BMW R45 by Cytech

BMW R45 Front

The BMW R45 has never really enjoyed the icon status of its larger stablemates, the smaller engine (473cc) and lower power output (35hp) does have one significant advantage over the larger bikes from BMW – fuel economy. I’ve heard R45 owners wax lyrical about this subject for years have I’ve encountered claims of 55mpg right…

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Winnipeg Roughriders Motorcycle Club

Winnipeg Roughriders Motorcycle Club

This fantastic photograph shows the Winnipeg Roughriders Motorcycle Club at a hill climb near Miami (Manitoba, Canada) in 1945. Most (if not all) of these men would have fought during WWII, many returning veterans found solace in the company of like-minded former soldiers and relatively cheap ex-Army motorcycles were easy to come by. This resulted…

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Top 5 Cafe Racers on eBay This Week

Honda Motorcycle

There’s a broad assortment of unusual cafe racers on eBay this week, in fact it’s probably the most interesting one yet – For the aficionados of American iron there’s a Panhead-based bike that took 1st place at the Scandinavian Championships of Custom Motorcycle Building in 2012, for the lovers of Italian styling there’s a beautiful little Ducati…

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Triumph Bonneville Scrambler

Triumph_Bonneville_Motorcycle_15

Usually when we feature a custom motorcycle the builder of the bike goes to great lengths to stress how many parts of the bike were hand-fabricated – So it was interesting to get an email from Nathaniel Salzman of Salzmoto explaining to me he just built a bike using 100% off the shelf parts –…

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Ducati Scrambler

Ducati Scrambler Motorbike

The long rumoured Ducati Scrambler was unveiled by the Italian motorcycle manufacturer at INTERMOT in Germany yesterday, this is a bike we’ve been hearing about for years although as it turns out – none of the rumours were particularly accurate. The most persistent Ducati Scrambler rumour was that it was going to be a slightly…

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