Category Archives: Cafe Racer

The Norton Project

I meant to post this video a long…long time ago, but better late than never! I know from experience how a classic vehicle can take on a life of it’s own in a family. It becomes a character in it’s … Continue reading

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Badass, simply badass.

You’d be forgiven for thinking that contemporary motorcycle culture was, if not exclusively, largely a masculine, even testosterone fuelled affair. Most of the media about it seems to be about manly men making things and going out into the wild, … Continue reading

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Cafe Racer Jackets #4 Brimaco

Time for another iconic Cafe Racer Jacket. This time; Brimaco. Brimaco jackets have had a lot of screen time in recent years, appearing in several films and T.V programs, from Joshua Jacksons “One Week” (worth seeing) to Jamie bell in “Jumper” … Continue reading

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Glove’s for your Cafe Racer: Ranchers and Ropers.

While the existence of Mapel motorcycle jeans may go some way towards tackling the difficulty of finding quality gear that looks as good off the bike as it does on, while still offering decent protection, it’s sadly it’s not just a problem … Continue reading

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Cafe Racer Jackets # 3: Aero Leathers Cafe Racer

‘Cafe Racer’ jackets vary hugely in design, deceptively so. At a glance they might look pretty similar, after all they’r all simple slim fitting jackets with two chest pockets and a stand collar, how different can they really be? To … Continue reading

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Cafe Racers Japan and revivalist vs originality

Revivalist groups are prevalent in Japan – versions of every 20th century western youth subculture, from punks to teddy boys, from rockabilly to mods, and of course the ton-up/ cafe-racers. But does a collection of iconic elements really make a … Continue reading

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Cafe Racer Jackets #2 Himel Brothers Kensington Racing Shirt 1949, and the dilemma of you get what you pay for.

A double post today, and it’s a bit of a cheat really since this is both one of the best Cafe Racer Jackets ever produced and its also one of those items that I truly covet. Presenting the Kensington Racing Shirt … Continue reading

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