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Shinya Kimura video: Building bikes from the soul

Ped Baker, 25 June 2010 13:59

Legendary Japanese bike builder Shinya Kimura has just released this incredibly beautiful and emotive video about his passion for bike building. Shot in and around his Chabott Engineering workshop in California, Shinya tells the story of his background and reveals the creative methods he uses to build his one-off creations. Owners of Kimura built bikes include Hollywood actor Brad Pitt.

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Breitling Moto Martin Café racer

Ped Baker, 24 June 2010 09:02

This isn't the kind of bike you'd expect to roll out of a shop named Santiago Choppers. Owned and run by prolific custom builder Alan Bernard, Santiago's specialise in trikes and bobbers more than café racers but the Breitling bike proves Alan has more than one trick up his sleeve.  The frame is 1970's vintage Moto Martin and the Kawasaki ...

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Video: The world's wackiest trike?

MCN, 07 June 2010 10:31

This awesome drag car-powered monster is currently laying claim over in the US to be the world's best trike.      Watch the video to see it in action:  

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Keith Flint’s new sorted GSX-R1000

Michael Neeves, 04 June 2010 14:58

The Prodigy’s lead singer Keith Flint is a track day fanatic who’s recently taken delivery of a very special GSX-R1000 built by the same people – Crescent – who put together Tommy Hill’s BSB-leading bike.     In next week’s MCN – out June 9 – we reveal what happens when Keith enters his first race for years. In the meantime, ...

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Triumph Street Triple Tracker

Chris Newbigging, 04 June 2010 14:30

German dealer Motorcorner is putting this sexy Street Triple R-based Street Tracker on sale for £12,000.  Read the Triumph Street Triple R review The transformation is an unusual twist for Triumph’s middleweight naked and is the first special to mimic the classic flat-track racers.   In next week’s MCN – out Wednesday June 9 – we reveal the full story of ...

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Radical RAD02 Corsa built on-line

Ped Baker, 24 March 2010 16:49

We've featured bikes from Spanish builder Radical on this site before, most recently the Dirt Guzzi and the Imola Café racer. And while there's no doubt they produce some droolworthy motorcycles, until now we've only seen the fully finished machines. Now Radical are putting together one of their 1100 Monster engined RAD02 Corsa specials on a blog so you can ...

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Harley XR1200 gets Storz Performance make-over

Andy Downes, 15 February 2010 17:15

Harley-Davidson’s XR1200 flat-track style road bike has been given a complete performance and handling makeover by American firm Storz Performance. Find a Harley-Davidson XR1200 for sale The basic 2010 XR1200 has had work done to suspension, wheels, brakes, exhaust, handlebars and seat unit. This show bike has just been finished by Steve Storz – boss of the Storz Performance; an ...

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MCN Motorcycle Show Video: T3 Thruxton 904 Special

MCN, 05 February 2010 11:04

This gorgeous Triumph Thruxton special makes its debut on the MCN stand at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show. The bike has been bored out to 904cc, has revised throttle bodies and hand-machined yokes, upside down forks and T3 hand-machined brake calipers.           Find a Triumph Thruxton for sale Video: 2010 Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show preview http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1119137831http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=711881422 // By ...

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Jack Lilley customised Triumph Bonneville SE and Scrambler

Chris Newbigging, 31 December 2009 12:21

Triumph dealer Jack Lilley has completed its latest customised Bonneville one-offs, based on a Bonneville SE and a Scrambler. A brand-new Bonneville SE – the new-for-2009 interpretation of the 1979 Bonneville T140D with cast wheels – and a Scrambler have been taken apart and rebuilt with subtle but classy modifications before the bikes were even registered. The Bonneville SE is ...

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YZ450 Café racer

Ped Baker, 18 December 2009 15:46

Details on this YZ450 engined café racer are scant but it's such a beautifully designed and finished machine we had to share it with you. YZ450 motors have been used in race bikes before, most notably in the Supermono race series but this is the first time we've seen the engine used in a 60's style café racer. The drilled ...

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