We think it wouldn’t be right to interpret Aniket Vardhan’s idea. So here’s the deal in his own words:
I was born in and lived in Delhi, India till 1999 when I came to the USA – ostensibly for a Masters in Industrial Design. But here’s the dirty truth- I came because of the sound of a Harley Davidson. Saw one once in Delhi, long ago. It belonged to some filthy rich type, heard it start up and rumble away, wet myself publicly and resolved that one day, I would visit their homeland. Continue reading →
The Middle East’s largest dedicated bike fest took center stage with iconic rock n’ roll from Megadeth, Daughtry and Razorlight plus supports head lining the main music stage. The festival showcased the very latest sports bikes, cruisers, customs, off-road and urban terrain vehicles, accessories and clothing.
Held from 18th to the 20th October 2012, the Gulf Bike Week was packed with activity areas that included Gulf Bike Expo, The Main Music Stage, The Festival Field Musical Stage, FMX Stunts Zone, Street Bike Stunt Zone, The Middle East Custom Bike Build Competition, The KTM Eliminator Enduro Course, The Kids Quad Bike Zone, The Largest Dedicated Bike Ride in the Middle East, Super Natural Feats and DJs. Check out the image gallery after the jump! Continue reading →
You say the Germans have no sense of humour, that they just keep inventing things at the speed of light. Well, not that fast probably, but just what all they have conjured up for mankind’s progress and convenience is kinda biblical – tape recorders, toothpaste, helicopters, printing presses, many kinds of engines, morphine, so on and so forth. And then there is this, Kingston’s awesome Royal Enfield. Continue reading →
We at Bikers Cafe firmly believe that if you do something with passion – you can not fail. Take a look at the magnificent Independent Custom Garage of Blitz Motorcycles run by Fred Jourden and Hugo Jezegabel. Founded in 2010, this Paris crew creates unique, custom and hand finished one-of-a-kind machines. They love all the bikes, specially the older models, so you can always see a variety of projects based on Yamaha SR’s, Royal Enfield’s, Kawasaki’s and BMW R’s – all honored in the way that they were build, and all of them telling an interesting story. Continue reading →
Stock Royal Enfield’s are very tricky to customize, and to make them into a decent café racer is even harder. Of course exceptions are there to break the rule and we all know that Rajaputana is more than capable to do this. Now, the Europeans are stepping in nad that’s how we get the chance to meet this beautiful T-Factory Royal Enfield Café Racer. Coming from Belgium, Yves and the rest of the crew are really bitten by the Royal bug. Continue reading →
We absolutely love the and article (and the introduction) for this bike over on PipeBurn.
Usually people spend ridiculous amounts of money for their custom cars and bikes. But it doesn’t always have to be like this. Rajaputana Customs had $3000, Royal Enfield 350cc and some yellow paint, yet they produced the custom bike that can stand side by side with the most of the world famous cafe racers. It is a true “budget custom” the one that will cause a stir in the custom market for quite some time. Continue reading →
Anyone familiar with Royal Enfield knows that it is an Indian motorcycle company, which produces bikes with a retro flavor. Their advertising clips are saying “Handcrafted in Chennai”. These days many claim that they make this and that by hand – but here’s the proof that puts the Royal Enfield into spot light. In this video a skilled Royal Enfield craftsmen is at work, and what’s better than a hand painted tank for your new bike! The skill and the astonishing, and just by looking at this video, Royal Enfield climbed the ladder of “desired” motorcycles. Continue reading →
There is no doubt about it, it’s Jay Leno all right . The famous host of the Tonight Show is probably the world most famous true petrohead, with hundreds of cars and motorcycles being parked in his garage. In one of the latest episodes of his internet show “Jay’s Garage” he is showing a Royal Enfield Bullet 500, the bike that is virtually the same for the last 50 years. If you love old school, handmade, classic bikes than you shouldn’t miss this one. Continue reading →