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Shinya Kimura's Cafe Sportster

There’s a certain blacksmith shop feel to Shinya Kimura’s motorcycles, and I mean that in a good way. Looking at the bare aluminum bodywork of his latest creation, this cafe Harley Sportster, you get a sense of the heat and noise and sweat—the sheer effort and long hours—that went into its making. …

Young Guns Go For It: Honda CG125 by Cafe Racer Dreams

If you’ve spent any time in Spain, you’ll have noticed the hordes of small-capacity bikes and scooters that swarm the streets. Ridden with verve—and in some cases, abandon—they’re a noisy affirmation of the Iberian love affair with motorcycles.<p>In the western world, most custom motorcycles are …

Café Racers

Honda CB450 cafe racer

Eric Meglasson lives in Bend, Oregon, and his motorcycling journey has had its fair share of twists and turns. “Over the years, my bikes kept getting faster and faster,” says Eric. “But I started longing for a slower, more fun, naked bike to ride on the street at more reasonable speeds.” Although …

Motorcycles

BMW R100/7 by Cafe Racer Dreams

The BMW R-series has joined the Honda CB750 and Triumph Bonneville in the pantheon of custom motorcycle platforms. With a remarkably distinctive-looking engine and a bulky, high-capacity tank, it’s not a conventionally ‘pretty’ bike. But love it or loathe it, the big BMW sure looks the …

Motorcycles

New from DP Customs: The Harley-Davidson 'Naked Cafe'

DP Customs are on a roll right now, and according to owner Justin Del Prado, this is their fastest and best-handling bike yet. It’s a café racer based on DP’s favorite platform, the Harley Sportster ironhead.<p>According to Del Prado, ‘We started with a 1980 matching-numbers donor and decided to turn …

Cafe Racer Dreams NX650

I’m starting to wonder if the NX650 is set to replace the CB750 as the favorite Honda platform for custom builders. In Europe, a Honda Dominator is easy to find: it was the ubiquitous inner-city dispatch bike. Tough, reliable and comfortable on the dirt as well as the asphalt, it’s an underrated …

Motorcycles

This Honda cafe racer was built in a NYC apartment

I’ve always thought the CB550 is a better deal than its bigger and more famous brother, the CB750. A stock 550 is considerably lighter, only slightly less powerful, and has better handling. With a wet sump system, there’s no oil tank to clutter things up, and it’s easy to move the electrics to the …

Honda CB550 cafe racer

There’s a great story behind this Honda, owned by 33-year-old Chris Booth of Vancouver BC. Until he was 28, Chris swore that he’d never ride a motorcycle: “They’re far too dangerous.” Then he went on a road trip to Speed Week at Bonneville with three friends.<p>Chris had never thrown a leg over a bike …

Motorcycles

Moto Guzzi café racer

Italian Motor Magazine is carving a name for itself as a chronicler of very classy vintage and custom machinery. This Moto Guzzi is the star of issue #2, which has just been released.<p>The owner is mysteriously referred to only as ‘John W’. “I got my first Guzzi, a twin front disc V7 Sport in the …

Motorcycles

Deus 1200 V-Twin café racer

Deus has put the 562 lb Harley-Davidson Nightster onto a weight-loss programme and created a motorcycle with looks that could kill. The new Deus 1200 V-Twin is one of the best bikes yet to come out of the Australian custom emporium, and it’s left us salivating. The clumsy stock seat is swapped out …

Design Your Own Furniture With These Building Blocks For Grownups

The anti-Ikea “Everything” wood module lets users not just assemble but design their own furniture.<p>Designer David Graas doesn’t quite know how many configurations there are for his modular furniture system, “Everything but the Manual.” He never thought he had to work them all out. Fair enough: …

The Xbox One Controller Almost Emitted Smells?!?

The new Xbox One controller could have had Smell-O-Vision. Why Microsoft decided otherwise is a lesson in designing experience.<p>The Xbox One will have a lot of neat tricks. It will integrate apps with your television programming, side by side. And if all goes well, it could even be the first major …

A Smarter Smart-watch

Unlike many other smart-watch concepts, the Echo doesn’t stray from the familiar watch form. Instead, it merges the most essential smartphone apps …

The Bradley Tactile Watch for Visually Impaired People by Eone

<b>The Bradley watch</b> is a fashionable universal timepiece for everyone, including visually impaired people. Telling time doesn’t require vision with …