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R YOU EXPERIENCED? Recast Moto’s Classic BMW R100 Cafe Racer

Posted on November 8, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic. No Comments

At Pipeburn we’ve seen more stripped-back airheads than a college quarterback. So it takes something special for our jaws to hit the floor. And this, a 1976 BMW R100 by Belarusian shop Recast Moto, is pretty damn special. Recast are fans of the R series. “They’re classic airheads that have passed the test of time…”

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GOING FOR GOLD. Rough Crafts’ ‘Midas Royale’ Royal Enfield 650 Twin

Posted on November 7, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Racer. No Comments

EXCLUSIVE: What do you get when a builder at the top of his game and a manufacturer with a game changing new bike cross paths? In this exclusive interview with Rough Craft’s Winston Yeh – done in his home city of Taipei – we talked with one of Asia’s best customisers about his new project…

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CRADLE TO KNAVE. Krossover Custom’s ‘Leftover 43’ Yamaha XS650 Cafe

Posted on October 23, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic. No Comments

In the restaurant game they call it ‘paddock to plate’. In manufacturing they call it ’cradle to grave’. And in the oil game they call it ‘well to wheel’. Put simply, it’s the practice of looking at the complete life cycle of something to make sure that you’ve considered where it’s come from and where it’s going to…

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PITCH PERFECT. Hookie’s ‘Black Swan’ Honda CB750 Cafe Racer

Posted on October 18, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic. No Comments

Hookie Co. in Dresden sure do live up to the hype about precision German engineering, but what they add along the way is a sense of fun and relaxation. So it’s little wonder that surrounded by so much motorcycle goodness, many can’t help but place a more substantial order than just coffee…

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ELECTRIC LOVE – Tarform Motorcycles

Posted on October 11, 2018 by Scott in Café Racer, Scrambler. No Comments

We obviously have a fondness for combustion engines. We love the smell, the noise and even the odd pipe burn. But we don’t have to look into a crystal ball to see that electric motorcycles will play a big role in the future of the motorcycle industry. A few years ago, Tarform Motorcycles saw the huge potential for e-motorbikes and decided to build ‘the motorcycle of the future’. Tarform are an automotive start-up company based both in Brooklyn, New York and Stockholm, Sweden. After building a number of combustion engine motorcycles in the past, they have just launched their first electric motorcycle prototype, unveiled at the NewLab Innovation Center in Brooklyn.

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AXEL’S ROSE. Kaffeemaschine’s ’82 Moto Guzzi Le Mans Racer

Posted on September 28, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic, Racer. No Comments

For decades journalists consistently using one word to describes the machines of Moto Guzzi, and that’s ‘beautiful.’ But for a brief period in the early ’80s the company produced some real horrors, none worse than the fully faired wind brick that was the Le Mans Mk 2…

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ALIEN RACE. Signbike’s ‘SB3’ Honda CBX750F Cafe

Posted on September 25, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Racer. No Comments

Igor Teeken has been a motorcycle addict for as long as he can remember. “I was drawing motorcycles with my friend Jos Deckers in primary school; a hardtail Harley as I recall.” In his pre-teen mind, that was the absolute coolest bike he could think of. “Then I bought my first bike on my 17th birthday…”

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MONSTER, INC. Macco Motor’s ‘Chimera’ Honda CB750 SuperSport

Posted on September 20, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic. No Comments

We’ve all heard rumours about the old man with a low kilometre classic motorcycle in his garage; but go for a look and nine times out of ten its what a real estate agent calls a ‘renovators delight.’ That’s industry code for crap. But when Macco Motors found just such a ride it was the rare exception…

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SLOVAKIAN PIE. Marek Bača’s Immaculate ’82 Honda CX500 Cafe Racer

Posted on September 19, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer. No Comments

Losing your virginity is usually a train wreck of cheap alcohol, strange bedrooms, extreme awkwardness and instant regrets. But unlike real life, Hollywood movies – and Slovakia’s Marek Bača – encountered exactly the opposite situation when bustin’ their cherries…

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ICING ON THE CAKE. George Baker’s Ducati 900SS Cafe Racer

Posted on September 13, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic. No Comments

George Baker has an enormous, professional workshop at his disposal. Described by many in the scene as the ‘deathstar of custom motorcycles’, his premises also takes in a 200 seat cafe, a small theatre, a bar and a huge apparel store. Alright, that’s a lie…

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