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Sheene fanatic buys GP bike

Tom Rayner, 16 May 2007 06:00

MCN reader and huge Barry Sheene fan Andy Smith bought this 1976 Suzuki RG500 XR14 Heron works GP racer after seeing a story about Bonhams auctioning the bike in MCN. The 45-year-old Norfolk rider chose to buy the bike rather than pay off his mortgage and it's now a stable-mate to his road-legal limited edition RG500 and a John Reynolds ...

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Watch the world's fastest electric bike

Tom Rayner, 02 May 2007 14:30

Here’s conclusive proof that electric bikes can be cool - meet the 350bhp Killacycle. Built by American Bill Dube, the Killacycle is the fastest electric-powered motorcycle in the world. It has recently posted a 0-60mph time in just 1.4 seconds, and the bike’s best quarter mile drag run was just 8.76 seconds with a top speed of 145mph! The bike ...

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Chopper chair

Tom Rayner, 07 March 2007 17:26

This ‘Goth Rod’ chopper chair is the latest brainwave from America’s maddest custom bike builder. LA designer and boss of Motor Lounge, Gene Gordon, has built this armchair, the ultimate accessory for the lounge of every Hells Angels chapter house. Gordon said: “The last thing the world needed was another custom bike builder so I wanted to do something completely ...

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Harley Hot Rod special

Tom Rayner, 05 March 2007 15:24

An MCN reader has created this unique custom as a homage to 50s hot-rod culture.What began life as a tatty 1996 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy was given a £5,000 makeover by Shaws Harley-Davidson in Eastbourne. Most of the money was spent on the stunning paintjob with a matt black base and pinstripe red touches – the wheels are powder coated red ...

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The Vision of the future

Tom Rayner, 19 January 2007 10:00

These are the world’s first pictures of the new Victory Vision; a bike that its American manufacturer claims is going to revolutionise the touring market. By merging classic American style (with the chrome V-twin engine proudly displayed at the centrepiece) with the fresher lines of European tourers, like BMW’s K1200LT. Even the grey/silver colour schemes ape BMW’s executive-looking touring bikes. ...

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