Archive for ‘cafe racer’

September 11, 2020

Cafe Continental

Coffee Time

– very happy lass stretched over a long low cafe’d Royal Enfield. Sometime in the late sixties.

July 21, 2020

Full Breakfast

Egg Yolk: Sunny Side Up

Nicely sorted cafe’d Triumph with a breakfast theme. Just needs bacon, sausages, black pudding and a buttered slice washed down with a hot Cuppa.

July 14, 2020

Crusin’

Thruxton Tidy

– some dapper cove hoofing along a Miami quayside aboard his cafe’d Triumph.

July 12, 2020

I can see yonder…

Upright Stance

– long gone is the day when I wanted my handlebars low in racing pose with clip-one. An agéd back and stiffening hips means I need to have the steering fettled to achieve a straighter searing position. The Tigers bars, though tall, still have me in a slight crouch. So I have fitted these Rox Risers which add 2” to the bar height. Huge difference. I sit tall with a commanding stature on the bike. Easy upgrade for me.

March 15, 2020

Start ‘em young!

Goldie Kid

Slicked back hair, Raybans, leather jacket and turnip’d jeans. The BSA Gokdstar is just for effect. Smaht!

February 9, 2020

Oi!

Rockers! Evocative photography of a ton-up boy taking off on his cafe’d ride. (The photo is actually a contemporary scene made to look period: the swing arm of the bike to the rear left has a hefty tire and matching swingarm)

November 13, 2019

Reg ‘n’ Pete

The Leather Boys | classic early sixties biker film depicting a fictionalization of the rocker lifestyle in the UK. Gritty kitchen sink drama.

September 11, 2019

Magic Carpet

Arabian Nights | like some Aladdin character this overhead view of a modern Bonneville looks set to swiftly transport you across lands for adventure.

June 22, 2019

Two Wheels Good

Motoblot | The annual pilgrimage to Chicago’s main open air motorcycle gathering was had today. Weather cooperated after stormy forecasts. Plenty to look at amongst the offering. The KZ900 in sparkly brown and oranges was a notable example; as was a display of the Danish in-line 4 workpony’s Nimbus.

June 20, 2019

Solstice Eve

Sepia | evocative photograph of decked out leather boy on his cafe’d Triumph. Low summer sun stretches hedgerow shadows across the road. Scarf across the mouth to keep the flies out.

April 30, 2019

Shadow Study

Oldie but Goldie | photograph of the cafe’d Bonnie from ’12.

April 26, 2019

Ciao Baby

Caff Lass | Amazing evocative image by talented photographer Nick Clemente. Frilly edged Lewis Leathers biker apparel is pure sixties on this Edie Sedgwick lookalike. The Ford Anglia parked in the backdrop is a perfect touch.

March 12, 2019

Lake Shore Drive to Wacker

Three One Two | The area code for Chicago and today’s date March the Twelfth. Here’s a ripper of a custom cafe by the lads at Analog Motorcycles, a small scale custom ‘shop based in Waukegan IL. The donor bike is an ’08 Thruxton and plenty of goodies were added to its capable chassis to assemble a very unique machine. It ain’t brutish, nor a wallflower, but is purposeful with a confident stance.

March 10, 2019

Ton Up

Rocker Drumroll | Quiff’d and leather jacketed; this young leather boy curls his lip up at the camera ready to rumble the streets of inner cities and country A-roads alike.

March 1, 2019

Da da da daaaa

Victory – we made it to the weekend again. Alas here in the Midwest the weather isn’t improving anytime soon. But Spring will be with us soon enough! These gals are enjoying the twisties along some SoCal roadway…