Retro Riding

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1980 Royal Enfield Bullet Restored To Perfection By Eimor Customs

The rear tail lamp section for this 1980 Bullet is made by CNC machine which uses computer to control machine tools for perfection<p>In recent times, so …


Great Bikes: 1923 BMW R32 – the birth of the boxer twin motorcycle

<b>Story:</b> Harry Fisher<br>If there is one defining element of the BMW motorcycle, it has to be the famous ‘boxer-twin’ engine layout that steadfastly …


1935 Indian Dispatch Tow

According to The Iron Redskin, the Indian Dispatch Tow was built to fix a problem that a Packard dealership was having near the Indian plant. The …


CORDON BLUR. Schlachtwerk’s Tricolour Kawasaki W800 Racer

<i>Written by Martin Hodgson</i>As modern retros go, Kawasaki hit the nail on the head with their re-imagining of the W series bikes from the ’60s. In fact, …


Restored – 1979 Yamaha SR500

Considering that you can buy a brand new SR400 from Yamaha for $5,999, how do you feel about a classic SR500 for $4,500?Approximately 15,000 examples …


Jack Simmons Restoration – 1973 Norton Commando 850

During the latter half of the 20th century, a number of key individuals in Southern California played highly pivotal roles in influencing …

Southern California

Jean Genie: A Moto Guzzi Le Mans for Vanguard Clothing

Clothing labels have been leaning on motorcycle iconography to market their goods for decades. Just look at Belstaff—the entire brand is virtually built on the two-wheeled halo effect. It’s usually as basic as hiring in a cool bike for a shoot, but the Dutch menswear label Vanguard has taken it a …


1973 Kawasaki H2A 750

The 1970s were a pivotal decade for motorcycle manufacturers in terms of engine and emissions technology. Motorcycles had to be more modern, safer, …

Urban Legends

Google Maps Tailored for Motorcyclists Rolling Out in Certain Asian Markets « – Motorcycle News, Editorials, Product Reviews and Bike Reviews

How soon will it be available in the United States? This is the question that arises when U.S. motorcyclists hear about the customization of Google …

Google Maps

These Bespoke Scramblers Are Ideal for City-to-Track Riding

Auto Fabrica is the duo of brothers behind some of the most beautiful custom builds.<p><i>RealClearLife has partnered with InsideHook, the</i> <i>essential</i> …


VIDEO: Carfection drives the BMW R nineT Urban GS

If you know me, you know that I don’t know how to ride a motorcycle, nor have I ever ridden on or even been on the back of one. And, in fact, I don’t …


Believe It Or Not: These Are ROYAL ENFIELDs!

When it comes to modification, Royal Enfield is the preferred choice for enthusiasts across India and you won’t notice that these bikes are based on …


Steve McQueen's 1970 Husqvarna 400 Cross Motorcycle

Anything attached to Steve McQueen automatically gains an aura of mystique that only he could generate. From cars to watches to motorcycles, …


Is A Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled 1100 on the Way?

When the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled debuted, I said that this was the scrambler model the Bologna should have released first. Built actually to go …


Motorcycle Sounds, Then And Now

YouTube enables us to hear classic motorcycles running, such as Indian’s fabled eight-valve boardtrack racers. What is unusual about the sounds of …


Dutch's Ducati GT1000


GRAN SLAM. Officine Rossopuro’s ‘GranSasso’ Moto Guzzi Stelvio

<i>Written by Marlon Slack</i>There’s no argument that Italy’s Officine Rossopuro do the best-looking Moto Guzzi customs on the scene. The head of the shop, …


Never Surrender- Nitrocycles Honda Bol D’or

The post Never Surrender- Nitrocycles Honda Bol D’or appeared first on Return of the Cafe Racers.


Rat Bike: The Curious Tale of Nick Heij’s Dnepr MT11

People come across bikes in the most unusual ways. We see barn finds, family hand-me-downs, and even the occasional generous gift from a stranger.<p>But this weirdly appealing 1970 Dnepr rat bike has one of the strangest tales of all. It now belongs to Belgian Nick Heij, who lives in Antwerp—some …


The Most Expensive Motorcycle In The World – The Vincent Black Lightning

Reading time: about 3 minutes.<p>British<br>• Engineering<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Racing<br>• Rare<p>The Vincent Black Lightning was the fastest and most desirable motorcycle in the …


1956 MV Agusta CSTL 175

Though MV’s first bike was built in 1945, it wasn’t until 1953 when they debuted their first production four-stroke motor. The CST and CSTL (Turismo …


JDM Bōsōzoku Bike – 1992 Kawasaki ZR400 Zephyr

As motorcycle clubs like the Hells Angels rose to prominence in midcentury America, a similar phenomenon took place in Japan. In the land of the …

Hells Angels

Beeline Moto | smart navigation for motorcycles, made simple by Mark Jenner & Tom Putnam

Beautifully simple navigation, route planning and tracking for motorbikes, giving you the freedom to enjoy the ride

Modified Yamaha RX 135 Diablo café racer by Kirex Moto Customs

Kirex Moto Customs has modified a Yamaha RX 135 into a custom café racer,...


I rode a $7,000 electric bike that's as close to an old-school motorcycle experience as you can get in the 21st century — here's what it was like

I test cars and trucks all the time for Business Insider, but rarely two-wheeled conveyances. Dan McMahon is our bike person, and his coverage needs no introduction.<p>However, I also dig motorcycles and am particularly intrigued by electric versions. But because of my age and status as a parent, I'm …


Vladimir Putin is One of Us: He Rides Bikes

With the Trump-Putin meeting writing another page in history, we discover a little more about the stoic Russian president<p>Russian President Vladimir …


Building A Cafe Racer – Blacktrack BT02 Build

The post Building A Cafe Racer – Blacktrack BT02 Build appeared first on Return of the Cafe Racers.


SHADOW OF A DOUBT. Alea Motorcycle’s ‘Blacksun’ Triumph Bonneville

<i>Written by Marlon Slack</i>I’ve been obsessed with custom motorcycles for the last fourteen years. And no small amount of that infatuation has been …


BSMC x Ethen Scrambler Goggles

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Gear<br>• Off Road<p>The BSMC x Ethen Scrambler Goggles are a collaborative effort between the world-famous Bike Shed in London, …