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Steve McQueen's Brough Superior to be auctioned

Ped Baker, 16 June 2011 12:41

A 1931 Brough Superior SS80 that once belonged to Steve McQueen and US customiser Von Dutch is to be put under the hammer at the Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance in August. In the late 1970's McQueen gifted the SS80 to Von Dutch (Kenny Howard) under the condition that when Von Dutch died, the bike would be returned to McQueen. ...

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Still time to see Warrs customs at Motorexpo Canary Wharf

Ped Baker, 10 June 2011 10:35

If you're quick, there's just enough time to catch the end of the glamourous Motorexpo car and bike show at London's Canary Wharf. Amongst the sea of four wheelers that make up the majority of the show, Europe's oldest Harley dealer, Warrs Harley Davidson have a selection of their test bikes on offer (take both bits of your licence) and ...

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Parker Brothers Choppers: If you build it, they will come

Ped Baker, 21 April 2011 16:01

As you've probably guessed by the 'Green Machine' three wheeler, Florida based Parker Brothers Choppers aren't your usual brand of southern state bike builders. Self confessed movie nuts Shanon and Marc have carved a niche within the chopper niche by building replicas of 'movie star' bikes and machines to showcase their passion and technical prowess. The most successful of the ...

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Video: Roland Sands Project 200

Ped Baker, 05 August 2010 17:07

US Custom bike icon Roland Sands has just released this video of his Victory Project 200 bike road testing in California. 'Reaching 200mph on a bike that started life as a custom cruiser has been a goal of mine for some time', Sands explains, 'adding the bodywork and performance parts lends itself to setting this bike apart as a true ...

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Road-legal Tron Light-cycles for sale

Ped Baker, 01 July 2010 17:02

Custom bike builders Parkers Brothers Choppers are selling five, full size, working Tron Light cycles with a starting price of $35,000 each. buy one online The bikes are yet to be built but Parkers claim they'll feature hubless wheels, carbon-fibre bodywork and neon lighting behind plexiglass panels. Parkers are planning a run of five bikes, each one a different colour. ...

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Customs and modified: Rizoma Ducati Streetfighter

Ped Baker, 08 April 2010 09:31

US performance parts distributor Motivation Accessories have built this one-off Ducati Streetfighter to showcase the 2010 range of Rizoma performance parts. Motivation have literally thrown the entire Rizoma catalogue at the bike from rear sets to engine covers and while the complete bike is as tacky as a Vegas slot-machine the highlight has to be the see-through timing belt covers. ...

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Metalflake making a comeback

Ped Baker, 19 March 2010 15:53

It’s true that nothing is original and fashion is cyclic but when it comes to metalflake that’s no bad thing.  Invented in the 1930’s by painting innovator John Morton (who created the finish by adapting aluminium roof coating paint) Commercial Metalflake paints didn’t become widely available until the 1960’s. The outrageously OTT finish gained huge popularity in the custom car ...

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Triumph Thruxton JPS tribute

Ped Baker, 18 March 2010 17:20

Even if the black and gold paintscheme is a little confused (Norton are associated with JPS not Triumph) there’s no denying the quality of this modded Thruxton. Built by Austrian Triumph dealer Jurgen Schnaller and called the ‘Greymouth’ the bike features flat side Keihin carbs, Raask exhaust, high compression pistons, ported and polished head and high lift camshafts. Schnaller is ...

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Storz XR1200S for sale in the UK

Ped Baker, 12 March 2010 12:28

The only one of its kind in the UK, this Storz XR1200S has just been put up for sale on motorcyclenews.com.    Click here to view the ad Based on a 2000 1200cc Sportster, the XR is built from kit parts imported directly from US based XR specialists Storz components. Only the frame, swing-arm and engine remain from the donor ...

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Daytona Bike Week Classic and custom auction - part 2

Ped Baker, 05 March 2010 11:17

Here is the second part of our online special highlighting the best bits from Daytona Bike week. We've picked out the best bits, but all the pre registered lots can be seen here http://www.batorauctions.com/ The auction begins Saturday March 6th and you can watch the bidding live via webcam http://www.ustream.tv/channel/daytona-classic-motorcycle-auction 1998 Confederate American GTThe GT is a two-year model and this is ...

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