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Damien Hirst uses Harley-Davidson as a canvas

Andy Downes, 17 April 2009 14:28

The world’s most expensive living artist Damien Hirst has revealed an unusual canvas for his creative talent. Hirst's 'Spin Harley' is a fully functioning Harley-Davidson Softail Cross Bones, which will be up for auction on April 23. The bidding starts at £25,000. Read the Harley-Davidson Cross Bones review  Using multiple vibrant hues, Hirst applied his spin-painting technique - which employs centrifugal force ...

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Kawasaki ER-6n design competition launches

Chris Newbigging, 01 February 2009 17:44

Kawasaki has kicked off its Europe-wide design competition with this custom-painted ER-6n to fire up MCN London Motorcycle Show-goers’ imagination. The competition will see riders from across the continent entering their own ideas for a one-off paint scheme on a new 2009 ER-6n using a special online design facility at www.kawasaki.co.uk/er-6n to create their vision. To kick the competion off ...

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OCC unveils stealth bomber custom

MCN, 16 January 2009 14:20

This weird-looking beast is the latest creation by renown customisers Orange County Choppers. Dubbed the B-2 Stealth Bomber tribute, it’s been built to mark the 20th anniversary in 2009 of the first flight of the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber plane. The bike’s front fairing and fuel tank are styled to resemble the B-2’s cockpit and fuselage, the wheels feature the ...

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Nick Gale completes pricy chop

MCN News Desk, 04 January 2009 09:00

This is one of the first custom choppers in the UK to use high-tech electronics originally developed for cars. The £40,000 Deliverance features a keyless start system in place of the traditional ignition system, and digital displays on the mirrors rather than regular clocks and dials. It was completed by Nick Gale Custom Motorcycles in mid-December. Far from being just a ...

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Buell gets a glorious makeover

Michael Carroll, 29 December 2008 08:00

A clever team of Japanese custom builders has turned Buell’s bug-eyed XB9S Lightning into this stunning café racer-style bike. There’s hardly anything of the donor 2005 bike left, and those parts that remain have been heavily modified. The Glory took Kawasaki-based builders Hide Motorcycle four months to complete. A spokesman said they would normally work with mainstream Harley-Davidson’s, but couldn’t ...

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Are these the ultimate R1 and B-King customs?

MCN News Desk, 24 December 2008 16:30

This American custom-built Yamaha R1 and B King are the latest products of Nick Anglada at Custom Sportbike Concepts in Volusia County, Florida. The R1 was built for a customer who wanted the look of the custom bikes seen so much in the US but without the handling compromises associated with longer swingarms, dropped suspension and massive 300-section rear wheels. This ...

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MCN Daily 09/05/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

Angus Farquhar, 09 May 2008 17:58

In episode 102 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Grimsby becomes more biker friendly, Neukirchner tops the timesheets in Monza and injuries cut the number of riders at Brands Hatch.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email us here to let ...

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Motorcycle to celebrate 70 years of Ace Cafe

Steve Farrell, 16 April 2008 11:59

Ace Cafe owner Mark Wilsmore has teamed up with leading custom motorcycle builder Nick Gale to rebuild 100 motorcycles to mark the 70th anniversary of the venue this year. The Ace Cafe Racers will be 'beautiful and represent the epitome of what cafe racing is all about' say Wilsomore and Gale. But with a 100 cubic inch (1600cc) V-twin motor ...

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Video: The £40,000 Kawasaki ER6

Chris Newbigging, 05 March 2008 15:37

£40,000 buys you a Ducati Desmosedici RR, or a dream garage full of bikes. But 3UpRacing spent the money on this - the four-stroke answer to a 250GP bike, powered by a humble Kawasaki ER-6 engine tuned for 95bhp in a chassis weighing just 110kg wet. You can read the story in this week's MCN, out Wednesday March 5, but ...

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Dustbin Ducati

Chris Newbigging, 10 January 2008 10:17

You wouldn't believe it but  the motorcycle underneath this bizarre hand beaten metal dustbin fairing is a Ducati Monster! The bizarre creation was seen being used by an untraced rider in the US, so little more is known about the machine, but it's hard to imagine the air-cooled engine getting much cooling air through the enclosed aluminium body! Click here ...

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