Thecaferacer | Blog

03/11/2022

THE SAME BUT…DIFFERENT?

An introduction to something REALLY exciting! For those new to The Cafe Racer, Welcome! To those visiting us again, you may be thinking “Hmm, something looks different here…” Well, you’d be correct! We’re so pleased to present our shiny new website. We’ve been in the biz for well over a decade now, and while we’re always proud of what we put out there, we haven’t always had the best-performing website that efficiently showcases the awesome gear from our brands. We also know how much our old site was not very... Read More

01/06/2022

ROLAND SANDS RONIN MOTORCYCLE JACKET

We love a brown leather motorcycle jacket! The Ronin from Roland Sands is easily one of our most popular jackets and is targeted squarely at riders of custom and classic motorcycles. Thoughtfully designed around these riders, the Ronin leather Jacket is just about as stylish as you can get. Made from hand washed, finished and waxed cowhide and up to 1.1mm thick, it has plenty of storage and zip pockets for long rides and a beautiful satin poly lining for comfort and style. It’s soft and sculpted to give you... Read More

15/11/2021

WINTER MOTORBIKE MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE TIPS

With winter setting in we thought it would be handy to write a few top tips on preserving your pride and joy through the colder months. Cold weather, salt on the road and adverse weather conditions make it even more important to maintain your machine, here are some key pointers to keep you and yours safe. Warming up your engine is important all year round but especially so in winter. Your engine needs time to get up to temperature and circulate oil. In colder weather your oil will take longer... Read More

17/06/2021

ARAI RAPIDE VS. SHOEI GLAMSTER

Shoei and Arai are heavyweights in the motorcycle helmet game, and both have dipped their toes into the retro section of the market with the latest in their lineups, the Glamster and the Rapide respectively. Known for producing groundbreaking technology, both Shoei and Arai offer unbeatable safety and second to none features loved by casual riders, commuters, and motorcycle racers alike. With fans set very firmly in either the Arai or the Shoei camp, it can be hard to choose between the two, but we’re here to give you the... Read More

05/03/2021

TOP RETRO MX STYLE MOTORCYCLE HELMETS

Over the last few years we have seen a slow but steady shift in the custom motorcycle world. Tastes evolve and motorcycles are no exception; remember when fat wheeled, chrome clad, spider web and spike adorned v-twins were all the rage? Scramblers (and every cross breed combination you can imagine) have crept ever closer to the forefront of the motorcycle world, to the point where major manufacturers began producing factory models. We may be The Cafe Racer by name but, when it comes to the custom and classic motorcycle scene,... Read More

05/11/2020

HOW TO BUILD A MOTORCYCLE – A GUIDE TO CUSTOMISING YOUR MOTORBIKE!

Whether you are wondering where you should start or after some solid advice on improving your existing skills, ‘How To Build A Motorcycle’ by Gary Inman is a comprehensive guide to not just customisation, but getting ‘hands on’ in general.  The book methodically runs through all you need to know in well thought out sections. It manages to be light hearted and easy to understand whilst still being technically sound. Whether you choose to read it cover to cover or dive into specific sections, this book has something for everyone.... Read More

29/09/2020
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BAFFLE CULTURE // ROYAL ENFIELD WEEKENDER

When the invite from Baffle Culture came through we were more than a little excited to have the opportunity to display a selection of our favourite products in an event space as cool as Baffle Haus. Displaying at an event in conjunction with Royal Enfield where people can come and test ride their new 650 Interceptor, 650 GT and Himalayan models was even more appealing!  We packed up the van and headed to the Welsh Valleys (sadly there was no room in the van for motorcycles). The Weather was glorious... Read More

25/08/2020

BIKE SHED TRACK DAY PHOTO ALBUM

We’ve compiled a selection of our favourite images from the Bike Shed Track Day at Brands Hatch. It was an awesome event with so many incredible bikes and we can’t wait to do it all again soon! If you see a picture of yourself feel free to use it on your social media channels, just make sure you tag us!  You can find us on Instagram @thecaferaceruk  Follow us on Instagram for exclusive updates from the best motorcycle events in the UK!

22/04/2020

TOP 5 OPEN FACE MOTORCYCLE HELMETS

Looking for a new open face helmet? Let us take you through the good and bad points of our top 5 open face helmets!Shop All Open Face Helmets BILTWELL BONANZA – THE DOT RATED REBEL Shop Biltwell Bonanza Helmets + Fantastic price, square profile avoids ‘bowling ball’ look, lightweight, great range of colours – DOT rated The Biltwell Bonanza has been around for a few years now and is a fantastic retro open face helmet for the price. It comes in a great range of colours, with new additions every season, the... Read More

28/01/2020

SINGLE LAYER VS LINED MOTORCYCLE TROUSERS

In a nut shell, single layer refers to motorcycle trousers that incorporate an abrasion resistant fibre into the weave of the main trouser fabric. Traditionally motorcycle jeans have been constructed from a standard denim jean lined with abrasion resistant materials such as Kevlar. There is nothing wrong with this method, however, there are a fair few benefits to single layer jeans. The primary difference is that they are lighter, meaning the fit is potentially more comfortable (especially when riding) and your legs won’t get as hot. This also allows the... Read More