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Saxon Choppers for the UK

Ben Purvis, 07 April 2007 06:30

American-made Saxon choppers could become available as complete bikes in the UK in the near future, as the firm’s European distributor is trying to find a British importer. The firm currently offers two machines in Europe, the Warlord and Firestorm. Both are 1566cc V-twins weighing in at nearly 300kg, the Firestorm offering a low-slung look while the Warlord has more ...

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Active Hayabusa gets supercharger

Ben Purvis, 05 April 2007 10:04

Massively-powerful turbo Hayabusas might normally be the realm of American tuners but Japanese tuner Active has created its own take on the theme for the Tokyo Motorcycle Show. The firm has opted against the normal turbocharger in favour of a Rotrex supercharger, cranking power up to over 250bhp. The supercharger is plumbed into a one-off air intake plenum, offering up ...

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Active Kawasaki ZRX1200R

Ben Purvis, 04 April 2007 09:59

Certain bikes are legendary in Japan and one surprising favourite is the old Kawasaki GPZ900R. But despite initial appearances, this isn’t a GPZ.Instead of taking the old GPZ900R as the basis of its special, Japanese firm Active has used a much more modern ZRX1200R and added a GPZ fairing to transform its looks from 1970s-style muscle bike to 1980s superbike ...

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675 racer for sale

Ben Purvis, 21 March 2007 09:48

The most exotic Triumph Daytona 675 in the country is up for sale. Paul Young’s Triumph Daytona 675 race bike, which he took to 22nd place in last year’s British Supersport championship, is on the market as it makes way for his 2007 version. The bike is prepared to full British Supersport specification – not bad for £8999, which is ...

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Kawasaki MotoGP rep

Ben Purvis, 15 March 2007 11:33

Kawasaki Netherlands has released a limited-edition MotoGP replica version of its ZX-10R – but it’s based on last year’s colours and riders. The 50-off limited-edition run gives the bikes an Akrapovic exhaust as standard, plus 2006-style MotoGP graphics, right down to Nakano’s name and number, even though Nakano is now a Honda rider.

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Suzuki reveals TT GSX-R

Ben Purvis, 14 March 2007 12:10

Suzuki has officially revealed the first of three limited-edition GSX-Rs it will sell this year to celebrate the centenary of the Isle of Man TT. The first bike – the GSX-R1000TT – will be joined by a 750 and a 600 later this Spring. Just 150 of the limited-edition GSX-R1000s will be made, using a unique paint scheme and gaining ...

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Honda's Spencer tribute

Ben Purvis, 13 March 2007 12:38

Honda today revealed a tribute to former world champion Freddie Spencer in the form of a new limited-edition CB750. The bike, which will only be sold in Japan, features paintwork derived from Spencer's AMA race bikes from the late 1970s and early 1980s. Only 300 will be made, with orders taken for just one month - after April 10 it ...

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Three wheeled superbike

Ben Purvis, 19 January 2007 09:00

Crazy French tuner Ludovic Lazareth has created this R1-based trike – pre-empting the soon-to-be-launched Can-Am Spyder three-wheeler which is set to be launched next month. Lazareth plans to build his Triazuma R1s to order, with a price of around £30,000.    With a full 172bhp from the R1 engine, it offers superbike-style performance. And that’s just what the new Can-Am will ...


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