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The Bike Shed London 2019

The Bike Shed London 2019

We sent Jack to the Bike Shed Show to check out the cream of this year's custom bike crop, and this is what he found. The tenth edition of this cult-classic-turned-mainstream-hit event had something for everyone...

Protective Motorcycle Jeans Explained

Protective Motorcycle Jeans Explained

These days, just about every major brand has their take on motorcycle jeans. As the number of options on offer goes up, the marketplace becomes increasingly difficult to navigate – but luckily that is where we come in, cutting through the bullshit with Katana-like efficiency...

CE If I Care – New Motorcycle Safety Certification Explained

CE If I Care – New Motorcycle Safety Certification Explained

We’re all nutters, right? It’s what everybody tells us; “You get on that thing and you just don’t care about anything, you white-knuckle joyrider!” and to be honest they’re all correct. However, I like to continue being a nutter, day in day out, so I’m actually pretty keen on a spot of safety gear when I hop on my motorcycle...

The Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show 2019

The Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show 2019

Never ones to pass up the chance to poke around a bunch of new motorbikes, we took a trip up the tracks to take in the sights of the MCN Motorcycle Show. It's always fun to break out of our little niche and check out what the rest of the industry has been up to...

Predictions For The Year Ahead, Pt. 2: Are Friends Electric?

Predictions For The Year Ahead, Pt. 2: Are Friends Electric?

Not so long ago, the idea that the internal combustion engine was on its way out would have been laughable. These days though, the sight of four-wheeled electric vehicles is pretty unremarkable. That, in tandem with the ongoing international discussion...

Predictions For The Year Ahead, Pt. 1: The Year Of Adventure

Predictions For The Year Ahead, Pt. 1: The Year Of Adventure

Over the past year or so, we’ve seen a big rise in the popularity of getting lost. I don’t know if people are just getting the jump on the Mad Max turn the world seems to be taking, but leaving the WiFi behind has never been so appealing...

Tool Rolls: It's All In The Filling

Tool Rolls: It's All In The Filling

We stock some quite brilliant tool rolls at The Cafe Racer, and they make for perfect finishing touches on any custom or shed build. Beyond that though, they are as practical as they are aesthetically pleasing (particularly when the factory tool kit compartment has been culled from your bike)...

Changing Your Bike's Handlebars

Changing Your Bike's Handlebars

Changing the handlebars on a motorcycle can have a big impact on the way the bike looks but also how it feels when you drive it, so changing from the stock bars to something you are more comfortable with can make you a much more confident rider. This change can range from being a relatively quick...

Motorcycle Customising 101

Motorcycle Customising 101

The custom motorcycle world is growing exponentially at the moment. You only need to poke your head through the doors at any big European Motorcycle Show or maybe pop down to your local biker haunt on a Sunday morning to see that countless riders are now looking to either trade in their sportsbike...

The Malle Mile 2018

The Malle Mile 2018

A few of us went down to this year's Malle Mile and had lots of fun riding around a big field in some of the best weather the UK has seen for a while! Much fun was had by all and well done to Robert and Jonathan for putting on another memorable day. We're hoping to see more of these...

Kitted Out For Winter - TCR Top Tips

Kitted Out For Winter - TCR Top Tips

Here in the UK the winter weather is really starting to kick in. We may not get the worst of it in sunny Brighton but we get enough to know that if you’re riding everyday or on a regular basis it’s worth investing in some proper winter gear. Below are some of our favourite products for making the cold and the wet a bit more bearable in the coming months.

Maria Riding Company - The Yamaha XSR Orbiter Bike Build

Maria Riding Company - The Yamaha XSR Orbiter Bike Build

In May of last year, at the Portuguese Art & Moto festival, Maria Riding Co asked Yamaha if they could get a quick burn up on the all new XSR700. It was agreed that a 50km test run would be enough to get to grips with the awesome new parallel twin so the perfect route was chosen...

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