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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...

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...

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...

Product Reviews from The Cafe Racer Staff

Product Reviews from The Cafe Racer Staff

The guys here always like to enthuse about their favourite pieces of gear so we thought we'd give them a chance! Check out their selections below, we'll keep adding to this as time goes on and when new exciting products come in. These are honest reviews by the staff who have purchased and ridden with...

NEC Motorcycle Live 2016 Round Up

NEC Motorcycle Live 2016 Round Up

It’s that time of year again when riders, racers, bike builders and manufacturers congregate for ten days at the annual Motorcycle Live show at the NEC Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. We popped along on Sunday 20th November to see what was hot, here are our top five show highlights...

First Full Face Helmet from Hedon - The Heroine

First Full Face Helmet from Hedon - The Heroine

It's almost here. You've dreamt about it's conception, fantasised about it's arrival and prayed to various motorcycle deities for it's deliverance and now it is about to explode onto the scene like a motorcycle custom scene H-Bomb! Obviously the 'H' in this case stands for Hedon as they have blown us all away...

How To Fit A Davida Helmet

How To Fit A Davida Helmet

Davida helmets are designed to be as close a fit as humanly possible and as a result we find a lot of people can't actually get them on their heads in the first place! This isn't due to sizing, there is a particular way to put these helmets on so you're ears aren't going to get squashed which we will detail...

Roland Sands Ronin Motorcycle Jacket

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...

Low Profile Open Face Helmets

Low Profile Open Face Helmets

We're always getting asked what is the lowest profile or smallest shell open face helmet on the market so we thought we'd put together a blog post which addresses this question! For many, when trying on an open face helmet for the first time the helmet can feel like a giant beach ball placed on top of your head...

The Gringo Gets An Update - The Gringo S

The Gringo Gets An Update - The Gringo S

There is a new Gringo on the scene and this time it has brought a few creature comforts that may appeal to both the long distance and casual rider alike. The new Gringo S from Biltwell still has the slick 70's style good looks and rugged simplicity that made its predecessor so popular, but now has been...

Bell Bullitt Vs Biltwell Gringo

Bell Bullitt Vs Biltwell Gringo

So if you are in the market for a vintage style racing helmet that has modern safety standards and good old fashioned throwback style then look no further than these two lids brought to us by Bell and Biltwell. Hailing from the US, the Bell Bullitt and Biltwell Gringo have proven themselves to be two of the...