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Your Bike: 1974 Yamaha GT50

Andres Contreras from Bogota, Colombia spent two years’ worth of Saturdays with his father to restore this 1974 Yamaha GT50. He received the bike 16 years ago and he and his friends raced to see who was fastest around the parking lot. After sitting for 14 years, Contreras pulled it out after he discovered the […]

Ton Up Tuesday: Steve Heath’s 1994 BMW R80RT

1994 BMW R80RT. Multiple heart attacks and one-year-to-live proclamation from his doctor didn’t keep Steve Heath from completing his BMW scrambler, which he’s nicknamed ‘Soul’d Out’.When Heath, of Weymouth in southern England, began to suffer from serious heart complications at 40 years old, he gave up his career in classic car restoration and focused exclusively […]

Sweet Return

By Mike Seate In a Hammonton, NJ garage a drag racing legend has accepted the most emotional 2-wheeled challenge of his life; the same motorcycle that he raced the quarter mile on as a teen, the same motorcycle that killed his father in 1982, has come back into his life and he’s rebuilding it for […]

The Budget Bike That Time Built

By Mike Seate Twenty four hours isn’t much time to build a custom motorcycle, or even customize one. We learned this lesson the hard, sweaty way in the summer of 2010 during production of the first season of “Café Racer TV”. In a series we called the Budget Build-off, two teams squared off at Mid-Ohio […]

On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter

Over 40 years ago Bruce Brown directed what was, and still is, the greatest motorcycle movie ever produced: On Any Sunday. Simply put, it was a movie about motorcycles, motorcycle sport and people who ride motorcycles. In 1972 it was nominated for an Academy Award. Steve McQueen helped fund it and showed the world how […]

My Path to Bike Building: Jay LaRossa

We’re interested in hearing about the origins and influences of motorcycle builders, whether they’ve been on the program or not. First up in this new series is Lossa Engineering’s Jay LaRossa. Although Jay Larossa is a gifted car and truck builder whose work has been featured in dozens of magazines and who once worked for […]

Penton Movie: Trailer Released, Premieres in June

Seven years ago, filmmaker Todd Huffman was sitting on a plane reading a book written by the former president of the American Motorcyclist Association, Ed Youngblood; a biography about hall of fame motorcyclist John Penton. On June 20 Huffman and his company, Pipeline Digital Media will release Penton: The John Penton Story, a two hour […]

Cafe Racer TV Represented in Velocity Branding

Cafe Racer Magazine Editor and our coordinating producer, Mike Seate was invited, by Velocity, to the SEMA Show (Specialty Equipment Marketing Association) in Las Vegas last November. Mike isn’t a car guy at all but he was still overwhelmed by the size and spectacle that is SEMA, which takes up two million square feet of […]

Own a Piece of Cafe Racer TV! For Sale: Lossa’s SR 500

If you’re looking for a bike that’s both a canyon carver and a show piece, then Lossa Engineering’s 1978 Yamaha SR 500 might be what you need. This bike is dear to us because it was one of the first built and featured on Cafe Racer TV back in season 1. The bike has had […]

Rearsets Explained by Loaded Gun Customs

If you’re looking for a good pair of rearsets for your bike then Loaded Gun Customs is a great place to start. Kevin Dunworth, who’s done a few projects for Cafe Racer TV explains his product in this video he produced. You can buy these at Loaded Gun Customs