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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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Staff bikes: Triumph Tiger 800 - Fitting an eSystem Scottoiler

Ped Baker, 15 June 2011 12:37

Last weekend I fitted an eSystem chain oiling system to my long term Triumph Tiger 800. Unlike traditional vacuum valve operated oilers, Scottoiler’s eSystem uses a small electric pump to dispense measured droplets of oil to the chain Pic 1a It’s a complex piece of kit that uses a dashboard, temperature sensor and accelerometer to control flow. You can throw ...

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This Monday is Ride To Work day!

Ped Baker, 14 June 2011 15:01

On June 20th, tens of thousands of riders across the globe will be shunning public transport and leaving the car at home to prove to their work colleagues that commuting by bike is fast, fun and economical. There are scores of special events planned throughout the UK to encourage you to drag the bike out of the garage including a ...

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Still time to see Warrs customs at Motorexpo Canary Wharf

Ped Baker, 10 June 2011 10:35

If you're quick, there's just enough time to catch the end of the glamourous Motorexpo car and bike show at London's Canary Wharf. Amongst the sea of four wheelers that make up the majority of the show, Europe's oldest Harley dealer, Warrs Harley Davidson have a selection of their test bikes on offer (take both bits of your licence) and ...

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'Twin Pan' from Guildford Custom Cycles

Ped Baker, 09 June 2011 11:53

This 2003 FXSTN Nightrain 'Twin Pan' is the latest creation from Surrey based Guildford Custom Cycles. The bike has already taken a third place in the modified Harley class at the London Custom Motorcycle Show and a first place in the same class at the California Dreaming Expo in Bournemouth. Both shows were European rounds of the AMD World Championship. ...

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Staff bikes: Triumph Tiger 800 - The first month

Ped Baker, 03 June 2011 16:12

I've now had the Tiger 800 for a month and when it's not being thrashed on a group test or chasing Ross Noble across the UK, I've been riding it on my 30 mile commute every day. Here's what I've discovered so far… The engine is a gemThere's not much more that can be said about Triumph's triple cylinder engine. ...

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Video: Rossi rescued after Ducati 1198 breaks down

Ped Baker, 25 May 2011 17:46

Nine times world champion Valentino Rossi looks embarrassed as Silverstone staff rescue him and his stranded WSB spec 1198. Rossi was at the circuit on May 18 for some crafty 'practice' laps ahead of the Silverstone MotoGP round on June 12.

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Deus unveil the Café Scorpio

Ped Baker, 19 May 2011 13:33

The Café Scorpio is the latest too-cool-for-skool, flat track inspired machine to emerge from the Deus workshops. This time said workshop is on the beautiful paradise island of Bali instead of the main HQ in Sydney, Australia. Starting life as a Yamaha Scorpio 225, the Deus team have given the project the usual brand of Deus cool, bolting on polished ...

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Video: A kind of passion

Ped Baker, 19 May 2011 13:08

Beautifully shot video of the Classic Moto 2011 festival at the Jarama circuit near Madrid.Not so sure about the soundtrack though, would rather hear the bikes...

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Last chance to enter Triumph Young Guns talent competition

Ped Baker, 04 May 2011 15:00

Triumph is urging aspiring champions to enter its Young Guns talent scheme before the 13 May deadline. Launched to turn promising young riders into the UK's racetrack stars of tomorrow the scheme is open to all amateur ACU-licensed riders aged between 15 and 23, regardless of the make or type of bike they currently ride. Applicants will be assessed by ...

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