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BMW R50/5 Cafe Racer

BMW R50/5 Cafe Racer

Sometimes less is more, and no one knows that better than builder Maurizio Merlo, one of our favorite garage-builders. Last year, we featured “The Baby,” his 1973 BSA Lightning scrambler.  Now Maurizio, an Italian native […]

Yamaha RD350 Scrambler

Yamaha RD350 Scrambler by Moto Exotica

This might be the wickedest scrambler we’ve ever seen. Nicknamed “Eight,” she’s a 2-stroke, 210-pound RD350 scrambler built by Arjun Raina of India’s Moto Exotica. As you may know, the now-legendary Yamaha RD350 was produced […]

Honda CB750 Brat Cafe

Honda CB750 Brat Cafe by Magnum Opus

We discovered this blown KZ650 by Magnum Opus Custom Bikes at this year’s Handbuilt Show, only to realize that this custom shop, run by Ezio Covelli, is located in the same town as our headquarters:  […]

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Honda GB500 TT Cafe Racer

The Honda GB500 TT (“Tourist Trophy”) was inspired by the Isle of Man TT racers of the 1960s, bikes like the Manx Norton and BSA Gold Star. Then, as now, TT riders braved the 37-mile […]

900SS Cafe Racer

Ducati 900SS Cafe Racer by MotoBergamo

Hunter S. Thompson famously said of the Ducati 900SS: “There are some things nobody needs in this world, and a bright-red, hunch-back, warp-speed 900cc cafe racer is one of them – but I want one […]