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Harley XLCR Cafe Racer

Posted on November 22, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer. 2 comments

Webb’s have announced another auction of Important and Vintage Motorcycles. One of the bikes included in the auction is this beautiful Harley XLCR, America’s first attempt at a Cafe Racer. We take our hat off to Willie G. Davidson, the grandson of Mr Davidson who had the balls to start manufacturing this bike which was so different to what Harley was making at the time. We have to agree with Webb’s when they say ‘The all-black steel tank and fiberglass tail piece coupled with the unique black Siamese exhausts made the XLCR arguably the most attractive bike of its era’. With only a few thousand of these made over a 3 year period this XLCR should go for a handsome price. The auction is being held on November 25 at Deus in Auckland but overseas phone bidders are welcome. Hit … Read More »


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Aprilia Cafe Racer

Posted on November 21, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer. 2 comments

This Super Cafe Racer is one of the most unique and spectacular builds we have seen in a while. It is named ‘Taimoshan’ which is the highest mountain in Hong Kong and building this bike was no small feat. You see, it’s been built around the classic Norton featherbed frame using a 2004 Aprilia RSV 1000 engine. Given the fact that the featherbed frame is over 50 years old there was a lot of thought put into strengthening the frame and working out how to hide all the technology within it. We think the owner/builder (a fellow Aussie) who goes by the name ‘Norzilla’ on the Aprillia Forum has done an exceptional job combining old school cafe racer style with all the modern features of todays bikes. We love the handmade aluminium Manx tank and the custom cafe seat (although unfinished … Read More »


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Deus 4th Birthday

Posted on November 19, 2009 by Scott in Other. No Comments

Just a reminder to everyone in Sydney on Saturday 21st November. Deus is having their 4th birthday celebrations with ‘six hours of motorcyclism madness’ at the Camperdown store. Sounds like a great day including Charley Boorman from Long Way Down signing his latest book, motorcycle swap meet and if you are lucky enough to own a Deus bike bring it along to be judged by Charley. There will be loads more surprises so get on your bike and get down there. [Love the design of this flyer].


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Wrench Monkee Auction

Posted on November 19, 2009 by Scott in Other. 1 Comment

The Wrench Monkees are auctioning off two of their amazing motorcycles on the auction site Lauritz. Gorilla Punch (pictured) is probably the most famous, being posted this year on more sites than Paris Hilton’s private parts. Although unlike Paris, this Honda CB750 Four is sexy, clean and has hardly been ridden. The other Monkee bike up for auction is Monkee #7 the Harley Sportster XLCH with that unforgettable Husqvarna CR tank. You have until November 25 to use the cash stashed under your mattress that you took out of the bank during the credit crunch. Trust me, you won’t regret it.


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2010 SR400

Posted on November 18, 2009 by Scott in Other. 7 comments

We just received some photos of the 2010 SR400 from Japan. That’s right, Yamaha have decided to continue the ever popular SR model. Let’s face it, they would be crazy to stop production of this classic based on the sales in Japan alone. Especially with a revival in retro, classic and cafe racer bikes around the world we think the 2010 SR will do Yamaha proud. The main difference between the previous SR’s that have almost been unchanged for 30 years and the new 2010 SR400 is the addition of fuel injection, which will reduce it’s previous high fuel emissions that stopped it being imported into many countries. This is great news for SR fans like ourselves and we look forward to seeing more of these beautiful bikes on the road (in whatever form).


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Honda CB950

Posted on November 17, 2009 by Scott in Other. 1 Comment

Before you get too excited (like I did) this is only a 1/8 die cast model. Made by the French model making company Heller, it’s a replica of the Japauto Honda CB750 bike that had a 969 cm3 racing kit thus making it a Honda CB950. You can find the model and more pics of this beautiful Cafe Racer at the Japanese model shop named Kim’s House or if you want the real thing it could be the perfect project for someone who has a CB750. Just make sure you send us some pics when completed.


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Triumph in Christchurch

Posted on November 15, 2009 by Scott in Scrambler. No Comments

Found this little beauty in the corner of an impressive motoring shop in Christchurch NZ called Fazazz. The photo doesn’t do it justice (I only had my phone). It’s a 1971 Triumph 250 which has apparently only done 316 original miles. I was also told that the previous owner was a little old lady in America (sound like a sales pitch?). Whatever the case this is a great little classic being sold for $9000 NZ dollars. Not cheap but they don’t make them like this anymore, and you won’t find many in this condition especially New Zealand.


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W650 Flat Tracker

Posted on November 12, 2009 by Scott in Tracker. No Comments

You may have notice that no motorcycles have been posted for a while. The reason being I am currently touring New Zealand on a holiday. Tomorrow I will attempt to post some of the bikes I have spotted in the Land of the Long White Cloud. Until then here’s a sweet W650 from the Japanese shop M&M. To see more of this gem and to see their Triumph Flat Tracker hit the link to the M&M blog.


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Art of Rebellion

Posted on November 7, 2009 by Scott in Other. No Comments

Steve Stone is a freelance photographer and owner of Blacklist Photography. He shoots a range of subjects from fashion, snowboarding and lots of motorcycles (which is why we are talking about him). He was recently one of ten artist hand picked to show their work at The Harley-Davidson Art of Rebellion show in L.A and NYC. Steve says he enjoys “making rad images, and then spending his money on more motorcycles”. We really dig Steve’s striking images and you can find Steve and his latest images on the Blacklist Blog.


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Mike Doohan sells safety

Posted on November 2, 2009 by Scott in Other. 7 comments

Just days after the launch of the Victorian motorcycle campaign the Motor Accident Commission of South Australia has embarked on a new approach to encourage motorcyclists to ride safely. The new campaign, created by Clemenger BBDO Adelaide, utilises Moto GP racing footage and demonstrates the real dangers riders face on the road due to roadside obstacles. As opposed to the previous campaign we featured the other day that has been upsetting many riders from around the world, we believe this one is money well spent. Not only does the footage make you stop and think, but using Mick Doohan is a stroke of genius. He’s an Australian legend and also a major role model to most of the target audience. Will this commercial change the speeding habits of riders and in turn save lives? We hope so, what do you think? Please … Read More »

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