Bringing you the world's best cafe racers, trackers, scramblers, bobbers & custom motorcycles.

Racer


GREAT BRIGHT. Mandrill Garage’s ‘Orange Shark’ KTM Racer

Posted on October 11, 2018 by Andrew in Racer. No Comments

It’s taken a lot longer than we’d like, but there’s some cool custom bikes coming out of China. And with more money being thrown around in Beijing than at a bikie strip show there will be more. The custom bike scene will be huge there some day. And in the years to come they will look back at shops like Madrill Garage…

READ MORE ►

COLORADO CLIMBER. Chris Kent’s Honda CB1100 Pikes Peak Racer

Posted on October 4, 2018 by Andrew in Racer. No Comments

“He proceeded to tell me that the HRC MotoGP team just came back from the track and had seen my bike. They piled out of the van and proceeded to snap some photos with it – Marc Marquez included. I had missed them by only 3 or 4 minutes.” Welcome to the world of Iowa’s Chris Kent…

READ MORE ►

EAT MY DUST. Cardsharper’s Honda CX500 Off-Road Racer

Posted on October 2, 2018 by Andrew in Racer, Scrambler. No Comments

It’s easy to forget that the scrambler’s origins are steeped in racing. Sure, the modern-day interpretation seems to be more about enjoying nature than about silverware, but the ‘scramble’ the genre’s name refers to wasn’t a scramble across rough terrain, but a mad scramble to the finish line…

READ MORE ►

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…

READ MORE ►

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…”

READ MORE ►

FIERE & FURY. The ‘Bazooka’ Moto Guzzi From Ruote Fiere

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

In the last ten years old Moto Guzzis have gone through a stratospheric increase in value. Big block 70’s and 80’s models now command prices that would have been laughable a decade ago. The secret’s out – and now people realize what a great base they are for a killer custom build…

READ MORE ►

1930 MONET-GOYON SUPERSPORT. The Cold Scorch of Fear

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

As you first set foot in “The Race Track” at the Haas Moto Museum, an oblong-shaped chamber dedicated to speed merchants that span over a century from a 1904 Peugeot to a 2017 Grand Prix Suter, you are greeted by a panel that reads in part: “In a moving tribute to the world-renowned free-diver Nicholas Mevoli”…

READ MORE ►

’POWER AND THE PASSION. Bottpower’s Buell Ulysses XR1R Racer

Posted on August 17, 2018 by Andrew in Racer. No Comments

Bottpower are a Spanish custom shop that make parts for high performance twins. Carbon fibre tanks and seats, perfectly machined triple clamps and even entire frames. Much of their work ended up on their iconic Pikes Hill motorcycle in 2017. It was fast, it handled like a dream and it was gorgeous…

READ MORE ►

HIGHWAY TO HELL YES. Mandrill’s ‘Power Street’ T100 Triumph Racer

Posted on August 16, 2018 by Andrew in Racer. No Comments

It is home to the 21st century’s most vibrant and powerful economy, with millions of high tech products created there every single day. Yet China is also a land with a rich history, a remarkable culture many millennia old and Confucianism that has spread great wisdom to the world…

READ MORE ►

NEW SKIDS ON THE BLOCK. Young Guns’ Royal Enfield 650 GT Racer

Posted on August 12, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic, Racer. No Comments

If you haven’t heard of the new Royal Enfield 650 GT – welcome. I hope life has been comfortable for you under your rock. Feast your bleary eyes on the new platform that’s going to become a staple of the custom scene over the next twenty years…

READ MORE ►