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NEC Show: Norton wins Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash

This stunning JPS Norton replica has be crowned winner of the 2009 Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash contest. Get all the latest NEC Show news Built by Tony Haywood over a five year period, the one-off rotary engined replica cost £25,000. Haywood collected his prize from former England cricketer and new motorcyclist Darren Gough at the NEC Bike ...

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  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 26 November 2009

Video: Streetfighting in London

Film-maker Matthieu Ferreira's has sent us this video of his latest streetfighter project and we think the documentary is very nicely done... Watch part 1 & 2 of the video in the player below to see them convert a Triumph Thunderbird Sport and Daytona into a Streetfightered, cafe-racer-style machine.

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 20 November 2009

Modern Classics - Wrench Monkee customs for sale

Danish custom builders Wrenchmonkees are auctioning off two of their most famous custom bikes, Monkees number 7 and number 11 (otherwise known as Gorilla Punch). Monkee 7 is a nicely made but fairly typical hard tail, Harley powered bobber but the pick of the two is the Gorilla punch café racer. Starting life as a Honda CB750, the Gorilla punch ...

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  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 12 November 2009

World's first stereo swingarm!

Custom motorcycle parts don’t get much more ludicrous than the subwoofer-equipped swingarm on this Suzuki TL1000S! Created by ABW Designs in Virginia, the tubular steel swingarm is not only set up to accept a 300-section back tyre (standard is 190-section) but also house a subwoofer box! A pair of speakers in the fairing openings provide the sound to go with ...

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  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 10 October 2009

Blackswan to build 1000bhp electric drag bike

Team Blackswan are based in Bristol and are developing several electric motorcycle projects including the building of a 1000bhp lithium electric drag bike. This is being used as a rolling test-bed to develop the powerplant for the boat and car & to take on the Americans Kilacycle which in Scotty Pollacheck’s hands has run a 7.89s @ 168mph standing quarter-mile. ...

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  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 11 September 2009

Video: the coolest scooter you've ever seen

We love the 172cc 2Evil dragster from French scooter tuning house MXS Custom. Here you can see it in action despatching the 150m scooter drag strip (and annihilating the competition) in a smidge under six seconds. Deeply impressive two-stroke lunacy.

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  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 01 September 2009

Höly Kawasaki ER-6

Specs Chassis2004 ZX-6R forks, 2003 Z1000 yokes, ABM discs, rear master cylinder and rear caliper, Wilbers shock. Emil Schwarz bearings (www.emilschwarz.de), Bridgestone 003 tyres. 182kg with a full tank. Engine13.8:1 compression, Höly cams, gas flowed ports, stock valves and pistons, modified ZX-10R injector bodies, stock airbox with big, heat-shrouded intake, Power Commander, SR Racing exhaust, Akrapovic Yamaha R6 silencer, R6 ...

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  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 18 June 2009

One-off Ecosse factory special for sale

One-off showcase bikes from respected manufacturers don’t usually hit the classified ads. So MCN was surprised to see this Heretic from exclusive manufacturer Ecosse up for sale for £40,500. Built to showcase the work of the American firm, the Heretic C is finished in black with orange pin-striping and coated in a matte-finish lacquer. As standard, it packs a 130bhp, ...

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  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 18 June 2009

Video: Supercharged Honda Blackbird

This Honda Blackbird is fitted with a supercharger, giving it 65bhp and 24lb-ft of torque more than a standard machine. Watch the video for a technical explaination and some high speed runs from MCN's Rupert Paul.   Supercharged Blackbird on the dyno Read the full story in this week's MCN, on sale Jun 3. http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid771491905http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=711881422 // By use of this code ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 02 June 2009

World’s first sexy Goldwing?

Yes, it’s a Honda Goldwing – stripped-back, straight-barred and oozing a purpose and poise Honda never intended for it. Danish film production designer Lars Nielson set about a 1976-model GL1000 to see if a sportier, lighter, faster ’Wing lay within, and boy did he find it. “I also found great joy in pissing-off my Brit-bike riding friends by building a Honda ...

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  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 01 June 2009

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