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Rare Buell heads Buxton auction

Phil West, 06 June 2011 17:33

This rare early Buell, valued at £24-£28,000, is one of the star sale items for auction this Wednesday in Buxton, Derbyshire. It’s an RR1000, powered by a Harley XR1000 engine and is one of just 49 examples built by Erik Buell’s fledgling company between 1986 and 1987. The bike has been in a private collection for many years and is ...

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McQueen's Husky sells for £90k

Phil West, 16 May 2011 12:43

An ex-Steve McQueen 1971 Husqvarna 400 Cross has sold for a whopping $144,500 (almost £90,000) at auction in California at the weekend. The bike is reckoned to be the best known of all McQueen's Huskys with a well-documented provenance – the original bill of sale included with the lot clearly shows it was bought by Steve’s private company, Solar Productions, ...

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Harley torched in new Walkers TV ad

Phil West, 28 April 2011 13:44

A Harley-Davidson, Elle ‘The Body’ MacPherson, crashing waves and cheesy pop video piss-takes are the main elements in Walkers Crisps new TV ad which premiered last night. And guess what? Gary Linker goes for the crisps instead of the girl and gets ‘his’ bike torched as a result. Checkout the full two minute version here: 

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Best of bikemart: Modern classics up for grabs this week

Phil West, 15 April 2011 10:36

We've been browsing MCN bikes for sale every day to bring you some of our top picks from over 10,000 motorcycles for sale.              Read more modern classics news and features Here's just a few of the fantastic modern classic machines available this week:   ’83 Yamaha XZ550, £1995  Oddball V-twin was bold but flawed all-rounder at height of Yamaha’s Honda rivalryWe ...

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Norton on BBC tonight!

Phil West, 25 March 2011 11:57

Donington Park-based Norton motorcycles are on the BBC tonight as part of a special TV preview for this weekend’s WSB round. Norton’s sales manager and ex-WSB racer Chris Walker performs some demonstration laps of the re-modelled Derbyshire circuit as part of the build-up to this weekend’s event. Riding a Norton Café Racer SP, Chris laps the 2.498 mile Grand Prix ...

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Honda Crossrunner price announced

Phil West, 23 March 2011 14:57

Honda has announced the price of its new Crossrunner will be £9075 on the road. The VFR800-powered, V4, ABS-equipped ‘cross over’ machine will be available in black/silver, white/silver or red/silver and is expected in dealers in late spring. For comparison, its price puts the new Honda about on a par with Yamaha’s Fazer8 ABS but more than Triumph’s Tiger 800 ...

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WSB – sponsor livery or not? What do you think?

Phil West, 16 February 2011 16:42

With the news that Yamaha’s factory World Superbike team will this year, because of the lack of a title sponsor, run in Yamaha corporate colours, an interesting situation has arisen. Namely this year, for the first time in ages, we’re faced with watching WSB racers which will actually look almost exactly like the road bikes they’re based on. Above is ...

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Ducati Diavel – what do YOU want to know?

Phil West, 02 February 2011 11:17

MCN is riding Ducati’s eagerly-anticipated new Diavel ‘power cruiser’ for the first time this weekend but what do YOU want to know about it? Do you wonder most about its performance or accessory options? How it handles or how effective its electronic options are? Or is there anything else that most needs to be answered? Respond with your questions here, ...

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Classics star at Vegas auction

Phil West, 07 January 2011 13:50

A pair of rare Ducati MHe 900s, a fully-restored example of ‘the world’s oldest motorcycle’ which fetched $161,000 (£104,000), and one of the earliest Indians ever built were among the highlights of Bonham’s Las Vegas Motorcycle Sale on Thursday. The Ducatis, which were styled by Pierre Terreblanche as a homage to Mike Hailwood’s 1978 TT-winning machine and of which just ...

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Kelly Brook’s Harley-Davidson date

Phil West, 13 December 2010 13:17

Any excuse for a picture of a model bird on a bike No 37… Here’s Kelly Brook and 2010 Playmate of the year Hope Dworaczyk (in jacket) aboard – if you can divert your gaze long enough – a custom Harley-Davidson. The obvious question is: why? The answer less so. It’s all to promote, apparently, the UK launch of Playboy’s ...

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