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Video: Your very own Yamaha YZR500 replica

MCN, 10 February 2010 08:30

For true GP fans, nothing quite stirs the soul like the two-stroke 500cc V4s which ruled the roost in the late 90s. Now thanks to Mico Products, you can have your very own, fully-working, fully usable Yamaha YZR500 replica for £18,000.      Watch the video for more tech details and a closer look at the Mico YZR500 rep. http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1119137831http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=711881422 // ...

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Triumph Thruxton cafe racer debuts at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show

Marc Potter, 04 February 2010 10:26

This gorgeous Triumph Thruxton special makes its debut on the MCN stand at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show, which opens today. The bike has been bored out to 904cc, has revised throttle bodies and hand-machined yokes, upside down forks and T3 hand-machined brake callipers.  It also features clip-on handlebars, hand-made exhausts and a race-spec digital dash of the kind usually ...

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What the Triumph Street Triple R should have been?

James Keen, 27 January 2010 11:18

MCN reader Tony Hartfield used to own a Triumph Street Triple R, but he found it a bit lacking in certain areas. So he decided to build his own version, based on a new 2009 Triumph Daytona 675. Find a Street Triple for sale The result is a Street Triple R with a kick because it's powered by a full-on 126bhp ...

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Magpul Ronin: A Buell 1125R made beautiful

Peter Baker, 26 January 2010 10:16

If you were one of the people that bought a bargain price 1125R last year and you’re now wondering what to do with it, the menacing and futuristic Magpul Ronin should provide some inspiration.        Read the Buell 1125R review The Ronin’s girder front end, angular bodywork and radical radiator/headlight combination have turned geek into gorgeous. Who’d have guessed that ...

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Wrench Monkee Z750 special

Ped Baker, 22 January 2010 16:21

Famed for the critically acclaimed Gorilla Punch café racer Danish custom builders Wrench Monkees have just finished their latest creation, a stripped out Z750B. More conventional in appearance than their previous bikes,  Monkee #16 features a custom made sub-frame, battery box, seat and a fearsome sounding ‘Megatron’ silencer. The bike was built for a customer so isn’t for sale although ...

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Kawasaki W650 special ‘built over Christmas’

Trevor Franklin, 14 January 2010 09:09

This Kawasaki W650 flat-tracker is one of the best specials to appear this winter, but the builder claims he produced it in his garage over Christmas! We suspect Sean Kynnersley, 40, took rather longer than that, judging by the quality of the execution. Kynnersley said: “I just fancied doing something different – it was a case of why not. I ...

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Roland Sands' Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade streetfighter

Chris Newbigging, 31 December 2009 12:20

This is how a top custom motorcycle builder raises cash for charity – building a slick Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade streetfighter to auction! LA-based custom bike builder and former 250GP racer Roland Sands is well known for custom and sportsbike-based one-offs alike. This Fireblade-based naked is one of his more restrained transformations, but it’s still a great-looking motorcycle that proves that ...

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World’s most expensive chopper – but it comes with a free yacht

Ped Baker, 24 December 2009 08:30

Lubek, Germany custom bike builders House of Thunder have taken the term ‘boys toys’ to a new level. They claim to have built the world’s most expensive chopper - at a whopping £14.2 million! The catch is that it comes with its own (mobile) garage, a 45metre transoceanic yacht! New Antalya/Turkey-based Yacht manufacturer Sunrise Yachts (www.sunriseyachts.com), founded by German Harley-Davidson ...

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Roland Sands' fat-tyred Ducati 1098: picture gallery

Chris Newbigging, 23 December 2009 11:34

In the December 16 issue of MCN we have the full story for Roland Sand’s cool fat-tyred Ducati 1098 – and here online you can see it in all its glory. We couldn’t fit the full image gallery in the paper, so we’ve uploaded them here for your viewing pleasure. Highlights of the motorcycle are a custom swingarm, 250-section rear ...

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Steampunk MV Agusta Café racer

Ped Baker, 22 December 2009 17:43

Seeing a custom bike take shape in the workshop is always fascinating, even more so when the builder is someone as talented and as individual as Chabott Engineering owner Shinya Kimura. Formally of Zero Engineering Japan, Shinya moved to Azusa, California in2006 and has been busy producing his organically crafted steampunk style motorcycles for Hollywood A-listers. His latest creation is ...

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