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How to build a Harley cafe racer

A few weeks ago our article How To Build a Cafe Racer struck a chord with many readers. The response was overwhelmingly positive and it sounds like many of you are now using the article as a guide when modifying your own bikes.<p>However, that guide was good as design <i>theory</i>, and it’s now time for a …

The case for the manual transmission

Why we take matters into our own hands. (And feet.)<p>A few months ago, I followed a discussion on the Internet. Clarification: I followed a discussion on Facebook, which is like the Internet crossed with a gossipy prison camp. It was one of those back-and-forth sessions where someone makes a good …

1969 Ford GT40 Mk 1

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>American<br>• British<br>• Cars<br>• Classic Cars<br>• Design<br>• Ford<br>• Le Mans<p>The Ford GT40 is an British designed and built endurance racer that was …

Ducati 749 by Gustavo Penna

When the time comes to build a motorcycle for the next Terminator movie, it should be this one. It’s a glimpse under the skin of a Ducati 749, courtesy of Gustavo Penna—a cinematographer who shoots car commercials in Los Angeles.<p>Gustavo is a Ducati fanatic who enjoys track days. After removing the …

Motorcycles

Security: Keep Your Stuff!

Looking for a secure way to park your motorcycle in a tight spot? The Bunker works like a standard wheel chock except it can be anchored to the …

Triumph Scrambler by British Customs

Desert sleds still have a place in modern motorcycling iconography. Originally an American phenomenon, today it’s the Triumph Scrambler from across the ditch that embodies the spirit most closely. And it doesn’t take much to give a modern Scrambler a touch of the desert sled vibe, as this 2012 …

Sargent Heated Seat Review | Yamaha FJR1300

<b>Sargent Heated Seat Test</b><p>The advantages of a premium seat on a touring motorcycle are undeniable. Given the variety of weather we encounter on long …

Top 5 Ducati Monster customs

The Ducati Monster is one of the most iconic motorcycles of all time. Since it went on sale in 1993, over 275,000 have rolled out of the Bologna factory—and they’ve kept Ducati financially stable over the past two decades.<p>The first Monster, the M900, used a version of the air-cooled 900SS engine …

Brothers In Arms

Honda is on a roll lately, winning the MotoGP World Championship with its fire-breathing RC213V, tickling people's funny bones with the lovable Grom, …

Superbikes

A Classic Honda CB550 Cafe Racer

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>Cafe Racers<br>• Honda<br>• Japanese<br>• Motorcycles<p>The Honda CB550 is a motorcycle often overlooked in favour of its larger sibling, …

Motorcycles

2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R & ZX-6R | 30th Anniversary Editions

<b>2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R & ZX-10R Preview</b><p>The Kawasaki Ninja turns 30 in 2015, and to celebrate, the Japanese manufacturer is releasing 30th …

Kabuto FF-5V Review | Motorcycle Helmet Test

<b>Kabuto FF-5V Motorcycle Helmet Review</b><p>While the name Kabuto may be new to you as a motorcyclist, the Japanese company has been making helmets for over …

Sub-500cc BMW by 2015

<b>THE</b> first of a range of new small-capacity BMWs, produced in collaboration with Indian firm TVS, will be launched in 2015, it has been confirmed.<p>TVS …

Motorcycles

Ducati 1199 Panigale recalled in the US

<b>DUCATI</b> is recalling the 1199 Panigale in the US over a faulty handlebar switch which could lead the headlight, clocks, horn and indicators to …

Motorcycles

Revealed: Yamaha MT-125

<b>YAMAHA</b> has just unveiled this new surprise new 125cc addition to its MT range.<p>The MT-125 uses the engine and steel Deltabox frame from the R125 …

Motorcycles

2014 Harley-Davidson World Ride Set of June 22-23

<b>Join H.O.G. and Riders around the World on the Open Road June 22-23</b><p>The Harley-Davidson World Ride is set for June 22-23. Thousands of Harley riders …

Polaris Recalls 872 Victory Units For Potential Engine Seizure

Report filed with the NHTSA:<p><b>Report Receipt Date:</b> MAY 01, 2014 <b><br>NHTSA Campaign Number:</b> 14V227000 <b><br>Component(s):</b> ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING <b><br>Potential Number</b> …

Customer Service

Ducati Dealers Top 2014 Pied Piper Satisfaction Study

Ducati Dealer News<p>Two-thousand thirteen was Ducati’s first full year under Audi AG ownership. And when the Borgo Panigale manufacturer released its …

Moto Guzzi Cafe Racer by Kaffeemaschine

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Cafe Racers<br>• Moto Guzzi<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Retro<p>The Moto Guzzi cafe racers we’ve seen rolling out of the Kaffeemaschine workshop …

Revival Cycles Harley Sportster 883

Revival Cycles are known mostly for their show-stopping Moto Guzzi customs. So it should feel strange to see a Harley roll out of the Texas workshop. But somehow, it doesn’t: this Sportster 883 is exactly what you’d expect from Alan Stulberg and crew when it comes to style and quality.<p>The story of …

I was a guinea pig in a $300,000, 600-hp Pantera

Ringbrothers' screaming yellow circus attraction.<p>I've helmed a Pantera or two over the years. They've lived up to their reputations. Hairy, every one. But ADRNLN—that's its name—is a polished thing. That's what had me excited. The attention to detail. It's art for art's sake. Special. Someone put …

Pantera

Callaway debuts its new C7 Stingray at National Corvette Museum

Callaway showed off its first tuned version of the 2014 Corvette Stingray at the National Corvette Museum last week, giving the rampant enthusiasts of America's sports car a look at the roughly 620-horsepower, supercharged rocket.<p>Unlike the Corvette SC610 we showed you back in January, this …

Drifting can be dangerous for spectators, too

Okay kids, here's your lesson for the day. When you go to a motorsports event (that isn't a rally), there are these things called walls. They're big and hard. There might be stacks of tires in front of them. There are also these things called barriers, catch fences and run-off areas. They exist to …