You only needed one gear if you were on the first Perth Cafe Racer Run for 2012, held Sunday 9th Jan. The roads were looong and straight and the only fun to be had was with the right hand, (much like...
Once again Sydney Summer and Sydney Café Racers managed to provide an eventful night out on the town! After weeks of a Sydney summer which felt more like a Alaskan winter, SCR’s first ride of 2012 started out as one of the warmest, with Sydney putting on some seasonally summer weather since the new year. Oh how that changed......
The first week of the 2012 has seen SCR hit over the 400 FB members. Most from Sydney and some much appreciated overseas enthusiasts. We have been working hard to make the website easier to navigate and make sure that the members only section has enough information for all our non FB users. This week saw us upgrade the Ride section with alot more details and room for comments. It also saw us add a new section called 'Rides organised by members'. A very straight forward way of posting up impromptu rides for all to join in on the fun! If you are from Sydney or Perth and have no idea there is a members only section please click here.
Keep an eye on the blog this week because we have a big one coming up. Its brewing. I can feel it. This week we are featuring a SCR bike and fingers crossed with alot of hard work we will be featuring Aussie Builds at a minimum of once every fortnight. Photos, Words and...... Video... Photos, words and video? Yep! we decided every Aussie feature shall have a kick ass video to accompany it. Anyway that is all next week, time to focus on the week that was.
Pipeburn this week featured a good old Honda CB650 with nothing old about it. It has been customised by the kings of fabrication and modelling photos - Trillion Industries. Upside down forks and a very original exhaust concept make this CB very unique. The bike is very similar to the majority of ours; an absolute bastard (of parts). Parts from Harley, Buell all the way through to... yep.... you guessed it Honda (how strange).
One of my personal favourite blogs that helps to keep my google translator window open; is called Free Biker Magazine. I just had a cry then when i realised they still haven't updated their blog since New Years.... so i thought i would just rip a photo from late 2011 and link them here. Free Biker Mag
A Honda Goldwing Cafe Racer... yeah I know you are sitting there saying "fuckkkk offffff" it is something that makes you wonder. How can something that weighs in excess of an elephant and with enough storage compartments to store the entire contents of your house be turned into a cafe racer? Well the answer is with alot of hard work, vision, motivation and a pre 80's model. (that doesn't fit the Gold Wing stereotype) Check out the write up at Silodrome
Our Perth 'Chapter' ("fuck we are hardcore") is run by a dude called Rex. No one knows his real name and although we continue to ask he refuses to even give us a hint. Anyway Rex runs a business and blog called Garage Project. We found this picture on his site and it got us thinking; Bold & Beautiful's exhaust verses this.
Anyway Monday is upon us and another week of riding commences. Ride Hard. Ride Safe.
Bill Keenan was born and bred in Broken Hill, NSW. He is part of a very strong motor cycling family. In his teenage years he began to ride speedway on the local ½ mile track, and later, on the new ¼ mile speedway. He often travelled out of town to race longtrack, the Morgan Mile in S.A. was a real favorite. The bikes he rode in Australia, were JAPs and Jawa’s. In 1968 Bill was amazed at how quick the Yanks could get the Triumphs to go, and soon became...
Some of us are unfortunately back at work this week after the Christmas & New Years break. If your office is anything like mine, you'll be bored out of your mind with nothing to do, dreaming of the sunshine and open road. To help ease us unfortunate workers back into the daily grind, I found two cool little videos and thought they deserved a post of their own.
It looks like there is a new motorcycle TV show being pitched...
If you hadn't noticed we have been going through some changes recently. Jordan's ball began to drop which resulted in what was thought to be an incredible singing career completely go down the drain. His parents where not impressed, so together we decided that we do something to make not only them happy but the entire SCR community.
The store has all our merchandise up for sale. We are running kinda short on a few products but rest assured we will be restocking in the next few weeks.
We also have our new stickers which are 7 years UV and water proof, feel free to test them and let us know in 2019 how they are holding up.
We are shipping internationally. So to all our friends from The States, Europe and Jap Land feel free to sport our gear while riding.
We get alot of members asking to donate money or telling us they are willing to pay a membership fee. We don't accept donations and we will never charge any membership. if you want to support us, buy the gear and keep riding with us! All the profits go back into making SCR stronger, Subsidise events, Get us a 2 Way radio, Pay for our First Birthday Bash (it is going to be EPIC), 2012 Xmas party and other shit we deem necessary aight. (like strippers** and superchargers*)
** Not Joking...