Cafe Racers




Kickback Motorcycle Show
Kickback Motorcycle Show
Posted in Apparel, Bobbers & Choppers, Cafe Racers, Clothing, Events, Lifestyle, Motorcycles on April 14th, 2016

This weekend Life & Engines will be at Kickback Motorcycle Show at the Stoneleigh Park Exhibition Centre – not only will our award winning Triumph Triple Cafe Racer (Project No.4) and our “Old 61″ Harley Davidson Bobber (Project No.1) be on display, but we will also have a stand at the event where we will be selling some of the L&E clothing and accessories. We have spent the good part of two weeks getting everything together and hand building / hand painting the stand ourselves and couldn’t be prouder of what we have accomplished. Things are happening. Last week we finalised a couple more designs for the 2016 range (we […]

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The Bike Shed MCC – London
The Bike Shed MCC – London
Posted in Cafe Racers, Events, Motorcycle Culture, Motorcycles on June 2nd, 2015

Have you ever been in the company of so many beautiful machines and people, that you stand and wonder whether it is a dream? No? Well you clearly haven’t been to one of the Bike Shed MC events… I’m not even going to pretend that I’m not a huge, bobble-hat-wearing, fan of the majority of Bike Builders at the event – It seemed so surreal that the day before, these bikes and personalities only existed through a photo on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, only then to be stood in right in front of them – able to take in every detail. It was great to meet a whole lot of […]

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BSMC – The Bike Shed
BSMC – The Bike Shed
Posted in Bobbers & Choppers, Cafe Racers, Lifestyle, Motorcycle Culture, Motorcycles on February 27th, 2015

Last May ‘Dutch’ and the Bike Shed crew went balls-out with their third exhibition, celebrating the new-wave cafe racer custom scene, featuring over 120 brats, scramblers, trackers, bobbers, cafe racers, and a whole bunch of category-defying custom bikes. Held in London at Tobacco Dock there was everything for those who share the love of Life and Engines on two wheels and as Dutch says “…great food, barista coffee, a bar, cigar lounge, barbershop and plenty of reason (and space) to hang out all day with your mates, or with the family, or on your own, reading a magazine and enjoying the vibe. There was also great gear to buy, plus […]

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Wheels & Waves – Biarritz – Bikes, Music, Surf
Wheels & Waves – Biarritz – Bikes, Music, Surf
Posted in Cafe Racers, Lifestyle, Motorcycle Culture, Motorcycles on January 22nd, 2015

There are just some things you know you have to do… the life ‘bucket list’ thing. The SouthsidersMC founded and run Wheels & Waves event is, for us, right up there on that ‘must do’ list. Unfortunately, duty has called for us at L&E and we have been at a race track somewhere on the planet so haven’t been able to go but it looks like it has all the elements of one helluva great (long) weekend and road trip – motorcycles, music, art and surfing intersperced with great people, good food and the odd beer or two set in and around the Atlantic coast town of Biarritz in Southern France. […]

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The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride
Posted in Bobbers & Choppers, Cafe Racers, Events, Lifestyle, Motorcycle Culture, Motorcycles on January 3rd, 2015

A ride for classic styled motorcycles and motorcycle riders… The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, an international event for Classics, café racers, bobbers, trackers, customs, modern classics and classic scooters. With 258 rides across 57 countries we are aiming to raise money for helping to find a cure for Prostate Cancer. 2,500 riders in 64 cities took part in first annual Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride back in 2012; in 2013 over 10,000 riders took to their machines in 145 cities looking dapper – in 2014 the number increased again to 20,000 in 220 cities worldwide and the DGRide was well and truly established on the calendar for classic and custom motorcycle owners. Why? To raise loads […]

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