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Radical Ducati GT1000 special

Andy Downes, 06 January 2011 16:56

This stunning Ducati is the work of Spanish Ducati specialists Radical Ducati and gives a complete retro café racer look to the Ducati GT1000 Sport Classic. Find a Ducati GT1000 for sale Radical Ducati specialises in tweaking and tuning Ducatis and has plenty of experience in taking standard bikes of all types and making them different.   This bike is called ...

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'Better than new' Honda CR500R

Dan Aspel, 07 December 2010 10:01

This restored 1991 Honda CR500R has been repaired and customised to “better than new” condition. The 20-year-old dirt bike has had a full engine rebuild and redesign – complete with rebored cylinders and smoothed cylinder heads – as well as custom clocks, ignition coils, steering stem, sprockets, suspension, brakes… in fact it’s hard to find a single nut, bolt or ...

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Britten V1000

Dan Aspel, 18 November 2010 11:53

The Britten V1000 was designed in 1991 by maverick bike builder John Britten. It boasted a carbon fibre frameless chassis as well as carbon fibre wheels. The front suspension was an adjustable double wishbone girder-type, and the 999 cc V-twin made 160 bhp. Accolades won by the one-of-a-kind bike were: 1992 - won the Dutch round of the Battle of ...

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Cooley-rep next for XR69 man

MCN, 05 November 2010 17:17

The re-creator of the Suzuki XR69 ‘80s-style works racers which stormed this year’s Manx classic is about to start on his next project – a replica of this glorious classic Yoshimura Suzuki endurance racer. John Sims of Silverstone-based Trident Engineering, which historically based its business on Triumph and BSA triples, sprang to greater prominence this year by producing a hugely ...

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Milan bike show: Honda’s retro minimotos

Chris Newbigging, 05 November 2010 16:45

Never mind the CBR600F and Crossrunner – these exquisite minimotos were the bikes grabbing MCN’s attention on the Milan show Honda stand. The six bikes are mini-me versions of Honda road and race bikes from years gone by. They’re not just painted Chinese minibikes either – each has it’s own chassis crafted to look like the original, with the correct ...

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Honda CB550 Cafe Racer

Dan Aspel, 04 August 2010 17:21

This mouth-watering cafe racer started its life as 1977 Honda CB550F. Far from leaving it to rust, its owner stripped it down to its frame, blasted and repainted it and then began to rebuild from scratch.  Adding a Benjis fibreglass tank and tail set, Buell headlights, CB200 guages, and clubman bars formed the basis of the new creation. New spokes ...

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3 tasty NCR Ducati specials

MCN, 17 June 2010 13:51

Bolognia-based titanium experts NCR have recently revealed their M16 special - a Ducati Desmosedici MotoGP replica tuned and lavished with carbon-fibre and titanium to reduce weight to an absolute minimum.  Find a Ducati for sale It may be their most radical bike yet, but that's not to say their previous efforts weren't already special. Here's some of our favourites: One-Shot MillonaBased on ...

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Old school cool – Z900

Phil West, 08 June 2010 17:15

How’s this for a new, cool take on Kawasaki’s venerable 1976? This example has been built by Spanish custom shop La Perra Bikes, based between Malaga and Seville, and blends the rustic, tarnished, cut-down hot rod style with ‘blinged-up’ specials.     It’s based on a 1976 Z900 but with a chopped, ‘bandaged’ exhaust, low bars and black wire wheels, but ...

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Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash: Spotlight on the Suzuki RMZ 450 Supersingle

Laura Kennerley, 27 November 2009 17:29

Owner: Mark Hanna, 43, Dorset Why this bike? I built it to race and it has won every race it has been entered in to. Modifications: It obviously started life as a motocross bike and the only things on it that have not been modified are the 450 single engine, the frame and the swing arm, absolutely everything else is ...

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Jet turbine bike on Ebay

Ped Baker, 06 November 2009 11:18

This isn't the first bike to be fitted with a jet turbine and perhaps it isn't the prettiest either but it certainly could be the cheapest. Listed on the US Ebay site, with a starting price of $12,000, the Honda Magna custom is fitted with a Boeing T-50 jet turbine that produces a claimed 300lbs of thrust. Power can allegedly ...

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