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Discounted MV Agustas now cheaper than BMW S1000RR sport and Ducati 1198

MV Agusta has slashed thousands off the cost of its 2009 F4 and Brutale, bringing prices in line with best Japanese and European bikes. The iconic Italian firm has reduced its F4 1078RR 312 monoposto from £13,799 to £12,000 and the biposto model from £13,999 to £12,350 by offering to pay customers VAT for them. This plunges it straight in ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 10 December 2009

Bugatti Veyron inspired chopper

A lucky Hong Kong biker, who has just taken delivery of a £1m Bugatti Veyron has commissioned Waltz Hardcore Cycles to create this matching bike. The Veyron China 1 has been 18 months in the making and is based on the limited Iceman chassis – developed for F1 driver Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari chopper. The tech spec for the bike has ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 08 December 2009

Honda Transalp and Deauville production moves

Honda has revealed which models will be affected when it ceases production at its Spanish factory. The factory, in Monetesa, currently makes the Honda Varadero 1000 and 125, the 700cc Deauville and 700cc Transalp for the British market. But Honda has announced that production at the plant will cease in March 2010 and move to its Italian plant at Atessa. ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 17 November 2009

Blindspot electric bikes may be green, but they're not pretty

A new American company is transforming junkyard relics in to zero emission bikes. But despite all of their green credentials, its difficult to get round the fact they lack looks thanks to the bulky batteries. So far Blindspot has created El Chopper, based on a 1986 Honda Rebel 250. It is powered by a 48 volt battery and has a ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 22 October 2009

Stafford Show photo gallery

The Motorcycle Mechanics Show at Stafford County Showground is always awash with everything from the unique to the unusual. Here are just a few of the eye-catching bikes on display at the autumn 2009 show. There was an ex-Kenny Roberts Yamaha US factory TZ250. Roberts rode this bike at Assen in 1974. This custom Norton, based on a 1924 500cc ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Events
  • 20 October 2009

Moto Guzzi V7 Café Classic vs. Triumph Thruxton

Guzzi’s new V7 Café Classic is, like Triumph’s Thruxton, a romantic take on café racers of yesteryear. The satin-finished lime green Moto Guzzi is a café racer version of the current V7 Classic, so comes with a single seat, no pillion pegs, upswept exhausts and low bars.    It is powered by a 744cc v-twin motor which produces a claimed 48bhp. ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 03 July 2009

DJ Carl Cox parties with Ducati

DJ and club legend Carl Cox was one of the guests at Ducati’s Superbike Party at Donington Park WSB event. Cox, who was named the world’s number one DJ by DJ Magazine,  was one of 300 guests to attend the Saturday night bash at the LaunchPad. There was food, drink, live music and a fine collection of Ducati’s including the  ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 28 June 2009

See Roland Sand’s BuHell in action

Watch custom guru Roland Sands ride his latest custom creation – a modified Buell, branded the BuHell. Former racer Sands “abuses it in all its glory” and talks about the bikes creation in this short vid. Watch the video here He said: “Building this bike was a little touch of Hell, that’s why we called it the BuHell. Over a ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 19 June 2009

Bradley Smith in awe of TT

Bradley Smith, Britain’s most successful grand prix rider since Barry Sheen, got his first taste of the TT – with ex-TT racer and Manx man Richard ‘Milky’ Quayle. Quaylegave Smith a guided tour of the 37.73 mile mountain circuit in a race official’s Jaguar. Smith said: “It was unbelievable just to have that opportunity. It was really special to go ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • TT & road races
  • 06 June 2009

Steve McQueen bike sells for more than £55,000

Movie legend Steve McQueen’s old Triumph Bonneville Desert Sled has sold for £55,761 at auction in California, while his racing licence raised £28,232. The 1963 Bud Ekins modified bike and FIM licence were two of the highlights of the Bonhams and Butterfields sale, which also featured a collection of Rollie Free memorabilia, and an ultra-rare 1950 Vincent Series C White ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 12 May 2009


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