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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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Never-raced 500GP prototype

Chris Newbigging, 04 July 2007 14:31

THE Ducati motorcycle heritage stand at World Ducati Week, exhibited a 1970’s 500GP prototype that never made it to a racing grid.   The 90-degree air cooled v-twin used the tried and tested desmodromic valve system, but couldn’t compete with the multi-cylinder bikes.    

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Military Monster at World Ducati Week

Chris Newbigging, 04 July 2007 13:24

The Italian military were on hand at World Ducati Week to take Troy Bayliss for a spin in a helicopter gunship, and brought this military-themed 900 Monster.     Painted in olive-green, the bike also featured straight through exhausts and military-themed details such as missile shaped indicators.

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Sheene tribute Monster

Chris Newbigging, 04 July 2007 12:36

Barry Sheene never raced any Ducati motorcycle, let alone a Monster.     So quite why the great man was the inspiration for this retro-themed Monster is anyone’s guess. But it’s hard to deny that it looks great anyway. Originally a modern 916-powered Monster S4, the motorcycle has been transported back in time, with 1970’s style details such as the braced tubular ...

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Radical Harley-based Penny Farthing-styled trike

Chris Newbigging, 06 June 2007 11:42

This stunning Zeel Design Bobster trike is based, mechanically, at least, around a 2006 Harley Sportster 1200, with unconventional styling cues taken from Penny Farthing pushbikes and classic American exotica. In MCN, Wednesday, June 5, 2007 we speak to Zeel Design's Michael Long, and get the opinion of the UK's top custom bike builder, Roger Allmond. And if you really ...

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Unique Jefferies replica R1 could be yours

Chris Newbigging, 06 June 2007 10:56

You could become the proud owner of this one-off V&M liveried R1, created in memory of Isle of Man TT rider David Jefferies. Jefferies was the dominant rider in road racing until his death in 2003, and this bike is inspired by the machine he rode to victory in the 2000 Senior race, which broke the 125mph lap record en ...

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'I spent my share of the divorce cash on my bike'

Chris Newbigging, 30 May 2007 11:00

David Harper had money to spend on himself after his divorce, and he chose to improve his ZRX’s chassis with the cash. More than £7,000 has been spent with chassis gurus Harris Performance making the improvements he wanted. Check out exactly what Harper has done to his ZRX in these pictures he has given to MCN. Changes to the Kawasaki ...

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Fat Rod meets V Rod with Zeel Design

Chris Newbigging, 30 May 2007 06:00

The Harley-Davidson Fat Boy is arguably the most recognisable Hog of recent times, with a unique style and even starring in Terminator 2 alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger. Canadian Custom shop Zeel Design has taken the classic fat-tyre and ape-hanger handlebar look and applied it to the most technologically advanced Harley of recent times, the V-Rod. Check out our exclusive pictures of ...

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Joey's VFR750 for sale

Chris Newbigging, 03 May 2007 16:12

The owner of a VFR750 taken to victory in the 1987 North West 200 Production 750 race by Joey Dunlop is selling the bike at this year’s race. Owner Brian Mulholland has a letter from Dunlop’s manager David Wood confirming the registration and engine/frame numbers. The bike will be on display during the cavalcade on Friday evening (11 May) before ...

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More AMD custom specials

Chris Newbigging, 12 April 2007 13:33

Following our story on the winner of the AMD European Custom Championship (see related stories), here are the two runners-up: Second place: Rock 'N Bike Using a more common 883 Harley engine instead of the Buell motor favoured by some competitors, the clip-on equipped Rock 'N Bike by French builders Art of Racer is covered in machined and drilled holes ...

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