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Mark Johnston's BMW R100RT cafe racer

Obsession: Mark Johnston’s 11th BMW is this R100RT cafe

When your garage is packed with eleven BMW motorcycles spanning seven decades—and you have no car—it’s safe to say that your hobby has morphed into an obsession. So what do you do when simply collecting bikes isn’t enough? That’s easy: you start customizing them. Meet Mark Johnston—a trained mechanical engineer who now works as a…

Nifty Two-Fifty: Hookie Co.'s Honda CB250 cafe racer

Nifty Two-Fifty: Hookie Co.’s Honda CB250 cafe racer

It’s more fun to ride a small bike on the limit than a brute at half throttle. That’s the theory, anyway—and it’s hard to argue when the small bike is this good. You’re looking at Hookie Co.’s latest release: a steezy Honda CB250 cafe racer with tight proportions. The young, Dresden-based crew of Nico, Cristoph…

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…