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Hawg Haven announce run of Charley Boorman choppers

Chris Newbigging, 22 May 2008 09:35

Custom motorcycle builders Hawg Haven are to produce ten replicas of the Knucklehead-inspired Bobber built for Long Way Round star Charley Boorman. 'Old Skool' was built for the globe-trotting film star during 2007, and the Norwich custom shop has now announced that a further ten replica Old Skools will be built and sold. The motorcycle is based around a Mid-West Motor ...

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Video: Roger Allmond custom Triumph Rocket III

Chris Newbigging, 16 April 2008 11:30

Short, low and sexy aren't words anyone would associate with Triumph's Rocket III but one off bike builder has managed it with this stunning Rocket powered machine. Commisioned by Bennets Insurance, the unnamed bike has six months of toil behind it with only the engine, fuel injection, wiring and shaft drive left from the original Rocket. Watch the video below ...

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10th Anniversary Aprilia RSV-R unveiled

Chris Newbigging, 04 March 2008 11:44

Surrey paint shop Altamura has put the finishing touches to this one-off Aprilia RSV-R to celebrate the tenth 10th anniversary of Aprilia’s sports v-twin. The standard 2008 model RSV-R has been carefully sprayed in the same purple/orange silver colour combination as the first RSV1000, but with the modern Aprilia ‘lions head’ style graphics. The look is achieved with paint only ...

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Streetfighter Hayabusa kit confirmed for production

Chris Newbigging, 26 February 2008 15:23

BFO Motorcycles has confirmed it will produce a limited run of 100 frame kits to transform a donor Suzuki Hayabusa into a lightweight 170bhp streetfighter. The kit was revealed as a sketch in MCN last year, and the response since has prompted BFO’s Steve Atkins to put the kit into production. He told MCN: “The response has been great, and ...

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EZ Tuning's hardcore Aprilia Tuono F**ktory motorcycle

Chris Newbigging, 18 December 2007 09:30

Stop giggling at the back – despite the ridiculously rude name EZ Tuning’s Aprilia Tuono ‘F**ktory’ is a heavily modified and stunning streetfighter. Based on a 2003 model Aprilia Tuono 1000, the awkwardly-styled standard machine was stripped bare and rebuilt using sexier parts and a more individual look. The Aprilia’s chassis is pretty good anyway, but the F**ktory’s handling is ...

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British Switch:Blade kit converts 1990s FireBlades to modern streetfighters

Chris Newbigging, 12 September 2007 15:20

An off-the-shelf kit to turn 1990s Honda CBR900RR FireBlades into stunning moder custom streetfighters is about to go into production from UK firm BDO Motorcycles. The motorcycle is designed to be as simple to build as possible, with the engine, wheels, brakes and forks fitting straight in from the standard motorcycle, and the kit comes with everything you need to ...

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Hayabusa powered quad

Chris Newbigging, 25 July 2007 10:27

Watch the video to see a  Suzuki 450R LTR Turbo Hayabusa Drag Quad in action.

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Final Series-C Vincent Black Shadow tops Stafford auction

Chris Newbigging, 20 July 2007 11:52

The last Series-C Vincent Black Shadow ever built is to be auctioned at the next Bonhams sale on October 21. The 1955 machine has matching numbers and has only had three owners in it’s lifetime, and has recently had a full restoration completed by Conway Motors, and is not yet completely run in since the rebuild. The bike comes with ...

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Yamaha R1 power for Swiss-built sports quad

Chris Newbigging, 19 July 2007 16:09

This is the world-first picture of the new R1-powered sports quad from Swiss firm GG Technik. Using a similar design to the BMW R1150GS-powered (named simply Quad), the new GG Quadster is an advanced version of the design with a big-bore version of the Yamaha R1 engine. Power is claimed to be 167bhp at the wheel, and torque is said ...

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