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Roland Sands KTM café racer

Marc Abbott, 21 May 2010 16:59

It seems everything Roland Sands touches turns to gold, and this new KTM café racer project looks like being no exception. Although still a work in progress, details are emerging from Sands HQ. Based on a KTM 530EXC, the plan is to ditch everything above the bodywork. Clip-ons and dual-coloured KTM wheels have been added (the computer mock-up pictured here ...

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'Distressed' Harley Road King Custom

Ped Baker, 28 April 2010 10:26

Distressing chrome and paintwork has been popular in the custom car world for some time but this is the first time we've seen it applied to a Bagger Harley. Chris from Fox Custom Paint and Ric Greene from Southeast Custom Cycles (both based in Carolina USA) began working on the 2005 Road King custom when they noticed how much attention ...

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Sheene tribute bike at Goodwood

John Westlake, 24 March 2010 09:36

This is the Icon Sheene – a 250bhp turbocharged tribute to the late great Barry Sheene. The bike – which is revealed in this week’s MCN – was designed and built by Andrew Morris who has dubbed it ‘the ultimate road bike’. Morris said: “Barry Sheene was a hero – of mine and everyone else. I believe the Icon Sheene ...

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New 123bhp Speed Triple rival

Chris Newbigging, 29 January 2010 16:33

Dutch chassis guru Nico Bakker has built a sexy rival to Triumph’s Speed Triple using the brilliant engine from Suzuki’s TL1000R V-twin. The 123bhp 996cc motor was one of the best engines of the 1990s, but was let down by an inadequate chassis. The surge in naked bike sales has prompted Bakker to rehome the TL lump in a Speed ...

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Bugatti Veyron inspired chopper

Laura Kennerley, 08 December 2009 17:55

A lucky Hong Kong biker, who has just taken delivery of a £1m Bugatti Veyron has commissioned Waltz Hardcore Cycles to create this matching bike. The Veyron China 1 has been 18 months in the making and is based on the limited Iceman chassis – developed for F1 driver Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari chopper. The tech spec for the bike has ...

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Stunning boardtrack replica from Motor Rock

Peter Baker, 07 August 2009 16:03

Spotted on Japanese chopper builders website Motor Rock this stunning boardtrack replica is powered by what looks like an engine from a Suzuki GN125. There aren't any details about the bike on the site except the name 'motor69'. At first glance the frame looks conventional until you notice the swingarm is about four inches long and probably only gives minimal ...

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Ducati Desmosedici RR at G8 Summit

MCN, 09 July 2009 15:01

A Ducati Desmosedici RR with a one-off paint job suggested by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will be showcased at the G8 Summit of world leaders this week, before being auctioned. The graphics incorporate the G8 logo, emphasizing the choice to hold the summit  in L’Aquila, the Italian city at the heart of the earthquake that hit the Abruzzo region ...

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Slammin' Ducati 749

Phil West, 03 July 2009 11:47

Ducati’s 749 sportster isn’t the obvious choice for US customisers wanted their ‘slammed’ low, long and lean look, but that’s exactly what’s happened here. Find a Ducati 749 for sale Created by Gooichi Motorsports of Pittsburg it’s been fitted with with a stretched swingarm, custom-built exhaust, 18-inch spoked wheels, custom rear shock and more. Read the Ducati 749 review ‘I ...

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See Roland Sand’s BuHell in action

Laura Kennerley, 19 June 2009 15:17

Watch custom guru Roland Sands ride his latest custom creation – a modified Buell, branded the BuHell. Former racer Sands “abuses it in all its glory” and talks about the bikes creation in this short vid. Watch the video here He said: “Building this bike was a little touch of Hell, that’s why we called it the BuHell. Over a ...

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How the R1200GS should look

Guy Procter, 28 April 2009 15:49

US aftermarket parts-supplier Andrew Serbinski loves the ride but hates the look of his R1200GS so much he’s completely redesigned it. And in developing the new bodywork he's pioneering a new way of producing parts in a process he likens to simply 'printing them out'. The R1200GSM reduces the parts-count and 'visual clutter' of the popular adventure bike, which Serbinsky ...

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