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Is this the ultimate Honda CBX1000?

MCN, 16 March 2012 13:31

A “breakthrough for the Japanese motorcycle industry” was one headline when Honda’s stunning six cylinder CBX was first announced in 1977 and the first photographs which appeared in MCN that year certainly left a lasting impression on one West Country teenager. Thirty five years on Paul Pursey now owns seven of the iconic sixes including this, which features an 1170cc ...

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Video: MCN's Yamaha SR500 cafe racer project running

Anonymous, 30 January 2012 10:30

MCN designer Simon Relph bought this rust bucket 1979 Yamaha SR500 at the beginning of the year for just £50 with the aim of turning the bike in to a cool cafe racer. Now, after plenty of hard graft the SR500 cafe racer project is complete. Watch the video below to hear the bike running.  brightcove.createExperiences();

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Deus Yamaha SR custom dirt tracker

MCN, 15 July 2011 14:47

The Oddjob is Sydney based Deus' latest pared-down dirt track inspired take on the Yamaha SR500. The original air-cooled 499cc single cylinder was bored out to 542cc and blueprinted by Carl Batley of Cafe Racer, with a Carillo rod thrown in for good measure. A Keihin FCR39 carb lets the motor breathe and a high-level exhaust completes the performance mods. ...

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Dominator transformed into desert racer

MCN, 08 July 2011 17:39

This 1997 Honda Dominator encapsulates the notion of transforming a sow's ear into a silk purse. This is third Dominator that Welshman Andrew Greenland has transformed with a total rebuild, shedding the dated plastics for a pared down retro desert racer style. Modifications include gold anodised 17" rims front and rear, custom hand-made seat unit, Baja designs headlamp and CG125 fuel tank. ...

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New ultra-light Ducati special

MCN, 24 June 2011 16:53

It's got the power-to-weight to match a Moto2 bike, the looks to murder it and it's green too. Well, it's built around recycled Ducati ST3 engines. The RAD02 Corsa Evo is a reworked RAD02 Corsa launched in 2007 by Spain's Radical Ducati. The main differences are a new, narrower fairing, lighter sub-frame and a redesigned solo seat. The complete bike ...

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London dealer gives Moto Guzzi V7 makeover

Andy Downes, 18 March 2011 15:57

The Moto Guzzi V7 is already pretty cool in standard form but London dealer Corsa Italiana has put some work into the bike with these two gorgeous specials. The black bike has a fair bit more work done to the V7 Café Classic which is what the bike started out as. It costs £8999 and gets an all-black paintscheme, three-spoke ...

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Video: Flat trackers at the Arizona mile

MCN, 20 January 2011 09:43

American bike mag Cycle World send Associate Editor Mark Cernicky to ride the pick of the AMA Flat Track Litter at the Arizona Mile:  

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Secrets of the UK’s best specials

Chris Newbigging, 20 December 2010 12:51

In this week’s MCN we’re taking a look inside some of Britain’s best home-grown specials – the top three from Britain’s Got Biking talent. We spoke to the owners of the top three bikes to find out what went in to making the UK’s favourite specials. We couldn’t have asked for a more varied response– one bike was built entirely ...

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Kawasaki GPz1100 bargain racer

Scott Redmond, 10 November 2010 09:00

In its day, the GPz1100B1 was the original superbike: big, black, phenomenally fast and, in 1981, Kawasaki’s flagship.  So you’d be mistaken for assuming this GPz-based sprint machine has set its owner back thousands – but you’d be wrong. Instead, owner Eric Frith has spent less than £1000 on the GPz through a mixture of craft and good fortune ending ...

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Britain's Got Biking Talent: seven days to vote!

MCN, 22 September 2010 09:23

There are only seven days left to vote for your favourite bike in this year¹s Britain¹s Got Biking Talent competition with Carole Nash. Thousands of you have already voted on www.britainsgotbikingtalent.co.uk and this year¹s competition is hotter than ever. There is just one week left to help select the 12 finalists that will appear at Carole Nash Motorcycle Live at ...

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