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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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Metalflake making a comeback

Ped Baker, 19 March 2010 15:53

It’s true that nothing is original and fashion is cyclic but when it comes to metalflake that’s no bad thing.  Invented in the 1930’s by painting innovator John Morton (who created the finish by adapting aluminium roof coating paint) Commercial Metalflake paints didn’t become widely available until the 1960’s. The outrageously OTT finish gained huge popularity in the custom car ...

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Triumph Thruxton JPS tribute

Ped Baker, 18 March 2010 17:20

Even if the black and gold paintscheme is a little confused (Norton are associated with JPS not Triumph) there’s no denying the quality of this modded Thruxton. Built by Austrian Triumph dealer Jurgen Schnaller and called the ‘Greymouth’ the bike features flat side Keihin carbs, Raask exhaust, high compression pistons, ported and polished head and high lift camshafts. Schnaller is ...

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Storz XR1200S for sale in the UK

Ped Baker, 12 March 2010 12:28

The only one of its kind in the UK, this Storz XR1200S has just been put up for sale on motorcyclenews.com.    Click here to view the ad Based on a 2000 1200cc Sportster, the XR is built from kit parts imported directly from US based XR specialists Storz components. Only the frame, swing-arm and engine remain from the donor ...

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Daytona Bike Week Classic and custom auction - part 2

Ped Baker, 05 March 2010 11:17

Here is the second part of our online special highlighting the best bits from Daytona Bike week. We've picked out the best bits, but all the pre registered lots can be seen here http://www.batorauctions.com/ The auction begins Saturday March 6th and you can watch the bidding live via webcam http://www.ustream.tv/channel/daytona-classic-motorcycle-auction 1998 Confederate American GTThe GT is a two-year model and this is ...

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Daytona Bike Week Classic and custom auction - part 1

Ped Baker, 05 March 2010 11:03

Daytona Bike week isn't just beards, burgers and bikinis. The annual classic and custom auction is a yearly highlight for collectors and bargain hunters worldwide. We've picked out the best bits, all the pre registered lots can be seen here http://www.batorauctions.com/ The auction begins Saturday March 6th and you can watch the bidding live via webcam http://www.ustream.tv/channel/daytona-classic-motorcycle-auction 1929 Indian 101 Scout ...

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Kawasaki W650 ‘Doue’ flat tracker special for sale

Ped Baker, 03 February 2010 15:25

The stunning Kawasaki W650 based flat-tracker featured in the January 20 edition of MCN is up for sale at £6999. Built in record time over the Christmas holidays, owner Sean Kynnersley created the flat track look by modifying the W650 subframe, fitting Harley bodywork and a Honda CMX cruiser tank. The engine is in stock tune but fitted with 36mm Mikuni ...

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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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Italian built Triumph Scrambler special in production

Ped Baker, 22 January 2010 15:26

Milan based firm TPR have launched their first production special, this stunning Urban Scrambler. Based around the Triumph 800cc twin cylinder engine and Bonneville chassis the bike takes its inspiration from scramblers of the 50’s and 60’s. The hi-level exhausts that exit both sides of the bike, polished number boards and detailed finish set the bike apart from the hundreds ...

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Thruxton Café racer special from Pure Triumph

Ped Baker, 11 January 2010 13:36

When the World’s largest Triumph dealer decides to build a café racer you'd expect something pretty special – and this Thruxton-based machine from Pure Triumph is just that. Just about everything that can be changed has been, only the chassis and engine internals remain unchanged from the stock 2009 donor bike. The list of custom parts is phenomenally long but ...

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