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London dealer gives Moto Guzzi V7 makeover

Andy Downes, 18 March 2011 15:57

The Moto Guzzi V7 is already pretty cool in standard form but London dealer Corsa Italiana has put some work into the bike with these two gorgeous specials. The black bike has a fair bit more work done to the V7 Café Classic which is what the bike started out as. It costs £8999 and gets an all-black paintscheme, three-spoke ...

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Video: Flat trackers at the Arizona mile

MCN, 20 January 2011 09:43

American bike mag Cycle World send Associate Editor Mark Cernicky to ride the pick of the AMA Flat Track Litter at the Arizona Mile:  

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Secrets of the UK’s best specials

Chris Newbigging, 20 December 2010 12:51

In this week’s MCN we’re taking a look inside some of Britain’s best home-grown specials – the top three from Britain’s Got Biking talent. We spoke to the owners of the top three bikes to find out what went in to making the UK’s favourite specials. We couldn’t have asked for a more varied response– one bike was built entirely ...

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“Five Continents” Yamaha R1 sold at auction

Dan Aspel, 18 November 2010 12:25

This 2009 Yamaha R1 was created in collaboration with Valentino Rossi and boasts the “Five Continents” graphics previously seen on his AGV helmets. The colourful graphics were designed by artist Aldo Drudi, while the bike is also decorated with Rossi’s signature. The bike was auctioned this week in Los Angeles by British firm Bonhams. All proceeds from the sale will ...

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BMW R80/7 midlife crisis - a usable custom

James Keen, 10 November 2010 09:15

Adam Kay wanted a machine that could be ridden every day and look as cool as any custom - and his R80/7 midlife crisis embodies that perfectly. The donor bike is a BMW R80/7 with a 1978 engine and the frame and forks are from the '81 model. Here's how the project got started, in Adam's own words: "I needed help and I ...

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Kawasaki GPz1100 bargain racer

Scott Redmond, 10 November 2010 09:00

In its day, the GPz1100B1 was the original superbike: big, black, phenomenally fast and, in 1981, Kawasaki’s flagship.  So you’d be mistaken for assuming this GPz-based sprint machine has set its owner back thousands – but you’d be wrong. Instead, owner Eric Frith has spent less than £1000 on the GPz through a mixture of craft and good fortune ending ...

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Britain's Got Biking Talent: seven days to vote!

MCN, 22 September 2010 09:23

There are only seven days left to vote for your favourite bike in this year¹s Britain¹s Got Biking Talent competition with Carole Nash. Thousands of you have already voted on www.britainsgotbikingtalent.co.uk and this year¹s competition is hotter than ever. There is just one week left to help select the 12 finalists that will appear at Carole Nash Motorcycle Live at ...

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Incredible Kawasaki Z650 rebuild

John Westlake, 13 August 2010 17:00

This immaculate 1979 Kawasaki Z650 B3 is a complete nut-and-bolt rebuild undertaken by Dave Ball from Stone in Staffordshire. He’s entered the bike in MCN’s Britain’s Got Biking Talent Competition with Carole Nash which closes in just five days. The amount of work Dave put in is awe-inspiring. Here are just a few of the bike’s highlights: • Wiseco 720cc ...

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Honda CB750 by House Rockers

Pierre Galpin, 15 July 2010 16:37

The world’s first superbike – the Honda CB750 – has received the makeover it deserved courtesy of Japanese tuning firm House Rockers. Find a Honda CB750 for sale The engine is fitted with bigger Wiseco pistons, taking it to 836cc, the frame reinforced in 13 places and aluminium and other lightweight alloy parts have replaced numerous of the steel originals ...

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Ducati 999 beach racer

Pierre Galpin, 12 July 2010 15:00

Developed on the base of a second-hand Ducati 999 this bike was made for high speed beach runs (as its name hints). Created by Haldane’s Motorcycles in New Zealand this bike is equipped with a fully adjustable Nemesis race ECU, which is front-mounted with the battery case and waterproofed, a custom wiring loom, MX top-clamp and bars, a custom race ...

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