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Parker Brothers Choppers: If you build it, they will come

Ped Baker, 21 April 2011 16:01

As you've probably guessed by the 'Green Machine' three wheeler, Florida based Parker Brothers Choppers aren't your usual brand of southern state bike builders. Self confessed movie nuts Shanon and Marc have carved a niche within the chopper niche by building replicas of 'movie star' bikes and machines to showcase their passion and technical prowess. The most successful of the ...

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Kott Motorcycles, an American take on the café racer

Austin Lindberg, 15 April 2011 17:39

Kott Motorcycles is at the fore of the café racer revolution in the states. Based outside of LA, this shop specialises in converting 1970s Japanese motorcycles into a custom American take on the style Britain made famous in the late 1950s. As MCN showed you Café Cowboy, we thought we’d give you some photos of what liberties Kott Motorcycles are ...

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New Kawasaki ZX-10R gets mean (not green) makeover

Guy Procter, 01 April 2011 17:02

Kawasaki’s new ZX-10R may have lost the outright power battle with the BMW S1000RR and the handling scrap to Aprilia’s RSV4 APRC but it’s determined to walk away from the tussles head held high in the styling department. To that end Kawasaki USA’s taken the big Ninja to the ‘king of custom sportsbikes’ Robert Fisher, boss of Florida’s Roaring Toyz, ...

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Carpy's latest CB750 cafe racer

MCN, 25 February 2011 17:55

This is Carpy's latest Honda CB750-based creation which shows exactly why his work is in such demand by everyone from rock stars to your average, well, rocker. Dubbed the Cyclone, the bike follows Carpy's usual recipe of SOHC CB750 rolling chassis then given the cafe racer treatment plus a mind-boggling degree of rebuilding, re-finishing and customising. Read more in this ...

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Ducati Hypermotard custom

Dan Aspel, 01 February 2011 12:01

From insurance write-off to back-road scratcher, this customised Hypermotard is proof of what a little dedication and imagination can produce. Bought for a pittance after a low-side crash deemed to costly to repair, owner Michael Vis had a new tank, sub-frame and exhaust fabricated. The big challenge was keeping the bike's lean, edgy look while making the most of suitable ...

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Back to front, upside down 2000cc triple!

Chris Newbigging, 14 January 2011 12:25

No, it’s not a computer mock-up – that engine really is upside down! And it’s going in to small-scale production too.  The Nembo Super 32 Rovescio is the brainchild of Italian designer Daniele Sabatini, who was inspired by the style of air-cooled engines but wanted the inverted cylinder design of World War II plane engines too. “I like air-cooled motors ...

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CobraUSA RS750 retro specials

Dan Aspel, 26 December 2010 08:00

Cobra USA's "Special Projects Division" have taken two Honda RS750s and decided to completely change their look.   The first has become a CL77 Scrambler 305 look-a-like, while the second is patterned after a 1980s flat-track bike. Cobra claim the transition was easy: "amazingly, there was no major surgery involved in turning the first bike from a 2010-model RS750 into a 1960s-style ...

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Britain's Got Biking Talent winner announced

MCN, 30 November 2010 16:05

The winners of the Britain's Got Biking Talent with Carole Nash competition were announced on the first day of Motorcycle Live... This Yoshimura replica Suzuki GSX-R1000 owned by Stephen Stone scooped the top prize. The winning bike is an exact replica - including a British Superbike spec engine tune - of the 2006 Yoshimura endurance racer.  Second palce went to a ...

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Kawasaki Versys on safari

Dan Aspel, 23 November 2010 16:48

If you’re hoping to take a bike on Safari, this may be just what you need. Taking a stock Kawasaki Versys, Earnshaws of Huddersfield have loaded it up with a host of extras a Savannah rider might need, including: 33L Trekker side cases, Hella micro fog lamps, Nitron adjustable shock, Givi crash bars, sat nav, Kawasaki vario screen and chunky ...

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Unofficial Ferrari trike powered by Hayabusa engine

Dan Aspel, 18 October 2010 13:56

This Ferrari F1-themed trike was originally a Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa. The mechanics are largely unchanged, the work being focussed on the red, decal-laquered frame and rear wheels, turning the standard supersports bike into a unique tribute to the Italian F1 team. The trike was built by Japanese custom guru Yokosuka Johnny, who counts a Honda 1800GL Goldwing amongst his previous ...

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