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Britain’s Got Biking Talent – The 12 winners

The voting has closed and thousands of votes have been cast and here are the 12 winners of Britain’s Got Biking Talent 2011: Harley/Norton café Racer, Andy Teare Norton Rotary Café Racer, David Brown Me + C and J Racing, Gavin Cupit Martek/Suzuki Custom Build, Kevin Roberts Honda RC162 Hailwood Tribute, Martin Dyke Allsorts Handmade, Morgan Price Harley-Davidson WLC Custome, Nick Gale Moto Guzzi Le Mans ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 23 September 2011

Hand built 'retro' is 125 money

With continuing resurgence in interest in 70s and 80s superbikes, riders are once again buying bikes from their youth. But unless you're after a true 'classic' version - ie original and standard - there are two problems with that: first you'll quickly learn that their performance leaves a lot to be desired, particularly from a modern perspective. And secondly, many ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 19 August 2011

Suzuki GSX1400 custom voted “Best Jap” at Bulldog Bash

This radically altered Suzuki GSX1400 is now an award-winning custom, having topped the “Best Jap” category at the “Custom Show” of this weekend’s 25th annual Bulldog Bash in Warwickshire. Built by Luke Reed from Hengrove, Bristol, the 1402cc inline four engine of the Japanese roadster appears to be the only part of the original bike remaining. Find a Suzuki GSX1400 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 15 August 2011

My custom 1996 Kawasaki Vulcan 800

I traded an old BMW for this '96 Kawasaki Vulcan 800. I thought it looked like a good candidate for a chop job, so over time this is what I did. I stripped it and sold off the good parts on Ebay. I then picked up junk parts to assemble what you see. It includes an old Harley police seat ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 05 August 2011

Sturgis-winning Harley-Davidson comes to Manchester

This is Strike II, one of the winners at last year’s world custom bike building championship at Sturgis, which is now making it’s first public UK appearance at special Harley exhibition in Manchester. Built by Shaw Harley-Davidson of Sussex the ‘40s-style ‘Speedster’ is based on a 2010 Crossbones and features a hand-made rear fender, special petrol tank, 1940s style handlebars ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 01 August 2011

Deus Yamaha SR custom dirt tracker

The Oddjob is Sydney based Deus' latest pared-down dirt track inspired take on the Yamaha SR500. The original air-cooled 499cc single cylinder was bored out to 542cc and blueprinted by Carl Batley of Cafe Racer, with a Carillo rod thrown in for good measure. A Keihin FCR39 carb lets the motor breathe and a high-level exhaust completes the performance mods. ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 15 July 2011

RSD Tony Hawk custom Harley-Davidson

This is the second Tony Hawk project bike that Roland Sands Design (RSD) have built for the Tony Hawk Foundation, which raises money to help build skate parks in low income cities in the US. Based on the Harley-Davidson Sportster XL Nightster, the bike features the RSD café kit, Boss Wheels, Turbine air cleaner, master cylinder cap, new café seat ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 15 July 2011

Dominator transformed into desert racer

This 1997 Honda Dominator encapsulates the notion of transforming a sow's ear into a silk purse. This is third Dominator that Welshman Andrew Greenland has transformed with a total rebuild, shedding the dated plastics for a pared down retro desert racer style. Modifications include gold anodised 17" rims front and rear, custom hand-made seat unit, Baja designs headlamp and CG125 fuel tank. ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 08 July 2011

Custom Hulk and Captain America bikes

Here are two bikes I saw at a show with amazing paint jobs. A lot of work must have been put into these bikes!

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 07 July 2011

Build your own electric road racer

Mavizen, the organisers of the electric TT, have dramatically slashed the cost of buying an electric race bike, to less than £8000. There’s just one catch – you’ll have to build it yourself. This is no DIY home-build special though. The Mavizen LEO.X can only be bought as a complete package, which includes a five-day college course on electrical theory, ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 01 July 2011

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