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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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STING LIKE A V. NCT Motorcycle’s Angry ‘Predator’ Ducati 750SS

Posted on September 6, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic, Racer. No Comments

We’re often told that creativity takes time. But when you’re a custom workshop without celebrity levels of cash the job just has to get done. Seemingly with endless brilliant ideas running through their veins, Austria’s NCT Motorcycles has been turning out one hit after another…

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AXIS OF GLEEFUL. A Honda CBX750 Cafe Racer From X-Axis

Posted on September 5, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic, Racer. No Comments

Most people reading this story wouldn’t think twice about choosing a CB over a CBX. Hell, I’d probably do the same. But nothing much ever happens when you stay in the middle of the road, right? So with this though in mind, England’s X-Axis chose the dark side…

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ESPRESSO EXPRESS. Emporio Elaborazioni’s ‘Crono’ Ducati Darmah Cafe

Posted on September 1, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic, Racer. No Comments

They’re one of the leading motorcycle builders in Italy, restoring classic bikes to their former glory and creating some of the best customs in the land. Yet for all the success that Rome’s Emporio Elaborazioni Meccaniche has had, can you believe they’ve never built a Ducati? Not until now…

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FORWARD SCOUT. Chi-Jer’s Sleek Indian Cafe Racer

Posted on August 23, 2018 by Andrew in Bobber, Café Racer. No Comments

For any motorcycle enthusiast, the idea of being given a brand new motorcycle for free and cash to customise it is a dream come true. But when it happens and you’ve finished pinching yourself, that yes this is real, there comes a moment when you realise now you have to produce the goods…

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