Cafe Racer TV: new season starts April 19

Mike Seate rides a Honda CB on Cafe Racer TV

Cafe Racer TV Season 3 - Courtesy of Cafe Racer

If you are a fan of custom motorcycles, and especially Cafe Racers, there are few places to turn for good television programming.  For the past 2 years, Cafe Racer TV has aired on the Velocity Channel, depicting the history of the Cafe movement,  as well as capturing the recent popularity of this style of build… Read More …

The most amazing looking vintage racer…named after me, of course.

Courtesy of Seeley Norton

A few months ago we posted a story about Norton Motorcycle expert and vintage racer, Kenny Cummings.  He had been showcased on the Cafe Racer TV show, and it got us interested in the work he was doing here in the NYC area.  Known for his wrenching and racing abilities on vintage Norton’s, we check back now and again to see what he’s been up to.  Turns out he, along with project director Dan Rose, decided to put together a vintage racer, based on the legendary Colin Seeley Norton style of build.  It looks to us like they have built the most incredible looking, and performing vintage bike we have stumbled across yet… Read More …

Yamaha Virago: Another bike saved from the ugly pile…

We have highlighted a Yamaha Virago on here before – an unlikely candidate for custom or cafe build.  But the folks over at Classified Moto set the stage for turning these beasts into a lovely affair.  Turns out, other builders have eyed the aging XV750 as a donor for their mad creations… Read More …

NYC Norton: Racing and preserving Vintage British Motorcycles

NYC local Kenny, a Vintage Norton racer and restorer, who I’ve seen interviewed on Cafe Racer TV, has a basic website up about his bikes.  The Nortons are gorgeous, and he seems to have a bit of luck racing them.  The following pics are his street bike on the streets of NYC…

Courtesy of New York City Norton

Courtesy of New York City Norton