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Yamaha reveals 2010 FZ8 Fazer

Chris Newbigging, 25 January 2010 10:32

Yamaha has revealed this teaser picture of the new-for-2010 FZ8 Fazer, due in the middle of this year to replace the FZ6 Fazer. The image of the Fazer 8 is the second frustrating teaser picture from Yamaha revealing a piece of the FZ8 range – an earlier image revealed the FZ8 naked bike, also shown here. This new picture is ...

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The 100mph Honda Monkey bike

Chris Newbigging, 15 January 2010 10:13

Laugh all you want, but this Monkey bike’s weird looks are part of the package that propels it to 100mph! Soichiro Honda’s cuddly 30mph Monkey bike has received some serious surgery to achieve the frightening speed – most significantly is the fitment of a Takegawa 124cc, double-overhead camshaft, four-valve engine with a custom exhaust system and Keihin FCR33 flat-slide carburettor ...

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Buell 1125CR is biggest selling 1000cc+ motorcycle in December

Chris Newbigging, 08 January 2010 16:45

Defunct American motorcycle manufacturer Buell’s attempts to sell remaining stock is working – the 1125CR was the UK’s biggest selling 1000cc plus machine in November! Admittedly that accolade was achieved with only 44 sales, but compared to lacklustre sales that typified Harley-Davidson’s sporting off-shoot, it’s a great achievement enabled by serious discounts as dealer frantically try to sell off remaining ...

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Manchester Bike Show cancelled

Chris Newbigging, 06 January 2010 16:45

*** UPDATE: Further to this morning’s statement, a rescheduled date for April 2010 is being planned by organisers – more news when it’s available. *** ** UPDATE: The organisers have now confirmed the show is cancelled – the show will not be rescheduled. The next show is planned for 2011. Howard Cartledge, Show Director, said: “With a show like the ...

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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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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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Santa Claus and the 180bhp Kawasaki ZX-10R

Chris Newbigging, 22 December 2009 17:15

Forget sleighs and reindeers – Santa Claus is apparently using the 280bhp Asphaltfighters Stormbringers to get about! Despite the ice and snow covering the area of Germany the Kawasaki ZX-10R-based limited run machine is built in, builders Warm-Up captured this picture of St Nicholas picking up his new machine ahead of delivering presents on Christmas Eve. So if you hear ...

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2010 Triumph Bonneville Thruxton SE

Chris Newbigging, 09 December 2009 18:05

Triumph will sell a limited number of this new Bonneville Thruxton SE limited edition in 2010. The Thruxton SE is the first Triumph motorcycle to be painted in the new Crystal White paint colour, which Triumph says has a high metallic content. A red stripe runs the length of the bike, and the frame is powdercoated red – an idea ...

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Stripped-back Deus Harley-Davidson Sportster

Chris Newbigging, 04 December 2009 16:59

The Sportster is already the most basic Harley-Davidson but Deus has found even more parts and kilograms to shed and create this café racer. The Deus 1200 v-twin is based around a stock 1200 Sportster chassis and engine – the internals are untouched, the frame has only minor changes to suit the new parts and a good chunk of the ...

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NEC Show: Royal Enfield Woodsman and Lewis Leathers edition revealed

Chris Newbigging, 26 November 2009 14:12

Royal Enfield is showcasing its new Woodsman EFI and Lewis Leathers limited edition at the NEC show for the first time. Get all the latest NEC Show news The Woodsman harks back to the 1955 model produced by Royal Enfield for its USA importer, who sold a version of the Bullet with a high-level exhaust and high bars badged as ...


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