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Cagiva Elefant 900 - less than 30 left

MCN, 29 June 2012 17:30

With just nine Cagiva Elefant 900s left on the roads of the UK, plus a further eight tucked away in people’s garages on a SORN, you might reasonably expect the Cagiva Elefant, one of the original adventure bikes, to be better represented. On face value, for the early 1990s, marrying a Ducati V-twin with a monster trailie chassis seemed like ...

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New radial Continental tyres for your classic tested

MCN, 22 June 2012 17:11

German tyre firm Continental have spent the last year developing a radial tyre to fit common classic bike wheel sizes, with the aim of revolutionising the performance of older machines. On the basis of our first test, the new Classic Attack rubber looks set to transform the handling of countless old shonkers up and down the UK. MCN test rider ...

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Radical Ducati Pantah

MCN, 15 June 2012 17:14

This gorgeous reinterpretation of the original Ducati Pantah 500 is the latest from Spanish firm Radical Ducati. It’s actually based on a mid-‘80s Cagiva Alazurra 350 (which used Ducati engines before Cagiva took over Ducati completely), but with a modified Paso 750 engine, one-off rear end, 851 forks and mudguard, Ducati Monster wheels, Pantah-style fiberglass tank and solo seat by ...

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Gorgeous Yamaha TZR250 cafe racer

MCN, 08 June 2012 17:29

This gorgeous, retro-styled, all-black café racer is based on a Yamaha TZR250 V-twin two-stroke. It’s been built by Japanese custom shop 09Racing and uses the rear wheel and swingarm from a Honda RVF400R. For more info: www.09racing.com.

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Yamaha RD350LC sells for £18k

MCN, 02 May 2012 12:30

A brand new 1981 Yamaha RD350LC sold on eBay last week in Australia for a staggering £17,784.58. It's been in dry storage since new and has never been, or is likely to ever be, started – let alone road registered. Do you know of any brand new, zero mile classics? If so, let us know in the comments section below.

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Dozens of classic Ducatis for sale in auction

MCN, 27 April 2012 10:53

Details have been revealed of the dozens of classic Ducatis that will be auctioned in Monaco in May by RM Auctions. The collection was put together by Carlo Saltarelli, a Ducati test rider, racer and dealership owner who amassed over 100 road and race bikes over three decades. The eight examples here are the tip of an exquisite Italian iceberg, ...

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Celebrate 40 years of the Kawasaki Z1000 at the Ace Cafe

MCN, 20 April 2012 12:19

Kawasaki is marking 40 years of the Z1000 with an open day at the world famous Ace Cafe, North London, on Sunday April 22. The Z1000 open day starts at 9am and will be finishing at 5pm. The Z1 Owners Club will be at the event showing examples of many of the Z100s from 1972 to present day. Speaking about ...

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Classic trial at Festival of 1000 bikes

MCN, 06 April 2012 09:27

Organisers of the Festival of 1000 bikes have announced there will be a Pre-65 trial on July 7 at the Festival of 1000 Bikes. Taking place within Mallory Park, the sections will apparently offer 'something for everyone'.Headlining this year's Festival is GP legend Kevin Schwantz, who will be riding one of his ex-GP bikes. Schwantz has a trials background, but ...

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Is this the ultimate Honda CBX1000?

MCN, 16 March 2012 13:31

A “breakthrough for the Japanese motorcycle industry” was one headline when Honda’s stunning six cylinder CBX was first announced in 1977 and the first photographs which appeared in MCN that year certainly left a lasting impression on one West Country teenager. Thirty five years on Paul Pursey now owns seven of the iconic sixes including this, which features an 1170cc ...

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1975 Suzuki GT550 gets cafe racer treatment

MCN, 24 February 2012 17:04

This is the latest example of the increasing number of immaculate cafe racers coming out of America. Called the Honduki, it's an award winning build based on a 1975 Suzuki GT550 but, as you can see, it looks nothing like the pudgy streetbike Japan intended it to be. It's made by Motohanger, a burgeoning custom bike shop specialising in cafe ...

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