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Thruxton Café racer special from Pure Triumph

Ped Baker, 11 January 2010 13:36

When the World’s largest Triumph dealer decides to build a café racer you'd expect something pretty special – and this Thruxton-based machine from Pure Triumph is just that. Just about everything that can be changed has been, only the chassis and engine internals remain unchanged from the stock 2009 donor bike. The list of custom parts is phenomenally long but ...

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Krazy Horse brings Samurai Choppers to the UK

Ped Baker, 08 January 2010 16:28

Bury St Edmunds based custom shop Krazy Horse has been chosen by exclusive Japanese chopper builder Zero Engineering to set up a new European dealer network and distribute it's range of Samurai Choppers. With rich and famous owners (including Hollywood star Brad Pitt) Zero built choppers have achieved semi cult-status and have been featured in the 2008 blockbuster movie Iron ...

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American custom builders headline Yokohama Show

Gary Pinchin, 25 December 2009 11:00

The 18th annual Mooneyes Hot Road and Custom Show at Yokohama is the biggest event of the year for the custom bike enthusiasts in Japan. 650 motorcycles. 250 cars. 220 trade stands. 15,000 fans. The guest list included: Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top, actress Candy Clark as "Debbie" from the original motion picture, American Graffiti! Sculptor Jeff Decker. Artist Keith ...

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Retro café: Lossa Hondas

Gary Pinchin, 24 December 2009 08:30

California-based Lossa Engineering specializes in café racers, vintage restorations and street-legal race bikes. We’re talking bikes like this latest hot-rod Honda CB75O – styled in the image of a classic Joe Bar French café: clip-ons, stock pegs, slender tank and instead of the usual hump-pad – an XR750 dirttrack seat. Jay at Lossa, is a former award-winning truck and car ...

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One-off Ducati Hypermotard to star in new Vinnie Jones movie

James Keen, 09 December 2009 11:42

This special Ducati Hypermotard from Red Dog Superbikes was built for a new film called 'Fight Back', set to star Vinnie Jones and Danny Dyer.  Find a Ducati Hypermotard for sale Read the Ducati Hypermotard review  To compliment the one-off graffiti paint job, the Red Dog Hypermotard is covered in carbon - the rear hugger, engine casing, side panels, tank cover and mudguard ...

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Resident Evil 'Murdercycle' in production

Ped Baker, 07 December 2009 15:25

Ever wondered what a computer game made into a motorcycle would look like? Me neither, but computer games giant Capcom have and they've commissioned specialist builder Savage Cycles to create it. Called the Resident Evil 'Murdercycle' the 'post apocalyptic zombie murdering machine' features a number of 'real' weapons such as an airsoft shotgun and pistol plus a combat knife strapped ...

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Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash: Ducati Monster Chop

Laura Kennerley, 30 November 2009 14:57

Owner: Lee Robinson, 37, from Blackpool  Why this bike? I wanted to build something the same size as me! I’m 6ft 4in, and decided to build a nice chopper like I’d seen them do on TV. Modifications: I wanted it to have the characteristics of a Ducati, but with a few inches added in here and there to make it ...

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Did my Speed Triple SE inspire Triumph?

Anonymous, 11 November 2009 19:03

I think Triumph have nick my paint job idea? It's a Triumph speed triple 1050 2008 I use it everyday and I've covered 15000 miles so far.

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Café racer builders, Japanese style

Ped Baker, 07 November 2009 13:00

Custom built café racers are usually the domain of the back street garage.Small teams working out of cramped lock-ups, producing personal and unique machines. But in Japan there's one firm that does it a little differently. Ritmo Sereno are a west Tokyo based bike shop that specialise in BMW R80 and R90 based café racers. The bikes they produce are ...

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MCN Live: Show and shine highlights - customs and modern classics

MCN, 04 October 2009 18:00

Here are some of the best bikes from the customs and modern classics category of the Show and Shine contest at MCN Live. The customs and modern classics categories are always hard to judge because of the wide range of bikes that enter.

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