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NEC Show: Custom bikes galore

Laura Kennerley, 26 November 2009 12:33

This Moto Martin is just one of the trick custom bikes on display at the NEC Bike Show which opened today. Get all the latest NEC Show news The 1984 Suzuki GSX-R1100E2 based machine has been created by Griff’s Reality Motor Works. It features a Brembo brakes, Moto Martin ceramic coated exhaust custom made by Pete Sutton and a Dynojet ...

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Britain’s got biking talent: Golem’s Max

Laura Kennerley, 23 November 2009 14:25

Golem’s Max is the third finalist in the Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash competition. Owner: Anthony Hatfield, 47, Derby Why this bike? I’ve been riding for 31 years and when I first started there were lots of individual bikes out there, now you are hard pressed to tell the difference between them. I wanted something unique, and I’d ...

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Britain’s got biking talent: JPS Norton NRS588 Replica

Laura Kennerley, 23 November 2009 14:09

This Norton rep is the second finalist in the 2009 Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash competition. Bike: JPS Norton NRS588 Replica Owner: Tony Haywood, 52, Derbyshire Why this bike: Because of the rotary engine and the fact it’s something completely different – I didn’t want anything run of the mill. Modifications: Yamaha OW-01-derived five speed gearbox and exhaust, Spondon ...

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Brad Pitt's latest custom

Laura Kennerley, 16 October 2009 17:10

This is the bike Shinya Kimura dreamt up when Brad Pitt asked him “what are you going to make me next?”. Built around a mid-1970s Ducati 750, the polished metal machine – whose price is a closely guarded secret - looks like it’s been ridden straight from a steampunk movie. It marries 1970s technology with style influences from the Victorian ...

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Roland Sands new custom

Laura Kennerley, 25 September 2009 14:58

American custom-guru Roland Sands has created this custom 2007 Harley-Davidson Softail for American professional skateboarder Ryan Sheckler. See more Roland Sands creations Harley-Davidsons for sale These pictures, published in Sands blog show what happened with Sheckler came to collect the bike.

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Rally ace inspires chopper

Laura Kennerley, 21 September 2009 16:57

This Suburu-inspired chopper was unveiled at the Goodwood Revival as a tribute to rally-ace Richard Burns. It has been created by Brit-based Ironside Choppers and will be auctioned off to raise money for the foundation established in memory of the late World Rally Champion. The paint for its distinctive Subaru livery was created especially by Oxfordshire-based Prodrive –the company that ...

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The world’s fastest Monkey Bike?

Laura Kennerley, 19 August 2009 16:16

A nine times Dakar competitor is hoping to break a land speed record on this alcohol-powered Honda Monkey bike. Crazy Czech Ivo Kastan will race the 175cc Monkey bike in two classes on the Bonneville Salt Flats in September.    He hopes to smash the Monkey bike land speed record and the naked 175cc four-stroke land speed record in his sights ...

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Triumph Daytona 675 test rider springs surprise

Laura Kennerley, 13 July 2009 17:23

Supersport racer and Truimph test rider Paul Young has met the man who bought his one-off Daytona 675 race rep. Young, who is lying 12th in the British Supersport Championship, presented Steven Purvin, 25 from London with a signed lid to go with his new 675 rep. Read the MCN Triumph 675 review The bike, customised by Jack Lilley Triumph ...

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Custom Yamaha MT-01

Laura Kennerley, 03 July 2009 17:19

This is what you can do with a Yamaha MT-01 if you really throw the Euros at it. Created by German Yamaha dealer and serial special builder Dominik Klein, this £30,000 sports cruiser is as handy as it looks, soaking up an entire weekend’s thrashing at a recent Hockenheim track day without the hint of the oil leaks you’d expect ...

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Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler launches custom company

Laura Kennerley, 03 July 2009 11:15

Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler has launched his own custom motorcycle company in the US. Dubbed Dirico Motorcycles, after Tyler’s partner Mark Dirco, the company launched in Boston last week boasting a three-bike line-up. Tyler was heavily involved in styling and design of the models, the Speedster, Flyer and Pro Street.  The Flyer has a cool retro look with a ...


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