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Ride Report: The 2017 BMW R nineT Racer

Ride Report: The 2017 BMW R nineT Racer

For a while, rumors have been circulating about the demise of the traditional cafe racer. With scramblers and flat trackers dominating the scene, the low-and-sleek genre has been taking a back seat. But like a venerable art rock band, the cafe racer is hanging in there. Interest is still high—so high that manufacturers are entering the…

Monster mash: Christian Klein’s wild Honda CB900

Monster mash: Christian Klein’s wild Honda CB900

It’s getting harder and harder to categorize custom bikes. We all know a traditional cafe racer when we see one, but these days we’re just as likely to stumble across a ‘cafe’ bike with dual sport tires. Or a bobber with clip-ons and racing rubber. Some mash-ups hit the mark, and some don’t. This is…

Ducati Monster S2R cafe racer by Customcreations

A spectacular Monster S2R with hints of steampunk

Ah, the mighty Ducati Monster. From Miguel Galluzzi’s first design in 1993, right up to the current range, it just keeps getting better. It’s a cool ride straight out of the box, even better with a little fettling, and can be downright outrageous in the hands of the right builder. By the right builder, we…