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Cafe Racer TV Sneak Peek: Part 1

August 29th, 2011 3 comments

This coming October, British Customs will be featured in three episodes of Cafe Racer TV, airing on
HD Theater/Velocity by Discovery. We wanted to give you a sneak peak on what we worked on with them.

Check out how we took a stock Triumph Thruxton, stripped it down:

And turned it into this:

Stay tuned for more info on this bike build and see how simple it is to customize your own bike with British Customs. Watch full episodes in October and see the Boz Bros, Eric and Ben Bostrom, give their reviews of our Cafe Racer custom bike.

Bike of the Month Winner in Cafe Racer Magazine

August 28th, 2011 No comments

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Winning the British Customs Bike of the Month Contest sure has a lot of perks. Not only do you win a $100 gift certificate to British Customs, but you and your bike are also featured on our website, Facebook and Twitter. We had another surprise for our latest Bike of the Month winner, Rahoul Ghose; his Triumph Thruxton is featured in the latest issue of Cafe Racer Magazine.

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British Customs Featured in Cafe Racer Magazine

August 26th, 2011 1 comment

Have you picked up the latest issue of Cafe Racer Magazine? British Customs is featured in a two-page spread in the Aug/Sept issue. Check out the scans below to read the full article and  learn a little bit more about British Customs.

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“Solus” by Ricki Bedenbaugh

August 15th, 2011 2 comments

Ricki Bedenbaugh recently directed this great video of a cafe racer on empty streets in Downtown LA and Long Beach. While it’s not a Triumph, we thought all cafe racers would enjoy seeing this short. Ricki focuses most of his talents on skateboarding projects, but we really enjoyed his first motorcycle video! Congrats, Ricki!

This Yamaha SR500 was built by Lossa Engineering and featured on the first season of Cafe Racer TV. We can’t wait to see what he comes up with for his next project.

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Lossa Engineering Open House

August 12th, 2011 No comments

British Customs Lossa Open House

We hope that everyone in the LA area was able to come out to the Lossa Engineering open house this past Sunday. We had a great time hanging out with Jay LaRossa, Eric Bostrom, KROQ, and all the bike enthusiasts. For everyone that wasn’t able to make it to the event, check out what you missed below.

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Cafe Racer TV Website

August 10th, 2011 No comments

Last week, the new season of Cafe Racer TV premiered on Velocity by Discovery / HD Theater. Get a sneak peek on what British Customs did for Cafe Racer TV by checking out the builders section of their website. Plus, keep up with us on our blog, and we’ll give you a bigger sneak peek on what we did to that 2011 Triumph Thruxton for the show. Episodes featuring British Customs air in October.

Velocity’s Cafe Racer TV – Season 2 Trailer

August 1st, 2011 No comments

We’ve been waiting all summer for Cafe Racer TV to come back on the air and we’re only just a couple of days away. Cafe Racer TV now airs on Velocity by Discovery (formerly on Discovery’s HD Theater). Season two premiers on August 3rd. Keep watching all season and see British Customs featured on three episodes in October! Check your local listings for more details.

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Please Help: Lizbeth Pina Memorial Fund

June 17th, 2011 No comments

We have sad news to report. Our friends at Doug Douglas Motorcycles have notified us that Lizbeth Pina has passed away over the weekend. She was just 20-years-old, attending Cal State San Bernardino aspiring to become a registered nurse. The Pina Family needs help raising money to help pay for a nice memorial service that Lizbeth deserves. If you can help, please follow the link below to make a donation.

Thank you and our condolences go out to the Pina Family.

http://www.gofundme.com/Lizbeth-Pina

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Oops! Can you find the error?

June 13th, 2011 2 comments

Last week, we shared with you the Wreck to Winner article from Cafe Racer Magazine featuring British Customs. In that same issue, we ran an ad that had an error. Can you find it? First five people to email us the correct answer will receive 15% off their next order*! (Email your answer to pr@british-customs.com by Thursday, June 16.)  We’ll post the answer this Friday in the comments field.


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If you’re not one of the first five to get the correct answer, you can still take advantage of the 10% discount offer on the Cafe Racer ad. See ad for promo code.

*Cannot be combined with any other offer.

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Rebuilding a 20k Triumph Bonneville Engine with Cafe Racer

June 9th, 2011 No comments

Have you checked us out in the June/July issue of Cafe Racer? As part of Cafe Racer Magazine’s Wreck to Winner Bonneville Project, British Customs helped rebuild the 20,000-mile engine on this Triumph 2005 T-100 Bonneville. As we mentioned last month, they tested our cams, head work, manifolds and more.

See the results and read the entire article just after the jump!

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