Top 10 New Retro Cafe Racers

Burgeoning Market Full Of Choice Machines Riders looking for a taste of retro-flavored mo-suspension and specially tuned powerplants, today’s torcycling are indeed living in a boom market. modern retros are anything but second-tier motorcy-After decades of being engineering oddities cles. Available in styles, displacements and powerbands and rare, underdeveloped exercises in affixing to suit everyone…

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Ladies Choice

Meet Arkansas’ Multigenerational Custom Clan In an age when many youngsters refuse to abandon their smartphones long enough to embrace motorcycling, Jan Sallings has no such problems. The patriarch of a large Farmington, Arkansas family, he’s helped and encouraged no less than eight relatives to design and build their own custom streetbikes. A lifelong two-wheeled…

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The $400 Treasure

Originally trained as an aeronautical engineer, Dave Lawes reckons he caught the engineering equivalent of OCD. He admits that sometimes he will make something four times before he is happy with it, so it’s no surprise that his cafe racer, which started out as a 1979 Honda CB75KZ US import, looks so neat. Dave bought…

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CR Tech – Useful Tips and Tools from the CRM Garage

Vintage Britbike Owners’ Must.Do’s (and Don’ts) We’ve built several classic British specials, all chronicled in these pages over the years, but with the inherently limited print space we’ve got, many of the day-to-day details on maintaining one of these 50-year-old machines have gone missing. In the interest of full disclosure, we’re sharing with our readers…

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California – America’s Café Capitol

A few years back when Ace Café London’s marketing team was considering a Stateside loca.tion, they ended up baffled. “Your country’s so bloody big there’s no one central location to build an Ace U.S.A.,” observed the Ace’s Mark Wilsmore. Though the first American outlet of the fabled petrolhead eatery will be open.ing in Orlando, Florida…

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