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Aprilia RS250 Simoncelli tribute complete

andysxv550, 23 July 2012 14:52

Just thought I would share a few more pictures since the bike's finished now. I managed to get a few hours riding it at the weekend and it's a good laugh.

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Aprilia RS250 Simoncelli tribute

andysxv550, 10 July 2012 15:08

It's not quite finished yet but here's what I've been working on for the past couple of months. It started out as a fairly scruffy Aprilia RS250 which I stripped, cleaned, serviced, MoT'd etc. I added the RS body work, pipes and carbon bits from Jap4performance, and then set about painting it. I don't have a workshop so all this was done in the back ...

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Destination dealer: Celebrate 40 years with Fraser's

MCN, 22 June 2011 15:45

ADVERTISING PROMOTION This year Fraser's of Gloucester will be celebrating its 40th year with its biggest ever open weekend on Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 June. Owner Neal Fraser said : "Guy Martin, Tommy Bridewell, Larry Carter, Chesca Miles and the MCN babes will be there to name but a few. We will also be offering some exclusive clothing and ...

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FireBlade gets the best Japan, Italy and Sweden have to offer

Austin Lindberg, 11 April 2011 10:16

This bike started life as a CBR900RR-Y Honda FireBlade. After a crash at a track day, it fell into the hands of eBike Parts’ Chris Turvey and nine months later, this is the result. And if it inspires you, there are plenty of Honda Fireblades for sale! Little of the original remains. The front end is largely lifted off various Aprilia Tuonos, ...

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New Kawasaki ZX-10R gets mean (not green) makeover

Guy Procter, 01 April 2011 17:02

Kawasaki’s new ZX-10R may have lost the outright power battle with the BMW S1000RR and the handling scrap to Aprilia’s RSV4 APRC but it’s determined to walk away from the tussles head held high in the styling department. To that end Kawasaki USA’s taken the big Ninja to the ‘king of custom sportsbikes’ Robert Fisher, boss of Florida’s Roaring Toyz, ...

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Battle of the Brands - Arizona Mile May 1st

Ped Baker, 29 April 2010 15:56

No less than eight different brands of twin cylinder motorcycle will be competing in this weekends Grand National Championship Flat track race at the Yavapai Downs in Prescott, Arizona. Run on a mile-long dirt-oval, similar to a giant speedway track, the 125bhp 750-1000cc twins will reach speeds of up to 140mph, clashing handlebars as they compete for the £100,000 prize ...

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Metmachex Bandit

Mick7777, 25 June 2009 09:45

In january this year, while sorting out the frames of two Z1000R's I am restoring I saw the bike in the foyer of Metmachex. I was a little concerned about the weird steering but very impressed with the look of the bike and the engineering that went into it. after brief discusion a price was agreed and in June I ...

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Höly Kawasaki ER-6

Rupert Paul, 18 June 2009 16:01

Specs Chassis2004 ZX-6R forks, 2003 Z1000 yokes, ABM discs, rear master cylinder and rear caliper, Wilbers shock. Emil Schwarz bearings (www.emilschwarz.de), Bridgestone 003 tyres. 182kg with a full tank. Engine13.8:1 compression, Höly cams, gas flowed ports, stock valves and pistons, modified ZX-10R injector bodies, stock airbox with big, heat-shrouded intake, Power Commander, SR Racing exhaust, Akrapovic Yamaha R6 silencer, R6 ...

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Retro motorcycles pile in to Britain's got Biking Talent competition

Chris Newbigging, 21 August 2008 17:00

Some of the UK’s coolest retro motorcycles are the latest entries in our Britain’s got Biking Talent with Carole Nash contest. With just two days left to enter, the contest is attracting a stunning array of retro machinery to rival the more modern bikes uploaded to motorcyclenews.com. Ninja79 has entered his extensively modified 1990 Kawasaki ZX10 in Britain’s Got Biking Talent with ...

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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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