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Build your own electric road racer

Dan Aspel, 01 July 2011 11:27

Mavizen, the organisers of the electric TT, have dramatically slashed the cost of buying an electric race bike, to less than £8000. There’s just one catch – you’ll have to build it yourself. This is no DIY home-build special though. The Mavizen LEO.X can only be bought as a complete package, which includes a five-day college course on electrical theory, ...

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'Better than new' Honda CR500R

Dan Aspel, 07 December 2010 10:01

This restored 1991 Honda CR500R has been repaired and customised to “better than new” condition. The 20-year-old dirt bike has had a full engine rebuild and redesign – complete with rebored cylinders and smoothed cylinder heads – as well as custom clocks, ignition coils, steering stem, sprockets, suspension, brakes… in fact it’s hard to find a single nut, bolt or ...

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Britten V1000

Dan Aspel, 18 November 2010 11:53

The Britten V1000 was designed in 1991 by maverick bike builder John Britten. It boasted a carbon fibre frameless chassis as well as carbon fibre wheels. The front suspension was an adjustable double wishbone girder-type, and the 999 cc V-twin made 160 bhp. Accolades won by the one-of-a-kind bike were: 1992 - won the Dutch round of the Battle of ...

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Honda CB550 Cafe Racer

Dan Aspel, 04 August 2010 17:21

This mouth-watering cafe racer started its life as 1977 Honda CB550F. Far from leaving it to rust, its owner stripped it down to its frame, blasted and repainted it and then began to rebuild from scratch.  Adding a Benjis fibreglass tank and tail set, Buell headlights, CB200 guages, and clubman bars formed the basis of the new creation. New spokes ...


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