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Video: The £40,000 Kawasaki ER6

Chris Newbigging, 05 March 2008 15:37

£40,000 buys you a Ducati Desmosedici RR, or a dream garage full of bikes. But 3UpRacing spent the money on this - the four-stroke answer to a 250GP bike, powered by a humble Kawasaki ER-6 engine tuned for 95bhp in a chassis weighing just 110kg wet. You can read the story in this week's MCN, out Wednesday March 5, but ...

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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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Dustbin Ducati

Chris Newbigging, 10 January 2008 10:17

You wouldn't believe it but  the motorcycle underneath this bizarre hand beaten metal dustbin fairing is a Ducati Monster! The bizarre creation was seen being used by an untraced rider in the US, so little more is known about the machine, but it's hard to imagine the air-cooled engine getting much cooling air through the enclosed aluminium body! Click here ...

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Triumph Speed Triple gets the Lilley treatment

Chris Newbigging, 01 January 2008 07:00

Triumph Speed Triples are a favourite of riders who like to modify their motorcycles, but for those not confident in their eye for detail, dealer Jack Lilley offer ready-built one-offs – this is the latest. The 2007-model 1050 was re-sprayed in Caspian blue (a genuine Triumph colour, but not offered on the 1050) with white stripes inspired by the Shelby ...

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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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Video: R1150GS-powered GG quad

Chris Newbigging, 25 July 2007 10:41

Watch the R1150GS-powered four wheeler in action i this video clip

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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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