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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Doing Splits

We’re in the habit of picking up old Britbike engines around here, be it for better or for financial ruination. Delving into the old air-cooled parallel twin motors is always a fascinating learning process as the pool of active restorers dwindles with each passing year, leaving us to either lean the craft now, or forever…

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Eric Bostrom’s Got Your Back

I was fortunate enough to work alongside pro roadracer Eric Bostrom during the taping of Velocity’s “Cafe Racer” TV series and a more intelligent, thoughtful rider I’ve never met. Bostrom raced for 25 incredible years at the highest echelons of AMA Superbike series and amassed championship status as an AMA Supersport rider, as well as…

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Ghost Bikes of the Recent Past

For our upcoming special Style Issue due out April 1, we’ve been delving deep into our files of classic and contemporary images to chronicle both the form and function of custom cafe racers. We came across one of our very favorite bikes of recent years, one that we were lucky enough to see race in…

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Styles for Miles

Te’re currently working hard to bring you our first-ever special issue of Cafe Racer dedicated to style. Whether it be the unmistakably cool look of ton-up riding gear or the svelte, purposeful lines of a classic cafe bike, Brawny, Ducati street missile from England’s Made In Metal is certainly a contender for Most Stylish Cafe…

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Engaged To Death

It’s not often we hear of classic motorcycle movies we’ve never seen or even heard of before. I’d written a book about the subject of two-wheelers in film way back in 2000,and I’d assumed “Two Wheels on Two Reels” was fairly comprehensive in its coverage. Ah, but there’s always more to learn and I found…

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Valentines Hearts and Women’s Health

During the month of February, one’s mind turns to, well, for me, thoughts of anticipating the incredible rides promised by a fast-approaching spring. And, of course, Valentines Day. This year, us riders of all genders can do something really cool for the community of female motorcyclists – without whom we’d have no one to hand…

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