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Video: 1973 Z1 Daytona top speed record run

Dan Thornton, 16 May 2007 05:30

In MCN this week, we test the Kawasaki Z1 1000 and Honda 400/4 against their modern day equivalents, the Kawasaki Z1000 and Honda CB600F Hornet. And to honour the legendary Z1, we've found a clip of Yvon DuHamel riding at Daytona in 1973.  Three Daytonas broke records, with DuHamel riding a Yoshimura-prepped Z1 to a 160.199mph lap. Two less-modified Z's ...

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Win a custom paint course worth £1390

Dan Thornton, 16 May 2007 04:00

Ever wanted to be able to produce brilliant custom paint jobs? You could learn the tricks of the professionals with £1390-worth of tuition for the price of a stamp. Custom finishing firm Paint my Ride are offering one lucky MCN reader the chance to enrol on their 11-day course for free, and all you have to do is send us ...

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Stunning limited-edition 675

Ben Purvis, 08 April 2007 08:00

Jack Lilley Motorcycles are planning to offer an extremely limited-edition run of Triumph Daytona 675s in this JPS-inspired paint scheme. No more than five of the bikes will be offered, at £8999. As well as the paint, they get a range of parts from Triumph’s accessories catalogue and several other components including high-spec Prezzo Racing brake and clutch levers.

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Kijima Monster S4R

Ben Purvis, 07 April 2007 09:00

While most top-end European tuners specialise in making Japanese bikes go faster, in Japan the trend is to take expensive and exotic European machines and make them even more exclusive. Kojima’s Ducati S4R is a perfect example. Revealed at the Tokyo Motorcycle show, it’s based on the stock Monster S4R, the bike is completely transformed with the addition of a ...

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Saxon Choppers for the UK

Ben Purvis, 07 April 2007 06:30

American-made Saxon choppers could become available as complete bikes in the UK in the near future, as the firm’s European distributor is trying to find a British importer. The firm currently offers two machines in Europe, the Warlord and Firestorm. Both are 1566cc V-twins weighing in at nearly 300kg, the Firestorm offering a low-slung look while the Warlord has more ...

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Active Hayabusa gets supercharger

Ben Purvis, 05 April 2007 10:04

Massively-powerful turbo Hayabusas might normally be the realm of American tuners but Japanese tuner Active has created its own take on the theme for the Tokyo Motorcycle Show. The firm has opted against the normal turbocharger in favour of a Rotrex supercharger, cranking power up to over 250bhp. The supercharger is plumbed into a one-off air intake plenum, offering up ...

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More mental Yamaha R6 pictures

Andy Downes, 20 March 2007 11:16

This is the latest computer image from Swedish engineer Mikael Tiainen who is building what might well turn out to be one of the most extreme bikes of all time – a 240bhp, turbocharged and two-wheel drive Yamaha R6. This image shows the engine and an adapted hydraulic front wheel primary drive that will be connected to an Ohlins two-wheel ...

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