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Customs and modified: Rizoma Ducati Streetfighter

Ped Baker, 08 April 2010 09:31

US performance parts distributor Motivation Accessories have built this one-off Ducati Streetfighter to showcase the 2010 range of Rizoma performance parts. Motivation have literally thrown the entire Rizoma catalogue at the bike from rear sets to engine covers and while the complete bike is as tacky as a Vegas slot-machine the highlight has to be the see-through timing belt covers. ...

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Metalflake making a comeback

Ped Baker, 19 March 2010 15:53

It’s true that nothing is original and fashion is cyclic but when it comes to metalflake that’s no bad thing.  Invented in the 1930’s by painting innovator John Morton (who created the finish by adapting aluminium roof coating paint) Commercial Metalflake paints didn’t become widely available until the 1960’s. The outrageously OTT finish gained huge popularity in the custom car ...

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Triumph Thruxton JPS tribute

Ped Baker, 18 March 2010 17:20

Even if the black and gold paintscheme is a little confused (Norton are associated with JPS not Triumph) there’s no denying the quality of this modded Thruxton. Built by Austrian Triumph dealer Jurgen Schnaller and called the ‘Greymouth’ the bike features flat side Keihin carbs, Raask exhaust, high compression pistons, ported and polished head and high lift camshafts. Schnaller is ...

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Storz XR1200S for sale in the UK

Ped Baker, 12 March 2010 12:28

The only one of its kind in the UK, this Storz XR1200S has just been put up for sale on motorcyclenews.com.    Click here to view the ad Based on a 2000 1200cc Sportster, the XR is built from kit parts imported directly from US based XR specialists Storz components. Only the frame, swing-arm and engine remain from the donor ...

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BMW S1000RR: 210bhp with no tuning!

Emma Sulway, 10 March 2010 14:16

Dutch BMW specialist Van Harten Performance has built a 210bhop S1000RR – and they’ve not even tuned the engine. Van Harten maintain that the only tuning is the addition of a four-in-one Akrapovic exhaust system. MCN estimates that the power increase could push the top speed to more than 190mph on a still day, based on our test data for ...

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Daytona Bike Week Classic and custom auction - part 2

Ped Baker, 05 March 2010 11:17

Here is the second part of our online special highlighting the best bits from Daytona Bike week. We've picked out the best bits, but all the pre registered lots can be seen here http://www.batorauctions.com/ The auction begins Saturday March 6th and you can watch the bidding live via webcam http://www.ustream.tv/channel/daytona-classic-motorcycle-auction 1998 Confederate American GTThe GT is a two-year model and this is ...

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Daytona Bike Week Classic and custom auction - part 1

Ped Baker, 05 March 2010 11:03

Daytona Bike week isn't just beards, burgers and bikinis. The annual classic and custom auction is a yearly highlight for collectors and bargain hunters worldwide. We've picked out the best bits, all the pre registered lots can be seen here http://www.batorauctions.com/ The auction begins Saturday March 6th and you can watch the bidding live via webcam http://www.ustream.tv/channel/daytona-classic-motorcycle-auction 1929 Indian 101 Scout ...

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Triumph Thunderbird turned into Café Racer

James Sharpe, 23 February 2010 13:41

This café racer version of Triumph’s Thunderbird 1600 has been put together in Sweden. Assembled by Sivert Raask, of rear-sets and accessories specialists, Raask, it features a new tank, seat, exhausts and fairing. Sivert said, “Café racers have always been my favourite bikes. Back in 1967 I bought a boat ticket from Gothenburg to London, bought a used Norton Atlas, ...

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Shaw Harley-Davidson opens Speed and Custom shop

Chris Newbigging, 19 February 2010 09:23

Shaw Harley-Davidson in East Sussex has opened its new Speed and Custom shop for owners looking to modify their Hogs. Harley-Davidson's for sale The Lewes-based Harley main dealer says it's looking to give Harley buyers the VIP treatment when it comes to building the bike they want - genuine Harley-Davidson accessories and Roland Sands Design are part of the service ...

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Video: World's first 30-in front wheel custom

Phil West, 17 February 2010 10:01

Just when you thought you'd seen it all, American customisers have come up with this - the world's first bike with a massive 30in diameter front wheel. Dubbed the Paradigm and built by Ballistic Cycles of Wisconsin, the bike is the most extreme example of the trend to fit even bigger front wheels and lower rear ends to American 'bagger' customs.   What's ...

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