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MZ Skorpion Sport - less than 30 left

MCN, 13 July 2012 15:23

Launched at the same time as the firm’s unfaired Tour version, and seven years previous to the fully-loaded Traveller incarnation, MZ’s Skorpion Sport was a breath of fresh air, and on the face of it, a much better bike than anything you’d have imagined possible when you consider the image the MZ name sometimes conjours up. Housing Yamaha’s XT660 motor ...

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Cagiva Elefant 900 - less than 30 left

MCN, 29 June 2012 17:30

With just nine Cagiva Elefant 900s left on the roads of the UK, plus a further eight tucked away in people’s garages on a SORN, you might reasonably expect the Cagiva Elefant, one of the original adventure bikes, to be better represented. On face value, for the early 1990s, marrying a Ducati V-twin with a monster trailie chassis seemed like ...

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Rare scooter highlight of auction

Zoe Richards, 21 May 2012 15:11

This rare 1959 Rumi Formichino is the highlight of the H and H auction taking place on May 24 at The Pavillion Gardens in Buxton, Derbyshire. The Formichino is one of seven classic motorcycles up for auction, with other bikes such as a 1946 BSA C11 and a 1971 Honda CB125J also included. Made by the Italian factory Rumi, the ...

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Rare classic military scooter up for auction

Anonymous, 10 May 2012 16:56

What you see in the picture to your right is a 1959 Vespa Militare. And yes, it is real. The scooter was modified to take a 75mm cannon because it was seen as perfect for negotiating the rough terrain of Messana, a coastal village on the east of Sicily. Rocket propelled grenades are 'attractively presented in a wicker basket.' The estimated ...

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Yamaha RD350LC sells for £18k

MCN, 02 May 2012 12:30

A brand new 1981 Yamaha RD350LC sold on eBay last week in Australia for a staggering £17,784.58. It's been in dry storage since new and has never been, or is likely to ever be, started – let alone road registered. Do you know of any brand new, zero mile classics? If so, let us know in the comments section below.

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Dozens of classic Ducatis for sale in auction

MCN, 27 April 2012 10:53

Details have been revealed of the dozens of classic Ducatis that will be auctioned in Monaco in May by RM Auctions. The collection was put together by Carlo Saltarelli, a Ducati test rider, racer and dealership owner who amassed over 100 road and race bikes over three decades. The eight examples here are the tip of an exquisite Italian iceberg, ...

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Celebrate 40 years of the Kawasaki Z1000 at the Ace Cafe

MCN, 20 April 2012 12:19

Kawasaki is marking 40 years of the Z1000 with an open day at the world famous Ace Cafe, North London, on Sunday April 22. The Z1000 open day starts at 9am and will be finishing at 5pm. The Z1 Owners Club will be at the event showing examples of many of the Z100s from 1972 to present day. Speaking about ...

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Classic trial at Festival of 1000 bikes

MCN, 06 April 2012 09:27

Organisers of the Festival of 1000 bikes have announced there will be a Pre-65 trial on July 7 at the Festival of 1000 Bikes. Taking place within Mallory Park, the sections will apparently offer 'something for everyone'.Headlining this year's Festival is GP legend Kevin Schwantz, who will be riding one of his ex-GP bikes. Schwantz has a trials background, but ...

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Goodwood celebrates two-strokes

Michael Neeves, 23 March 2012 15:58

This year’s Goodwood Festival Speed, held on 28 June - 1 July, will be alive to the sounds and smells of two-stroke and promises to be one of the highlights of the summer biking calendar. Grand Prix racing waved goodbye to the last two-stroke at the final 125cc GP in Valencia last November, so Goodwood are paying homage to the ...

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One man's passion for Maico motorcycles

Andy Westlake, 02 March 2012 17:15

Maico may not be the most famous name in motorcycling, but to cognoscenti or those with a motocross bent, it’s one of the most revered – which Graham Roberts collection of the West German machines all the more impressive. In the late ‘70s and early ‘80s the firm’s fearsome 490cc two-stroke open class ‘crosser was the only credible alternative to ...

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