Cafe Racer Magazine Hits the Streets

Café Racer Revs Up Motorcycle Media Category

New small-format, quarterly magazine showcases culture and lifestyle of
high-performance ‘naked’ bike enthusiasts

July 28, 2008 – Pittsburgh, PA – Cafe Racer, a new quarterly magazine that
focuses exclusively on the machines, history, culture and lifestyle of
high-performance European ‘naked’ motorcycles debuted at the July 25-27,2008
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course in Lexington, Ohio.
The event, the world’s largest gathering of classic motorcycle enthusiasts,
honors the iconic British bike brand Triumph this year – an idea backdrop
for the launch of a magazine that celebrates café racers, the “stripped and
quick” street bikes that dominated the British motorcycle scene in the

The hip-pocket size 6″ x 9″ format magazine is the first-ever publication
devoted the Vincents, Nortons, BSAs, Triumphs and other legendary
motorcycles that combined with the era’s British black leather, Brylcreem®
and rock-n-roll to create one of the most adrenaline-charged youth movements
ever.  Each issue of Café Racer will also explore the world of modern
performance naked bikes, from wild, custom-built streetfighters to the
latest factory nakeds and retro machines.  It’s that culture and lifestyle
that fuels a worldwide cult for the naked bike enthusiast, whether classic,
ultra-modern or somewhere in between.

Magazine founder and editor Mike Seate is an expert on the cult of the cafe
racer, also serving as host of the upcoming Chet Burks/Speed Channel
high-definition documentary, “Cafe Society,” to be broadcast in the fall of
2008.  Seate has authored over a dozen motorcycling books including “Two
Wheels on Two Reels” and “Choppers.” He is an award-winning columnist for
the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and a contributing editor for Motorcyclist

Café Racer’s debut issue features a Vincent Specials Round-Up, including
test-rides of Hailwood Motorcycle Restoration’s Egli-Vincent and Norvin; A
Rocker’s Tale: road histories from veterans who lived and rode in the ton-up
era;  Rocker Films Review; Spotted Bikes from around the world; Cafe Racers:
a regular feature about people who make motorcycling worthwhile; a column on
the history of transport cafes by Ace Café London’s Linda Wilsmore and
useful tech information, two-wheeled travel features, black leather news and

In addition to the magazine, is a one-stop destination
for the latest news about fast, naked motorcycles, both classic and modern.
Following the introduction at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, Cafe Racer
magazine will host additional launches at the Rockerbox festival at
Milwaukee’s Fuel Cafe on August, 9 and at London’s Ace Cafe, during the
annual Ace Cafe Reunion, on September 13.  For complete subscriber and
advertising information, visit the web site right now.


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