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Corona Virus Lockdown: Eight Binge-Worthy Motorcycle Documentaries to Watch Now!

Trying to avoid public places and coronavirus? Itching to ride? Daydreaming of those back roads that you always wanted to hit? Stay home and binge these motorcycle documentaries on Redbull TV.

Here are some binge-worthy boardsports documentary now available on https://www.redbull.com/int-en/collections/films.

South to Sian

On boards, on bikes, by boat and four-wheel drive, Harrison Roach and Zye Norris’s journey is to discover if, in these days of GPS and WiFi, the dream of a true pioneering surf adventure is still possible. Watch it here. https://www.redbull.com/int-en/films/south-to-sian.

Greasy Hands Preachers

A diverse group of souls are united in their rejection of a traditional life. Instead, they’ve found their own path to enlightenment in their garages, a sense of purpose and a connection to a global family born of building and riding motorcycles. Watch it now!

The Silent Samurai

Enjoy a look back at Dani Pedrosa’s motorcycling career as seen through the eyes of his coach, friend and former MotoGP star Sete Gibernau. Relive the key moments that made him one of the most talented riders of his generation. Watch it now!

Marquez Unlimited

Marc Márquez’s journey to his eighth world title.

After undergoing major surgery and rehabilitation between seasons, Marc Márquez returned for the 2019 MotoGP™ season determined to claim back-to-back victories. Watch the full documentary now on Red Bull TV.

On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter

In 1971, On Any Sunday, directed by Bruce Brown, wrote its place in motorcycle history. Here, taking his father’s original documentary as a model, Dana Brown explores the global culture of motorcycling as a sport, a hobby and a practical necessity. Watch it now!

One Track Back | The Matthias Walkner FULL Documentary

Matthias Walkner, the daredevil in the world of rally raid biking, made the impossible possible: after a heavy crash at the 2016 Dakar Rally, sidelining his career, he gets crowned Dakar Rally champion only two years later. Hit play!

Andrea Dovizioso: Undaunted

Follow Italy’s Andrea Dovizioso through a challenging season – one that saw him defy injury and his critics to win races and finish runner-up in the MotoGP™ world championship. Watch it now, click here.

Racing Together

Motorcycle racing’s journey.

Discover the history of motorcycle racing through its key personalities, from former legends to today’s multi-title-winning, globetrotting riders, such as Mick Doohan, Valentino Rossi and Marc Márquez. Watch it here.
We encourage everyone to stay home, just sit back, grab some popcorn and enjoy the show!

Yamaha XSR700 Scrambler by Capêlo’s Garage and Elemental Rides

ANY CUSTOM YAMAHA XSR700 that BIKE EXIF feature is sure to spark discussion about the base bike’s design. The XSR700 draws criticism for its cluttered mechanics and hunched fuel tank—and both of those are hard for custom builders to get around.

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This heavily upgraded XSR700-based scrambler rises above both those challenges. It’s a collaboration between Portuguese builders Nuno Capêlo (Capêlo’s Garage) and Ricardo Santos (Elemental Rides), and was built for Yamaha Portugal.

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It’s not the first time Nuno and Ricardo have worked together for Yamaha Portugal—they built an SR400 two years ago that clearly impressed.

This XSR700 was commissioned as part of Yamaha Europe’s Yard Built program, with builders from nine different countries delivering bikes. The project’s theme was ‘Back to the Dirt,’ and this XSR has dirt creds by the bucketload.

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“I talked with Ricardo,” Nuno tells us, “and he was totally in. His first ideas were very similar to mine, so I stopped everything I was doing and started sketching. After a lot of drawings exchanged with Ricardo, we quickly got to the final image of the bike.”

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The XSR700 has good bones and a punchy and versatile motor. But Nuno and Ricardo wanted to improve its off-road capability—and give it a neo-retro look, inspired by the iconic Yamaha dirt bikes of the 70s and 80s. So they called it the ‘XSR700 TT’ for ‘True Tribute.’

READ MORE OF THIS YAMAHA XSR 700 ON BIKE EXIF WEBSITE, CLICK HERE.

Legacy and Pass It On with “Rocket” Iron Macchina’s Mini Offroad Pocket Bike

When you become a Father, you will make sure to give everything to your son or daughter. Even the things that you love the most, your career, passion and hobby. Iron Macchina Customs’ Symon Cantos, came up with a unique birthday gift to his son, a mini offroad pocket bike named Rocket.

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We had a little chat with Symon about this project.

“The bike is based on an old pocket bike that I bought from my mechanic. He mentioned that he wanted to sell it since it’s just sitting in his garage for quite some time and haven’t been used. I had an idea to use the bike to build my Sons 1st motorcycle for his 4th birthday. And we did.”

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“When we got the bike, it was in bad condition, and the only thing that can be used is the engine, rims and front suspension. So i decided to design a new chassis based from an XR200 we built last year. Using a small Jig, we fabricated the chassis and swing arm, fully reinforced it to make it more functional and reliable. Fabricated a tank, seat, triple-Ts, bought new brakes, carburetor, hand grips, chain and other parts for the engine and mechanical.”

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“We used Royal Enfield Handle bars, bike brake levers and new tires. We also fabricated the front and rear fenders, front plate cover, side chassis panels, tank alluminum accent and exhaust. Powdercoated most of its parts, chromed telescopic forks, exhaust and painted the tank dark army grey/green. Oh we almost forgot the the training wheels. Hehe We built the bike for 2 weeks and was unveiled on my Sons birthday and he was really excited to see it. I named the bike “Rocket” since it fits my sons personality because he’s really playful and talkative. – purely a happy kid.”

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Keep It Dirty 2020: MOTO BEACH MAYHEM Online Registration

The event that ignited the flat track racing culture in the Philippines is back! Let’s get diirrtyy this coming April 17-18, 2020 at Panicsican, San Juan, La Union Philippines for the KEEP IT DIRTY: MOTO BEACH MAYHEM!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

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Click here to view the map coming from Surf Town San Juan La Union.

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We encourage everyone to register online to avoid the hassle of registering on paper on the day of the event. And most especially, to secure the right jersey size for you.

 

 

The Learning Curve: Yamaha XSR 900 Cafe by Coco Moto Manila

We all have something that we are really obsessed with. A fine line between the perfect build and the passion for creating a masterpiece from a stock, boring and out of the box motorcycle. But not this Japanese speed turner.
We met Anton Lau, owner of Coco Moto Manila a few years ago in one of the first bike nights in Ropali Classics.
4 years ago, realizing that doing what one loves is key to happiness, Anton “Coco” Lau decided to drop everything and start building bikes. He first took a welding class. Shortly thereafter he spent another year as an apprentice with a local builder to learn metal-shaping and hone his skills further.
Fast forward to 2020, Anton Lau has almost perfected his craft in shaping metal through the help of Wild Custom and Kratos Custom Cycles.
The Japanese Super Star, Yamaha XSR 900
This Japanese legend was born to rule. The XSR 900 is an authentic performance motorcycle that blends Yamaha triple‑cylinder technology with neo‑retro style.

It blends Yamaha’s world-class engineering with standout neo-retro style, creating a new type of machine for riders looking for an authentic and honest motorcycle that doesn’t sacrifice performance. Drawing influence from Yamaha’s classic “XS” series of motorcycles, the XSR oozes class, with exposed aluminum details, retro-influenced bodywork, stepped seat and custom lighting and instrumentation.
The XSR900 features a thrilling 847cc Crossplane Crankshaft Concept liquid-cooled inline 3-cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve-per-cylinder engine based on the FZ-09™. The compact motor offers the best balance of both 2- and 4-cylinder designs, with an exciting, torquey and quick-revving engine character.
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Last year, Anton finally opened his own shop Coco Moto Manila. He was lucky enough to have a brand new Yamaha XSR900 roll into his shop for a custom job. The owner was going to use the Yamaha as a track bike with the intention of riding it to and from the track, so it still had to be street legal. Working closely with the owner, both builder and client agreed on an overall design.
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Coco then started to hand shape an aluminum quarter fairing around clubman handlebars. A bezel was machined to house the stock headlight and an acrylic wind shield bolted on.
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The subframe was treated to a new tail section. Looking more like an aircraft; the tail turned the bike into a single-seater with a seat bump – much needed for the torquey XSR. The belly pan was worked around the engine, pipes, and the rear set. Giving the bike more track specific fairings.
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CocoMoto was satisfied to not put on too much and instead opted to just hand brush all the raw aluminum fairings.  “I wanted it to be track-ready but also look custom when ridden on bike nights” the builder said.
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The Bike now showcases how far CocoMotoManila’s skill and style has evolved – a nod to post WWII hot rodders and custom builders who learned their trade from the aviation industry.
Like Coco Moto Manila on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/coschopshop/
All photos courtesy of At Maculangan.

No Speed Limit: How Kilometers Per Hour (KPH) Throttle its Way to the Philippine Moto Scene

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Starting a brand nowadays will give you a painstaking amount of time and effort to establish. It needs perseverance, passion, and acceptance from the community that you’re targeting. But there are few passionate individuals who strived for the best to be one of the most notable brands for the Philippine custom bike community. It’s a staple tag line for speed nuts and riders, and that’s Kilometers Per Hour.

The kilometers per hour is a unit of speed, expressing the number of kilometers traveled in one hour. 

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Kilometers Per Hour shifted gears and started a passion project and collaboration between a designer and a photographer. KPH wanted to combine art with their passion for bikes and to create something that people with the same interest would like and relate to.

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Started by two passionate entrepreneurs, Kharren Granada and Jericho Ramos, KPH is a clothing line that caters to the local motorcycle scene. KPH is currently producing bandanas, shirts, and they are working on expanding their products in the future.

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Kilometers Per Hour’s goal is to contribute more life and energy to the motorcycle scene by providing lifestyle wear that is one of a kind and tastefully crafted.

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The lifeline of KPH is the community that it caters to. The custom motorcycle scene is steadily growing and it’s a niche that thrives in creativity and passion of the riders for two wheels.

We will see more of KPH in the Philippine custom bike scene. Let’s support KPH and let’s support local Filipino owned brands.

Instagram account, instagram.com/thekilometersperhour/

Facebook: facebook.com/thekilometersperhour/

 

 

Drogon: A Yamaha Virago 750 Victorian Era Concept Cafe Racer by Kila Adame

Dakila “Kila” Adame’s dream of having his own higher displacement Cafe Racer bike has been fulfilled. After some stumbling blocks and mishaps due to dishonest builders, perseverance and his passion for two wheels prevailed.

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Recently, Kila shared the story of his build in Moto Builds Pilipinas Facebook Group. Here’s what Kila shared.

“I wanted to share with you my humble cafe racer and Wolfy’s big brother, “DROGON” – a legendary Yamaha Virago 750.”

READ: Wolfy: Kila Adame’s SYM Wolf 125 Mid-Sized Brat Cafe

“Probably you have known me before or at least knew my story. For months, I have been rebuilding this motorcycle trying to repair all that was destroyed. And finally, I somewhat managed it.”

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Inspired by the aesthetic of victorian-era combined with retro style, this kind of cafe racer made Kila decide to put again all such uniqueness from his small displacement bike Wolfy and give Drogo a meaner look.

“I wanted to make something that is evocative of the past, yet is something new since this is my first big bike cafe racer that I long dreamt of. So, I decided to change the color of the tank into not just ordinary gray but put back into basic yet styled form of a brushed metal scheme with same logo (some would say it is similar like that of the Witcher’s logo from Netflix) And since, I like putting leathers, I made it to a point to put it all around my virago. From tank armor, to the seat, grip, I made it look like it complements the style, Thanks to superb craftmanship of Sir Chris and Valor of Iron & Hide Custom that made the leather design possible. And adding to that steampunk look, I put a fuel gauge alongside the logo to make it old school.”

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“I would like to thank Sir Hermo who helped me a lot to put new parts with my Virago and to everyone who believed in me.”

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“I am still grateful that even though I have gone through the bad experience of building a cafe racer still, a lot of people gave me moral support through the rough times and made me believe that there are a lot of people who are good in this world.”

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Kila’s concept for his Yamaha Virago 750 has a unique touch, drawing his inspiration from Medieval times, this bike will surely be a head-turner. The stunning leatherwork gave the bike a dragon-like appeal, and with that signature Yamaha V-Twin Engine’s roar, Drogo will surely put up a blaze whenever this bike speeds up on the highway.

Who knows, you might see this bike next year during the Makina Moto Show.

Good job Kila!

Road to Himalayas Project, a Dream Fulfilled

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We embarked on a once in a lifetime journey last August to the Himalayas to conquer one of the highest motorable passes in the world, Khardung La. Together with Zandro Fajardo of OZ Racing and Photographer Jake Verzosa, we experience bliss, trials, and hardship as we scale the desert cold mountains riding the Royal Enfield Himalayan and Bullet 500.

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The journey was off to a good start. We arrived in Leh at 10:00 AM. The sun was shining but the temperature is about 8 degrees. Glare and sun’s radiation might cause damage to our eyes. With the help of Oakley and its Prizm technology, I was able to ride smoothly without any problems in my vision.

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After two months of that adrenaline-pumping adventure, we released the book”Road to Himalayas.” It’s the first-ever adventure riding inspired coffee table book that was published in the Philippines. With the support of our sponsors, Royal Enfield, Dan’s, OZ Racing and Oakley Philippines, we were able to fulfill it.

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Lat November 15, 2019, we officially launched the Road to Himalayas Coffee table book and part one of Road to Himalayas at the Royal Enfield Showroom in Makati together with principals from Royal Enfield in HQ in Chennai, India. They were impressed with the project and they made sure that the book will be seen by their CEO.

Watch out for the part 2 of Road to Himalayas on Royal Enfield Facebook page and Cafe Racer Philippines IGTV @caferacerph.

 

 

Royal Enfield Twins Flat Track unveiled at EICMA 2019

Royal Enfield has unveiled the Twins Flat Track at the ongoing EICMA 2019 in Milan, Italy. Royal Enfield Twins Flat Track is among the six custom motorcycles showcased by the two-wheeler maker at the event, with the other five being Nought Tea v1.0, Nought Tea v2.0, Two Smoking Barrels, MJR Roach and Gallinella.

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Royal Enfield Twins Flat Track has been built in collaboration with Harris Performance. The bike is powered by the Royal Enfield Twin (Interceptor and Continental GT) motor and gets a bespoke brazed steel tube frame made specifically for flat track racing.

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Harris Performance has specifically developed chassis parts, including the front forks, of Royal Enfield Twins Flat Track. The motorcycle features like RSD rims, Dunlop flat track tires and S&S silencers. The carbon bodywork was prepared with assistance from the design team at Royal Enfield’s technical centre in the UK.

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Royal Enfield is also showcasing Bullet, Bullet Trials, Interceptor 650, Continental GT 650, Classic and Himalayan at the EICMA 2019. The two-wheeler maker has introduced three new colour options — Rock Red, Lake Blue and Gravel Grey — in Royal Enfield Himalayan as well.

Apart from an array of motorcycles, Royal Enfield’s genuine motorcycle accessories and 2020 apparel collection are also on display at the EICMA 2019.

Source: https://www.indiatoday.in/

Nothing is Impossible with Fart Monkeez Garage

I’ve known Jonathan, the main man at FMG (Fart Monkeez Garage) for quite some time now and I’m proud to say that this guy really amazed me. From his comic FB post to his unbelievable motorcycle resurrection skills, FMG has become a household name in the motorcycle scene in the Philippines.

One thing that really amaze us is his willingness to come up with “out of these world” ideas on building bikes from scratch. I remember he told me his idea when I visited his shop few months ago and I was blown away when he posted his project few days ago. And I just said to my self, “damn he made it.”

Custom rat ride motorcycle play toy with dry clutch by FMG

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Well, here at cafercacer.ph we value “out of the box” ideas, and this one was beyond the box. It’s a spectacle of flourishing realist concepts that can only be appreciated by those who really have the passion for custom bikes. Literally, ride this and people will ask you how you made it and why???

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Here are some words from FMG himself, Jon Von Hoti.

“Yung rolling chassis nya pare galing sa kawasaki zephyr 550. Kaso yung makina ng Zephyr as in kulang kulang. Nawalan na ng gana yung may ari. Sinubukan namin ibenta as is, kaso pag makina na usapan, walang bumibili. Binigay sa akin yung buong motor ng may ari. Sinabihan nga ako na ipakilo nalang namin yung motor e. Hahaha!” (opening a bottle of ice cold koks)

“Sakto, nung binigay nya sa akin yung motor, meron akong peyks na briggs and stratton na makina galing sa outdoor na pressure washer. Kinahuyan ko yung orig na makina. Kinuha ko yung clutch basket, clutch linings, magneto at stator. And the rest is history. Hahaha! (chugs koks)

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“Matagal ko na gusto gumawa ng kuliglig, pero sabi ko sa sarili ko, ayoko gumawa na mga fan belt ang gamit para paandarin. Gusto ko single speed na dry clutch. Hahaha!” (chugs koks again then burped)

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“Tsaka, ayaw ko gumawa ng motor na pang display lang. dapat napaglalaruan kagaya nyan. Hahaha! Yung nga lang, pang loob ng village lang.” (burped again)

O well, like what we said in the title of this article, nothing is impossible with FMG.