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Kawasaki Versys on safari

Dan Aspel, 23 November 2010 16:48

If you’re hoping to take a bike on Safari, this may be just what you need. Taking a stock Kawasaki Versys, Earnshaws of Huddersfield have loaded it up with a host of extras a Savannah rider might need, including: 33L Trekker side cases, Hella micro fog lamps, Nitron adjustable shock, Givi crash bars, sat nav, Kawasaki vario screen and chunky ...

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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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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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Unofficial Ferrari trike powered by Hayabusa engine

Dan Aspel, 18 October 2010 13:56

This Ferrari F1-themed trike was originally a Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa. The mechanics are largely unchanged, the work being focussed on the red, decal-laquered frame and rear wheels, turning the standard supersports bike into a unique tribute to the Italian F1 team. The trike was built by Japanese custom guru Yokosuka Johnny, who counts a Honda 1800GL Goldwing amongst his previous ...

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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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Harley-Davidson Panhead with a difference

Dan Aspel, 30 July 2010 14:14

This Harley-Davidson V-Twin “Panhead” boasts a mean-streets look and a host of unexpected mods. The bike has a 1951 FL motor, a 1939 EL transmission case, Pan gears and a 1949 wishbone frame, making it something of a time piece. The oddity is that it doesn’t have a battery, just an electric generator… giving it both a retro and sci-fi ...

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