Del Michael Gasan is no stranger to vintage retro bikes. Some believe biking is in the blood and in his case this very well may be true. His grandfather used to work on motorcycles for the British troops during their occupation of India in 1947, and went on to open the then famous Merlin Motors. “My grandpa used to always ask me to take things apart and if I couldn’t put it back together, I would have to sit and watch while he did…kind of grateful for that now. There has always been something appealing and raw about a simple frame and an engine, life is too complicated for clutter” he states. Del’s major influences in bikes vary from his father who used to roll around Bristol and the West Midlands on his 1970 Triumph Bonneville T120R in his leather Rocker jacket to urban biker culture and his fascination with the 1950s and 1960s. Continue reading →
Thursday evening witnessed the third and most successful Jumeirah Cruisin’ event yet. While the original plan was to have the show at the Kite Surf beach, unforeseen situations caused us to relocate back to Bikers Cafe, which was the perfect venue as it turned out. Cars (and motorcycles too!) started to come in as early as 2PM, when the show was scheduled to kick off only by 4PM. Heavily modified SUVs and pick-up trucks were the first to arrive, followed by an amazing selection of motorcycles, including Ducatis, TGB with their beautiful Bellavita scooters, Yamaha riders and, of course, the fabulous Neutron Motorcycle was also on hand to wow the guests. With the BBQ was scheduled to start by around 6PM, more and more unique cars started to roll in – supercars, classic and vintage autos, rat rods, hot rods and what not. There was a huge crowd dropping by simply to view the stunning metal on display and pose for photos with them. We would sincerely like to thank everyone for coming down and making this another special event, and look forward to the next Jumeirah Cruisin’ which will be even bigger and better. Massive photo gallery below! Continue reading →
World renowned manufacturer of exhaust systems, Akrapovič revealed their new line-up at Bikers Café on the 28th of February, 2014. Half of the popular Dubai outlet was reserved for displaying the new, cutting-edge products and potential customers also had the opportunity to take away free goody bags. We are especially thankful to Mr. Ahad Samad, who was on hand to answer queries about the new and latest models from Akrapovič. More images below. Continue reading →
The Beach Canteen project, part of the Dubai Food Festival, saw some of the city’s best-known restaurants serving everything from sushi to tacos for 10 days. Bikers Cafe was there at the opening on Wednesday 26th February at Kite Beach, along with sister outlet Loca. During the early hours, prior to the media event at 5PM, we were running a bit late, but successfully managed to bring it all together and complete the set-up with a new vespa 946 arriving on time for the show. Esteemed members of the media started arriving early, and the event was soon packed with numerous restaurants offering food tasting opportunities to those present. It was a great event for Bikers Cafe as we had the opportunity to meet and interact with a large number of people, highlighted by a free foozball table, table tennis games and a host of other fun activities. More images below. Continue reading →
Yesterday’s BBQ Night was a very special one, thanks to the presence of former freestyle motocross rider and racer, and co-founder of Sweatpants Media, Andy Bell. He dropped by around 5.30pm with Mr. Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, Director, Overseas Promotions and Inward Missions at Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, and Mr. Gaurav Sinha, Founder & CEO at Insignia Worldwide. And this was about the same time the fully electric NeuTron bike was being brought in, much to the delight of Andy and our other guests. Enjoying the early hours of the evening at Bikers Café Dubai, Andy was most excited to look around and know more about the café. Good friends with master bike builder Roland Sands, he was happy to know a little later on that we sold RSD biker gloves at the outlet. Continue reading →
The UAE Desert Championship is being introduced to safeguard the future of rallying at a national level but also to take the country’s original motorsport discipline to new heights. It meets a growing demand from the country’s motorsport fraternity for a new series of highly competitive events run in a natural environment, with an emphasis on safety. The inaugural 2013-14 series will consist of four Baja-style events taking place in October, November, January and February, with categories for cross-country cars, cross-country buggies, motorcycles and quads. The championship is being organised by the Emirates Motor Sport Federation with the full support of the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE, the national motorsport authority.
Al-Futtaim Honda has marked its entry in to the UAE motor sport circuit with the sponsorship of two-time and reigning UAE Superbike champion Mahmoud Tannir. The sponsorship agreement will see Mahmoud, 38, a Lebanese national; ride a Honda CBR 600.
Mahmoud Tannir commenting on the sponsorship said: “Honda has a very rich history in racing and I’m extremely happy to be part of the Al-Futtaim Honda family. I am looking forward to my first race on the new bike and I am confident the Honda Package will ensure that I stay at the top of my game.”
KTM Middle East Al Shafar organized the event called the KTM 1290 Super Duke R Experience recently at the Dubai Autodrome. This was the official introduction of the Austrian manufacturer’s newest model in to the Middle East region, the 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R. 35 riders and 25 guests and media personalities took part in the festivities. Middle East KTM dealers from Kuwait (KNS Racing), Lebanon (ANB Holding), Jordan (Darwazeh Bikes) and the newly signed dealer from Egypt (Abougahly Motors). From the media, Noel Ebdon (for the National), Darren Rycroft (Circuit Pro Digital and Top Performance Magazine), Martin Ormrod (Auto Trader) and Imthisan Giado (Motoring Middle East) just to name a few, were in attendance. Continue reading →
Dubai Autodrome hosted the first UAE national race day of the new calendar year with championship rounds for the UAE Sportbikes, NGK Racing Series including Clio Cup and Formula Gulf 1000. Abdulaziz Binladen on his Liberty Kawasaki continued his winning streak in the 2013-2014 UAE Sportbike Championship as he notched up another 600 Class double win on the day, which gives him command of the championship as he remains unbeaten so far this season at Dubai Autodrome. Continue reading →
Yesterday’s BBQ Night saw bikers and other customers come in by around 7PM, which was much earlier than usual. A big shout out to the enthusiastic Bikers Cafe crew for setting up everything nice and early for the evening’s proceedings. The venue got busier as the hours passed, and we were privileged to hand out prizes to the winners of the ‘Bikers Cafe Goes Places’ Instagram photography competition, which ended on November last year. Taking part in the excitement and celebrations were Mr. Chadi (F&B Manager of Bin Hadher Group) and Mr. Ahmad Matoori (Director of PR), who handed out the gifts. The perfect evening was highlighted by the wonderful weather and, of course, our signature grilled meats. Continue reading →