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Sturgis-winning Harley-Davidson comes to Manchester

Ryan Spencer, 01 August 2011 13:04

This is Strike II, one of the winners at last year’s world custom bike building championship at Sturgis, which is now making it’s first public UK appearance at special Harley exhibition in Manchester. Built by Shaw Harley-Davidson of Sussex the ‘40s-style ‘Speedster’ is based on a 2010 Crossbones and features a hand-made rear fender, special petrol tank, 1940s style handlebars ...

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Deus Yamaha SR custom dirt tracker

MCN, 15 July 2011 14:47

The Oddjob is Sydney based Deus' latest pared-down dirt track inspired take on the Yamaha SR500. The original air-cooled 499cc single cylinder was bored out to 542cc and blueprinted by Carl Batley of Cafe Racer, with a Carillo rod thrown in for good measure. A Keihin FCR39 carb lets the motor breathe and a high-level exhaust completes the performance mods. ...

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RSD Tony Hawk custom Harley-Davidson

MCN, 15 July 2011 11:15

This is the second Tony Hawk project bike that Roland Sands Design (RSD) have built for the Tony Hawk Foundation, which raises money to help build skate parks in low income cities in the US. Based on the Harley-Davidson Sportster XL Nightster, the bike features the RSD café kit, Boss Wheels, Turbine air cleaner, master cylinder cap, new café seat ...

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Dominator transformed into desert racer

MCN, 08 July 2011 17:39

This 1997 Honda Dominator encapsulates the notion of transforming a sow's ear into a silk purse. This is third Dominator that Welshman Andrew Greenland has transformed with a total rebuild, shedding the dated plastics for a pared down retro desert racer style. Modifications include gold anodised 17" rims front and rear, custom hand-made seat unit, Baja designs headlamp and CG125 fuel tank. ...

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Build your own electric road racer

Dan Aspel, 01 July 2011 11:27

Mavizen, the organisers of the electric TT, have dramatically slashed the cost of buying an electric race bike, to less than £8000. There’s just one catch – you’ll have to build it yourself. This is no DIY home-build special though. The Mavizen LEO.X can only be bought as a complete package, which includes a five-day college course on electrical theory, ...

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Brit team builds super-cool Hog

Michael Neeves, 01 July 2011 11:19

Shaw Harley’s dirt-style, Sportster-based "XLST3" is without doubt the coolest motorcycle I’ve ever ridden. Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder but if I had a spare £25,000, I’d have myself one of these in the blink of an eye. Never have I wanted to own a bike I’ve tested so badly, let alone a Harley – ...

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New ultra-light Ducati special

MCN, 24 June 2011 16:53

It's got the power-to-weight to match a Moto2 bike, the looks to murder it and it's green too. Well, it's built around recycled Ducati ST3 engines. The RAD02 Corsa Evo is a reworked RAD02 Corsa launched in 2007 by Spain's Radical Ducati. The main differences are a new, narrower fairing, lighter sub-frame and a redesigned solo seat. The complete bike ...

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Destination dealer: Celebrate 40 years with Fraser's

MCN, 22 June 2011 15:45

ADVERTISING PROMOTION This year Fraser's of Gloucester will be celebrating its 40th year with its biggest ever open weekend on Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 June. Owner Neal Fraser said : "Guy Martin, Tommy Bridewell, Larry Carter, Chesca Miles and the MCN babes will be there to name but a few. We will also be offering some exclusive clothing and ...

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Classic ear porn

Ped Baker, 22 June 2011 15:16

The Speed Shop Design Beezerker has been around for a while (best in show 2010 LA Calendar Long Beach, 2nd place AMD champ metric), but so far only the privileged few have heard it run. In case you're wondering where the glorious racket is coming from, the exhaust routes through the frame. Never has an A65 twin sounded so sweet…

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Steve McQueen's Brough Superior to be auctioned

Ped Baker, 16 June 2011 12:41

A 1931 Brough Superior SS80 that once belonged to Steve McQueen and US customiser Von Dutch is to be put under the hammer at the Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance in August. In the late 1970's McQueen gifted the SS80 to Von Dutch (Kenny Howard) under the condition that when Von Dutch died, the bike would be returned to McQueen. ...

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