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BMW R80/7 midlife crisis - a usable custom

James Keen, 10 November 2010 09:15

Adam Kay wanted a machine that could be ridden every day and look as cool as any custom - and his R80/7 midlife crisis embodies that perfectly. The donor bike is a BMW R80/7 with a 1978 engine and the frame and forks are from the '81 model. Here's how the project got started, in Adam's own words: "I needed help and I ...

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Kawasaki GPz1100 bargain racer

Scott Redmond, 10 November 2010 09:00

In its day, the GPz1100B1 was the original superbike: big, black, phenomenally fast and, in 1981, Kawasaki’s flagship.  So you’d be mistaken for assuming this GPz-based sprint machine has set its owner back thousands – but you’d be wrong. Instead, owner Eric Frith has spent less than £1000 on the GPz through a mixture of craft and good fortune ending ...

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Rizla Suzuki Kettle 2011 race team

Richard, 13 October 2010 10:41

The Kettle Club will have its usual high standard of bikes on display at the Classic Bike show this weekend at Stafford. Launching its 2011 Calendar it will have two stunning Kettles that have just been finished in time for the show. They first appeared at The Kettle Club's two-stroke Tuesday track day event at Oulton Park at the end of ...

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Britain's Got Biking Talent: seven days to vote!

MCN, 22 September 2010 09:23

There are only seven days left to vote for your favourite bike in this year¹s Britain¹s Got Biking Talent competition with Carole Nash. Thousands of you have already voted on www.britainsgotbikingtalent.co.uk and this year¹s competition is hotter than ever. There is just one week left to help select the 12 finalists that will appear at Carole Nash Motorcycle Live at ...

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Incredible Kawasaki Z650 rebuild

John Westlake, 13 August 2010 17:00

This immaculate 1979 Kawasaki Z650 B3 is a complete nut-and-bolt rebuild undertaken by Dave Ball from Stone in Staffordshire. He’s entered the bike in MCN’s Britain’s Got Biking Talent Competition with Carole Nash which closes in just five days. The amount of work Dave put in is awe-inspiring. Here are just a few of the bike’s highlights: • Wiseco 720cc ...

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Honda CB750 by House Rockers

Pierre Galpin, 15 July 2010 16:37

The world’s first superbike – the Honda CB750 – has received the makeover it deserved courtesy of Japanese tuning firm House Rockers. Find a Honda CB750 for sale The engine is fitted with bigger Wiseco pistons, taking it to 836cc, the frame reinforced in 13 places and aluminium and other lightweight alloy parts have replaced numerous of the steel originals ...

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Ducati 999 beach racer

Pierre Galpin, 12 July 2010 15:00

Developed on the base of a second-hand Ducati 999 this bike was made for high speed beach runs (as its name hints). Created by Haldane’s Motorcycles in New Zealand this bike is equipped with a fully adjustable Nemesis race ECU, which is front-mounted with the battery case and waterproofed, a custom wiring loom, MX top-clamp and bars, a custom race ...

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Shinya Kimura video: Building bikes from the soul

Ped Baker, 25 June 2010 13:59

Legendary Japanese bike builder Shinya Kimura has just released this incredibly beautiful and emotive video about his passion for bike building. Shot in and around his Chabott Engineering workshop in California, Shinya tells the story of his background and reveals the creative methods he uses to build his one-off creations. Owners of Kimura built bikes include Hollywood actor Brad Pitt.

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Breitling Moto Martin Café racer

Ped Baker, 24 June 2010 09:02

This isn't the kind of bike you'd expect to roll out of a shop named Santiago Choppers. Owned and run by prolific custom builder Alan Bernard, Santiago's specialise in trikes and bobbers more than café racers but the Breitling bike proves Alan has more than one trick up his sleeve.  The frame is 1970's vintage Moto Martin and the Kawasaki ...

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Video: The world's wackiest trike?

MCN, 07 June 2010 10:31

This awesome drag car-powered monster is currently laying claim over in the US to be the world's best trike.      Watch the video to see it in action:  

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