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Modern Classics - Wrench Monkee customs for sale

Ped Baker, 12 November 2009 14:12

Danish custom builders Wrenchmonkees are auctioning off two of their most famous custom bikes, Monkees number 7 and number 11 (otherwise known as Gorilla Punch). Monkee 7 is a nicely made but fairly typical hard tail, Harley powered bobber but the pick of the two is the Gorilla punch café racer. Starting life as a Honda CB750, the Gorilla punch ...

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World's first stereo swingarm!

Chris Newbigging, 10 October 2009 15:30

Custom motorcycle parts don’t get much more ludicrous than the subwoofer-equipped swingarm on this Suzuki TL1000S! Created by ABW Designs in Virginia, the tubular steel swingarm is not only set up to accept a 300-section back tyre (standard is 190-section) but also house a subwoofer box! A pair of speakers in the fairing openings provide the sound to go with ...

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Blackswan to build 1000bhp electric drag bike

Gary Pinchin, 11 September 2009 17:31

Team Blackswan are based in Bristol and are developing several electric motorcycle projects including the building of a 1000bhp lithium electric drag bike. This is being used as a rolling test-bed to develop the powerplant for the boat and car & to take on the Americans Kilacycle which in Scotty Pollacheck’s hands has run a 7.89s @ 168mph standing quarter-mile. ...

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Video: the coolest scooter you've ever seen

Guy Procter, 01 September 2009 09:26

We love the 172cc 2Evil dragster from French scooter tuning house MXS Custom. Here you can see it in action despatching the 150m scooter drag strip (and annihilating the competition) in a smidge under six seconds. Deeply impressive two-stroke lunacy.

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Höly Kawasaki ER-6

Rupert Paul, 18 June 2009 16:01

Specs Chassis2004 ZX-6R forks, 2003 Z1000 yokes, ABM discs, rear master cylinder and rear caliper, Wilbers shock. Emil Schwarz bearings (www.emilschwarz.de), Bridgestone 003 tyres. 182kg with a full tank. Engine13.8:1 compression, Höly cams, gas flowed ports, stock valves and pistons, modified ZX-10R injector bodies, stock airbox with big, heat-shrouded intake, Power Commander, SR Racing exhaust, Akrapovic Yamaha R6 silencer, R6 ...

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One-off Ecosse factory special for sale

Chris Newbigging, 18 June 2009 14:01

One-off showcase bikes from respected manufacturers don’t usually hit the classified ads. So MCN was surprised to see this Heretic from exclusive manufacturer Ecosse up for sale for £40,500. Built to showcase the work of the American firm, the Heretic C is finished in black with orange pin-striping and coated in a matte-finish lacquer. As standard, it packs a 130bhp, ...

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World's fastest scooter!

dave hoy, 02 June 2009 21:57

On the 30/05/2009 we at TDR Scooters rocked up at santa pod raceway and ran a standing start 1/4 in 11.9037 at 108.27 mph. This was backed up on the same day with an 11.9760 at 105.73 mph, thus beating the curent world record for a single cylinder 178 cc fully automatic twist and go scooter!

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Video: Supercharged Honda Blackbird

MCN, 02 June 2009 10:30

This Honda Blackbird is fitted with a supercharger, giving it 65bhp and 24lb-ft of torque more than a standard machine. Watch the video for a technical explaination and some high speed runs from MCN's Rupert Paul.   Supercharged Blackbird on the dyno Read the full story in this week's MCN, on sale Jun 3. http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid771491905http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=711881422 // By use of this code ...

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My modified Honda Blackbird

Howard Abel, 01 June 2009 20:32

I have modded my 2001 Honda CBR1100-XX to replicate the Technical Sports Racing bikes in Japan. All of the best possible items have been used. I hope the pictures speak for themselves.

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World’s first sexy Goldwing?

Guy Procter, 01 June 2009 15:52

Yes, it’s a Honda Goldwing – stripped-back, straight-barred and oozing a purpose and poise Honda never intended for it. Danish film production designer Lars Nielson set about a 1976-model GL1000 to see if a sportier, lighter, faster ’Wing lay within, and boy did he find it. “I also found great joy in pissing-off my Brit-bike riding friends by building a Honda ...

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