycle meets, we met plenty of Ton-Up OG’s who…

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VJMC Assembled

  If you’re like most of the CRM staff, you can fondly remember the days when shiny new air-cooled Hondas, Yamahas, Kawasakis and Suzukis graced your local motorcycle dealership’s showroom. During my own less-then-distinguished high school years, I routinely took several city busses to visit local motorcycle dealerships where the assorted wares were more enticing…

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Swingin’ 60s Time Machine

  Our June/July issue is set to drop this week and we’re quite proud to bring you the cover story which focuses on one of London’s best-known cafe bikes. We’ve been spotting Sean Pescheria’s BSA Super Rocket around the British capital for years, having first seen the twin roar into the Ace Cafe parking lot…

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Hot Concept Honda

    While nearly all the major motorcycle manufacturers have embraced the modern cafe racer movement with a new streetbike design (or two) Honda, the world’s largest, has not. It could be argued that the retro-styled CB100 is a nod in that particular direction and the sexy, CB1000R is definitely a high-performance naked bike with…

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Massive At Myrtle

Whether you dig old school Japanese fours, customized, high-powered dragbikes or any over-the-top examples of custom motorcycle culture, you owe it to yourself to experience Atlantic Beach Bike Week at least once. The annual gathering of riders also known as Black Bike Week has been staple of the Deep South riding calendar for at least…

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International Motorcycle Show Canceled

    Planning an event weeks or even months in advance is always tough, especially one that involves thousands of individual businesses, tens of thousands of people and enough logistics to confuse a spreadsheet designer. A culmination of factors resulted in the sudden cancellation of this year’s Progressive International Motorcycle Shows, which is unfortunate for…

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How Sweet The First Rides of Spring

  There comes a time in most riders lives when taking action is the best medicine. Mine came last weekend when the temperature soared into the mid-80s, which is unusual for Western Pennsylvania in April. I’d bene nursing a foot that had undergone a massive, seven-hour reconstructive surgery a couple of months back and doctor’s…

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Harley’s Sportster Revolution Marches On

  Our Instagram feed seldom goes what the kids call “viral” being as most of Cafe Racer’s readers prefer to receive their information in print form. However, last July when we were invited to the press launch for Harley-Davidson’s all-new Sportster 1250S, a post revealing the much-anticipated machine drew about 10 times the usual number of…

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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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