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Yamaha SR500 given dirt-track style

MCN, 04 March 2011 17:20

This Yamaha-based SR500 flat-tracker is the latest creation from the German customiser behind the Ducati Monster Scrambler, Jens vom Brauck. Dubbed the D-Track, at the machine's heart is an SR500 engine and frame. Modifications include a machined alloy swingarm, Harley-Davidson Sportster-style tank, black alloy wire rims, Wilbers shocks and high, dirt-track style Supertrapp exhaust, with many of the accessories from ...

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Sanctuary's modernised Japanese classics

Chris Newbigging, 12 January 2011 15:34

Before reading this, take another look at these extraordinary Japanese-made specials - they're worth gazing at again.  Made by Sanctuary in Japan, they’re just some of the examples of the workshop’s ability to turn Japan’s best superbikes from the 70s and 80s into technically-modernised machines retaining all the charm and style of the original.  Z-series Kawasakis (and American market KZs) are ...

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Cagiva Mito gets Honda CRF450X engine revamp

Marc Cernicky, 07 January 2011 17:01

This Cagiva Mito has been given a new lease of life thanks to a Honda CRF450X enduro four-stroke engine and 14 months of work by owner John Zainer.  Find a Cagiva Mito for sale Don’t be fooled by the near standard looks of the bike, this is a comprehensive engineering makeover that has taken a 30bhp two-stroke Cagiva Mito and ...

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Radical Ducati GT1000 special

Andy Downes, 06 January 2011 16:56

This stunning Ducati is the work of Spanish Ducati specialists Radical Ducati and gives a complete retro café racer look to the Ducati GT1000 Sport Classic. Find a Ducati GT1000 for sale Radical Ducati specialises in tweaking and tuning Ducatis and has plenty of experience in taking standard bikes of all types and making them different.   This bike is called ...

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'Better than new' Honda CR500R

Dan Aspel, 07 December 2010 10:01

This restored 1991 Honda CR500R has been repaired and customised to “better than new” condition. The 20-year-old dirt bike has had a full engine rebuild and redesign – complete with rebored cylinders and smoothed cylinder heads – as well as custom clocks, ignition coils, steering stem, sprockets, suspension, brakes… in fact it’s hard to find a single nut, bolt or ...

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Britten V1000

Dan Aspel, 18 November 2010 11:53

The Britten V1000 was designed in 1991 by maverick bike builder John Britten. It boasted a carbon fibre frameless chassis as well as carbon fibre wheels. The front suspension was an adjustable double wishbone girder-type, and the 999 cc V-twin made 160 bhp. Accolades won by the one-of-a-kind bike were: 1992 - won the Dutch round of the Battle of ...

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Cooley-rep next for XR69 man

MCN, 05 November 2010 17:17

The re-creator of the Suzuki XR69 ‘80s-style works racers which stormed this year’s Manx classic is about to start on his next project – a replica of this glorious classic Yoshimura Suzuki endurance racer. John Sims of Silverstone-based Trident Engineering, which historically based its business on Triumph and BSA triples, sprang to greater prominence this year by producing a hugely ...

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Milan bike show: Honda’s retro minimotos

Chris Newbigging, 05 November 2010 16:45

Never mind the CBR600F and Crossrunner – these exquisite minimotos were the bikes grabbing MCN’s attention on the Milan show Honda stand. The six bikes are mini-me versions of Honda road and race bikes from years gone by. They’re not just painted Chinese minibikes either – each has it’s own chassis crafted to look like the original, with the correct ...

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Matrix Streetfighter

Anonymous, 02 September 2010 10:16

I was speaking to Neevesy last year about my Ducati Streetfighter when he was testing his. It has gone through some changes since I last spoke to him. Basically I wanted something different so decided that if they made another Matrix film and used a Ducati, they should use a fighter. It's been sprayed Matrix green and had special Matrix stickers placed where the ...

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Honda CB550 Cafe Racer

Dan Aspel, 04 August 2010 17:21

This mouth-watering cafe racer started its life as 1977 Honda CB550F. Far from leaving it to rust, its owner stripped it down to its frame, blasted and repainted it and then began to rebuild from scratch.  Adding a Benjis fibreglass tank and tail set, Buell headlights, CB200 guages, and clubman bars formed the basis of the new creation. New spokes ...

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