Norton Atlas Ranger Nomad

Norton reveals Atlas Nomad and Ranger

Norton has unveiled a surprise with not one, but two Atlas 650cc models – the cafe racer Nomad and the Ranger scrambler. The bikes go on sale as early as this weekend in the UK for £9995 (Nomad) and £11,995 (Ranger). There is no word of export schedules or overseas pricing yet. Since the Norton Commando 961 …

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CCM Spitfire may land in Australia

CCM Spitfire may land in Australia

British small-scale motorcycle manufacturer CCM may export its Spitfire range of single-cylinder machines to Australia along with other countries. CCM started as Clews Competition Machines 47 years ago and has had multiple international successes in motocross, flat-track, trials, supermoto, and road racing competition. In recent years they have produced limited-edition motorcycles that have attracted a …

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Kawasaki Z900RSA Cafe - Graeme Crosby

Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe rekindles Graeme Crosby

Riding the Kawasaki Z900RS rekindled images of cult 1974 Australian bikie movie Stone, while the Cafe version had me imagining I was Kiwi racer Graeme Crosby on his Moriwaki Kwaka in the late ‘70s. Nostalgia flows when you get on board either of these desirable motorcycles. Yet the ride, handling, power, feel and finish is …

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Suzuki SV650 Cafe racer

Suzuki SV650X cafe racer becomes reality

Suzuki unveiled the SV650X cafe racer concept a couple of weeks ago with plans to gauge interest, but already they have unveiled the production model. Suzuki Australia says it will arrive in mid-2018 in full-powered and learner-approved versions. Final specifications and pricing will be confirmed closer to launch. Obviously Suzuki knew all along that it …

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SWM Gran Milano cafe racer

SWM Gran Milano cafe racer review

The best value model in the new SWM retro range is definitely the Gran Milano cafe racer. For just an extra $500, it comes with Brembo brakes, fully adjustable suspension and a better quality finish. The Italian manufacturer was given a new lease on life in 2014 with funding from the Chinese Shineray Group. While they …

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Ducati Scrambler Cafe Racer and Desert Sled join family hopes

Ducati Scrambler family grows to nine

Ducati’s most popular family, the Scramblers, has unveiled the Desert Sled and Cafe Racer versions at EICMA in Milan to bring its numbers to nine. Desert Sled is the famous name actor and racing Legend Steve McQueen used for his Triumph desert racer. That famous Desert Sled was sold at a Bonham auction in Las …

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Steve McQueen’s 1963 Triumph Bonnveille Desert Sled

Ducati steals Triumph’s Desert Sled

One of two new Ducati Scrambler models to be unveiled in Milan next month is the Desert Sled, which is the famous name actor and racing Legend Steve McQueen used for his Triumph desert racer. The famous Desert Sled was sold at a Bonham auction in Las Vegas in January 2016 for $US103,500. It was …

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Cafe Racer Shop Sol Invictus Mercury 250

Cafe racer trend set to expand

The Cafe racer trend has a lot more fuel in the tank says Cafe Racer Shop owner David Kempson whose shop is expanding with new products and new motorcycles. “I think it will keep on going in a couple of different forms,” he says. “Big singles and parallel twins have been the thing, but you’ll …

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Cafe Racer Shop Sol Invictus Mercury 250

Cafe racer trend set to expand

The Cafe racer trend has a lot more fuel in the tank says Cafe Racer Shop owner David Kempson whose shop is expanding with new products and new motorcycles. “I think it will keep on going in a couple of different forms,” he says. “Big singles and parallel twins have been the thing, but you’ll …

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