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Paul d'Orléans - Cafe Racers: Speed, Style and Ton-up Culture Book


Making a huge resurgence in recent years, cafe racing was drawn by the rebellious nature of the iconic motorcycle movement. Popularized in England during the 1960s, the cafe racers were bikers that raced modded motorcycles and rode between 24-hour transport cafes in England. Motorcycle expert Paul d'Orléans and Motorbooks presents Cafe Racers: Speed, Style and Ton-up Culture. Ton-up refers to the British slang for street racers who go beyond 100 miles per hour (ton up) on public roads. This 224-page book covers the history of the movement in chronological order, highlighting key machines from various eras. Pick up this book from Motorbooks online shop.

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