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Staff bikes: Triumph Tiger 800 - Taming the Tiger's thirst

Ped Baker, 27 October 2011 15:50

Since returning from Spain a while back I've had numerous emails from Tiger owners concerning fuel consumption. It appears that quite a few are finding it a little on the thirsty side compared to their BMW F800GS-owning friends. On French and Spanish autoroutes at a steady 85mph with pillion and luggage, I got a reasonable 45mpg from my Tiger. Dropping ...

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Video: Rossi rescued after Ducati 1198 breaks down

Ped Baker, 25 May 2011 17:46

Nine times world champion Valentino Rossi looks embarrassed as Silverstone staff rescue him and his stranded WSB spec 1198. Rossi was at the circuit on May 18 for some crafty 'practice' laps ahead of the Silverstone MotoGP round on June 12.

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European bike week kicks off in Austria

Ped Baker, 07 September 2010 14:28

Over 100,000 people will roll up to shores of Lake Faak in Austria this week as the 12th annual European bike week gets underway. A Harley Davidson Europe run event, bike week attracts top Harley custom builders and parts manufacturers from across Europe. This years line-up includes Zodiac, Walz Hardcore, Big Bear Wrecking Crew and Thunderbike alongside the official Harley range ...

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F**K! It’s the World’s coolest tail-light

Ped Baker, 30 July 2010 17:36

Online blog Ze Last Chance Garage has dug up this collection of chopper tail lights. Ranging from the offensive but brilliant F**k to the obligatory Maltese Cross, they would a classy finishing touch to any chop. Big Daddy Roth style rat is one for the collector. Nazi insignia is probably best left in the cupboard. Source:

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Guildford Harley-Davidson's customs

Ped Baker, 29 March 2010 16:53

Guildford Harley Davidson might not be the first place you think of when it comes to one-off custom built Harleys but sales manager Mike Noble and team at the Surrey based dealer are hoping these two newly built modified fat boys could change that. The blue and silver modded Fat Boy special belongs to David Ranson whose passion for Harleys was ...

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Kawasaki W650 ‘Doue’ flat tracker special for sale

Ped Baker, 03 February 2010 15:25

The stunning Kawasaki W650 based flat-tracker featured in the January 20 edition of MCN is up for sale at £6999. Built in record time over the Christmas holidays, owner Sean Kynnersley created the flat track look by modifying the W650 subframe, fitting Harley bodywork and a Honda CMX cruiser tank. The engine is in stock tune but fitted with 36mm Mikuni ...

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Italian built Triumph Scrambler special in production

Ped Baker, 22 January 2010 15:26

Milan based firm TPR have launched their first production special, this stunning Urban Scrambler. Based around the Triumph 800cc twin cylinder engine and Bonneville chassis the bike takes its inspiration from scramblers of the 50’s and 60’s. The hi-level exhausts that exit both sides of the bike, polished number boards and detailed finish set the bike apart from the hundreds ...

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Thruxton Café racer special from Pure Triumph

Ped Baker, 11 January 2010 13:36

When the World’s largest Triumph dealer decides to build a café racer you'd expect something pretty special – and this Thruxton-based machine from Pure Triumph is just that. Just about everything that can be changed has been, only the chassis and engine internals remain unchanged from the stock 2009 donor bike. The list of custom parts is phenomenally long but ...

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Krazy Horse brings Samurai Choppers to the UK

Ped Baker, 08 January 2010 16:28

Bury St Edmunds based custom shop Krazy Horse has been chosen by exclusive Japanese chopper builder Zero Engineering to set up a new European dealer network and distribute it's range of Samurai Choppers. With rich and famous owners (including Hollywood star Brad Pitt) Zero built choppers have achieved semi cult-status and have been featured in the 2008 blockbuster movie Iron ...

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Resident Evil 'Murdercycle' in production

Ped Baker, 07 December 2009 15:25

Ever wondered what a computer game made into a motorcycle would look like? Me neither, but computer games giant Capcom have and they've commissioned specialist builder Savage Cycles to create it. Called the Resident Evil 'Murdercycle' the 'post apocalyptic zombie murdering machine' features a number of 'real' weapons such as an airsoft shotgun and pistol plus a combat knife strapped ...


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